News & Events

Cancelled due to public gathering restrictions

Annual General Meeting.

The AGM of the Society will take place at 12:30 on the 20th April 2020, at:

UCC Centre for Executive Education 1 Lapp’s Quay Cork City Map:,-8.4669614,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9b8e449630cadb7f!8m2!3d51.8979575!4d-8.4666596

If you are travelling from outside Cork please contact us and we will do our best to arrange lift shares.

Economic Justice for Northern Ireland – Policy Event, 30 January 2020

The Institute for Public Policy Research are hosting an event at The Duncairn in Belfast on 30 January which might be of interest to members. Proceedings begin at 5.30 pm.

‘Economic Justice for Northern Ireland’ builds on their ongoing work that came out of the Commission on Economic Justice and will feature contributions from Belfast Cleaning Society and Development Trusts Northern Ireland. A good representation of co-operative voices can only add to proceedings. More details can found here: 

Date and Time: 30/01/2020 17:30 – 20:30

Address: The Duncairn, Duncairn Ave, Belfast BT14 6BP (full disabled access)

Consultation of Future of Public Sector Broadcasting

The government has announced a consultation on the future of public sector broadcasting. This is a great opportunity to promote the idea of co-operative ownership of the broadcast media, in particular a co-operatively-owned RTE. We will make further announcements as we find out the details. In the meantime if any members have an interest, knowledge or experience in radio and television, we would like your views on how this could be done.

Dublin Food Co-operative Christmas Party

The Dublin Food Co-op have extended an invitation to all SCSI members to their Christmas Party and Co-operator Networking Event (run with the support of ICOS) to be held on the 12th December from 19.00 to 23.00 at the Inchicore Sports and Social Club. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet like-minded co-operators in a convivial and informal atmosphere, and share ideas and aspirations for 2020 and beyond.

Irish Supporters Forum

On Saturday 16th November the FAI convened a forum for Supporters Groups in Ireland, one of which was the Irish Supporters Network. The Network represents supporters co-operatives who either own their clubs, or are taking steps to do so. It is clear from the discussions that football in Ireland would benefit greatly from more co-operatives at all levels of organisation. For more info contact

Society AGM

Update 12/12/19 The recent news of the demise of Limerick FC shows the urgency of addressing the ownership of professional sport, especially football (soccer) in Ireland. The current ownership model is no longer fit-for-purpose.

The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held on 19th July 2019 at Liberty Hall, Dublin. At the first meeting of the new committee the following were elected as officers: Chairperson – Tiziana O’Hara; Secretary – Norman Rides; Treasurer – Bridget Carroll; Communications Officer – Patrick Doyle.