An overview of co-operative development from UK based practitioners

Tiziana O’Hara has recently contributed to an article in Co-op News highlighting the challenges faced by small co-ops in NI. The article was written by Rebecca Harvey in Co-op News… Read more


‘Rebuilding Better Together’ with Co-ops in 2021

The conference ‘Rebuilding Better Together’ was held on the 1st of July 2021 online to celebrate Co-operative International Day. The event showcased a great number of co-operatives across North and… Read more


Huddle together for Co-op Fortnight & celebrate cooperation!

Over this year’s  Co-op Fortnight – (21 June – 4 July) we celebrated all existing & emerging local co-ops – and the ones yet to start! Co-ops have shown resilience… Read more


Community Energy and the new DfE Strategy

NICE and Drumlin, the two energy co-operatives in NI, have jointly promoted community energy since 2020. The joint-committee prepared a position paper on the growth of community energy at the… Read more


Venture Folk Ltd discovered!

Speakers and founder members Christopher Shannon and Helen Keys introduced the story of VentureFolk Ltd, a worker co-operative, owned and managed by its members; a collective of innovators, creators and… Read more


Longlife Housing Co-operative Discovered!

On the 4th March 2021, we talked about housing co-ops. This was the second webinar under the series Discover Co-ops. We invited Niall Mulholland from Longlife Housing Co-operative. Niall grew… Read more


Co-op Connections

 A First for Northern Ireland . . . About the event: Our online Co‑op Connections bring co‑ops together so they can share ideas, build contacts and tap into the collective… Read more


In Conversation with the Alternative Economists

– Time for Change & Creating a fairer society: Monday 22 March 2021 – 6pm About this FREE Event: The pandemic has laid bare the systemic problems and horrific levels… Read more