Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.   (ICOS)

    EU Transparency Register

    99345863205-62 First registered on 11 Feb 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) is a co-operative umbrella organisation that serves and promotes commercial co-operative businesses and enterprise across multiple sections of the Irish economy.

    ICOS represents 130 co-operatives, which collectively have over 150,000 individual members, employ >12,000 people in Ireland (a further 24,000 abroad) and has combined turnover of €14 billion. Starting from agriculture co-op roots, and the vision of our founding President, Sir Horace Plunkett in 1894; ICOS today has evolved to serve the co-operative sector in seven core categories, namely:

    Multipurpose Dairy Co-ops
    Livestock Sector Co-ops
    Food, Fishing & Beverage Co-ops
    Store, Trade & Wholesale Co-ops
    Advisory and Education Related Co-ops
    Community Oriented, Culture & Leisure Co-ops
    Service Related Co-ops

    Our mission is: Generating leadership, competitiveness and value through stronger co-operation and world class service.

    Main EU files targeted

    European Legislation affecting Irish Co-ops, including:
    - Common Agricultural Policy
    - Trade (International, EU single market, BREXIT)
    - EU budget
    - Consumer legislation (inc labelling)
    - Food supply chain
    - Innovation and research funding
    - Climate change and Energy policy
    - Veterinary and animal health and welfare issues
    - Food safety
    - Transport of animals
    - Environmental legislation
    - Competition law relating to the organisation of primary producers
    - Fisheries


    Head Office
    The Plunkett House Merrion Square, 84
    Dublin D02 T882
    EU Office
    Rue de Treves 61 ICOS ltd
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 29 Sep 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Damien O'REILLY 04 May 2023 03 May 2024
    Ms Alison Graham 05 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2022
    Ms Alison Graham 20 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2020
    Ms Alison Graham 24 Nov 2018 20 Nov 2019
    Ms Alison Graham 10 Nov 2017 10 Nov 2018
    Ms Alison Graham 14 Oct 2016 05 Oct 2017
    Mr Conor Mulvihill 07 Aug 2015 04 Aug 2016
    Mr Conor Mulvihill 31 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2015
    Mr Conor Mulvihill 26 Jan 2013 25 Jan 2014

    Complementary Information

    The ICOS European office has been a permanent fixture for 50 years, as long as Ireland has been a member of the EC.

    It has always interacted with all of the European Institutions in a proactive, constructive and professional way.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    ICOS is a member of COGECA, the General Confederation for Agriculture Co-operatives in the European Union.

    ICOS is also a member of U.E.C.B.V. – European Livestock and Meat Trading Union.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Erasmus 70,142€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Erasmus 45,253€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    These grants were for the following Erasmus + Projects:
    - A fields project which is aimed at training and upskilling co-op leaders in our membership base.
    - The AgriCoopValue Project, which is a training project that aims to create a favourable framework for the application of a unified social accounting system for agri-food co-operatives at European level, in order to monetise their social value and determine their multiplying capacity within rural environments across the European Union.
    -Lead Farm 5.0 project which supports digital innovation.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    ICOS Participates in:
    - European Commission Civil Dialogue Group on Milk and Dairy Products
    - European Commission Civil Dialogue Group on Trade and International Aspects of Agriculture
    - European Commission Animal Welfare Stakeholders’ Platform
    - Economic Board of the European Milk Market Observatory
    - European Network for Rural Development

  • Meetings


    7 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 14 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Climate, dairy sector in Ireland
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      • Peter Wehrheim (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject MFF, CAP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jun 2016 Location Ireland
      Subject Climate Change
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 03 Nov 2015 Location Ireland
      Subject Address ICOS Conference
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 01 Sep 2015 Location BRUSSELS
      Subject Agriculture Affairs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 29 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Medicated Feed and Veterinary Medicines
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      • Marco Valletta (Cabinet member)
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