Volunteer with Us!

  Volunteer Opportunities January    Dublin Food Co-op is an organisation that is run by volunteers and staff members working together. Many of our volunteers work in the shop in Kilmainham but there are plenty of other avenues in which you can volunteer with us.  This month we will be busy with these events – …. |READ MORE|

Dublin Food Co-operative & ICOS – Community Development Programme 2019/2020

We are ready to launch our Community Development Programme to Dublin Food Co-op members and the broader community.  As an organisation we have been focused on securing a premises for the past number of years – this has meant that our community activity hasn’t been at the forefront. With our move to Kilmainham we have …. |READ MORE|

Dublin Food Co-operative historical blog

Coop History

What is this historical blog? This article features as part of the Society for Co-operative Studies Ireland Newsletter for 2019. This is intended as an introduction to what will be a fairly regular historical blog written for the Dublin Food Co-operative website. Dublin Food Co-operative The Dublin Food Co-operative (DFC) has provided an alternative to …. |READ MORE|

Dave Dunn – Craft of Facilitation

Dave Dunn will be running a Facilitation Skills Training this October as part of our new Dublin Food Co-op Community Development Programme. Dave’s course will run over 2 Saturday mornings in October . The course will take place in the Inchicore Sports and Social Club.  Many of you know Dave from his excellent facilitation of …. |READ MORE|

Newsletter July

Dear Member We hope you’ve been enjoying the great seasonal produce that’s been available at the Co-op this July! If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, as August is the best time for seasonal Irish fruits and vegetables. Aoife talks about our second abundant and eventful Street Feast, with a special mention of Tim Cookson, our …. |READ MORE|

Notes on our Annual General Meeting 2019

This years’ Annual General Meeting was truly a testament to the culture of our co-operative and the engagement of active membership. The meeting was held over three and a half hours (including a brief Special General Meeting) and it remained productive and constructive throughout. As the Secretary of the Dublin Food Co-op, Sam Toland is …. |READ MORE|

CB Candidates 2019

Show candidates for election

All the nominations received by the Co-op were reviewed at a meeting of our Nomination & Governance Committee, and we are happy to announce the Rose McCaul and Grace Wilentz will be joining sitting CB members Maureen O’Donnell and Filipa Ferraz in standing for (re-)election to the CB. As we do not have more candidates …. |READ MORE|

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Want to join the DFC Book Club?

Patrick Doyle has been a member of our Co-op for a number of years, and volunteers regularly at the Co-op. Following a series of recent events and meetings organised by the Dublin Food Co-operative (I’m thinking in particular about the film screening held at Inchicore Sports and Social Club) I thought was worth trying to build …. |READ MORE|

Election to Co-ordinating Body (Board) of the Dublin Food Co-op

We in the Dublin Food Co-op believe that every co-operative is only as good as its volunteer members. If you are interested in a leadership role that will have an impact across our whole community while serving the needs of our members, then getting nominated to serve on the Co-ordinating Body (the Board of Directors) …. |READ MORE|

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Growing our local and organic Produce at the Co-op

Niamh McCartan is our Fresh Produce Co-ordinator at the Co-op. She is responsible for keeping our racks full of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables all year round. During this time of year known as ‘the hungry gap’ (from around March to the beginning of June), Ireland saw a period of time in which most crops …. |READ MORE|