PRAXIS is a mix of community activists, academics and other individuals working collectively to reinvigorate popular education in Ireland. It was established in 2008 with a firm belief in the concepts of critical reflection, social and political action, and the central role of popular education in achieving a society based on equality and social justice.
Meitheal Mid West was setup in May 2011 to promote worker cooperatives, and multi stake holder co-op’s (MSC) – as sustainable job creation engines in our region.
In June of 2012 we combined with other interested parties to create the Workers Cooperative Network (WCN).
Meitheal Mid West
The Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre
Limerick Institute of Technology Campus
DCTV is now a member cooperative – it used to be a worker cooperative – that aims at the promotion of an independent, community voice and at developing community broadcasting. DCTV is proud to be part of the Irish Community Media movement which has taken such an important stand for diversity and plurality in our media, along with media literacy and skills development in our communities.
Although the station continues to broadcast it now operates as a member coop. However, members of the staff have established a worker cooperative, Community Productions Ltd, which will start producing TV programmes this summer and autumn (2014).
c/o Neartv, CDC, Bunratty Drive,
Coolock, Dublin 17
Telephone: +353 (0)1-4100834
Co-operative Support Services (CSS) is a social enterprise development agency serving the diverse communities of island of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Its work is focused on development and support for democratically managed models of enterprise to meet the needs of local communities. The key function of CSS is the promotion, development and support of co-operative/social enterprise sector as part of local sustainable economic development. CSS encourages and supports potential community entrepreneurs to put their ideas into practice. The approach creates ownership of the proposal amongst all involved and commitment to the long-term sustainability of the enterprise.
Dublin 8, Ireland
An institution in Cork since 1982, the Quay Co-op incorporates a vegetarian restaurant, an in-house bakery and three shops selling health foods and organic goods in Cork city centre, Ballincollig and Carrigaline.
Quay Co-op Vegetarian Restaurant, Organic & Health Food Shop
24 Sullivan’s Quay
Tel: +353 21 4317 026 (restaurant)
353 21 431 7660 (shop)
Quay Co-op Health, Organic & Wholefoods
Tel: +353 21 4317 026
Quay Co-op Oraganic & Health Food Shop
Tel: +353 21 4317 026