Co-op People

Co-op people

Volunteer energy from owner-members is at the heart of the Co-op - from day-to-day operations like shelf-stacking through social events to policy and strategic development. Ultimate decisions rest with members through an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other democratic structures.

Co-ordinating Body (CB)

The Co-op's Co-ordinating Body (CB) is group of member-directors, elected at the AGM, who steer the overall direction of the Co-op between general meetings:

  • Paul Farely(Secretary and Maintenance Working Group Liaison)
  • Patrick Flynn (Products Working Group Liaison and Ethics and Governance Liason)
  • Thomas Hamann (Chair and Staff Liaison)
  • Mark O'Connor (Finance Working Group Liaison)
  • Loris Paladium (Events Working Group Liaison)
  • Dominik Chlebowski (Communications Working Group Liaison)
  • Martin Obst
  • Gabrielle Lafitte
  • Fillipa Ferraz

Email the CB

Working Groups

Our working groups are opportunities for any member to participate in the operation of the Co-op:


A team of full and part time staff members look after a range of administrative and operational roles:

  • Tim & Amy - Operations Managers

  • Aoife - Assistant Operations Manager

  • Stephen - Till Supervisor 

  • Vera, Brenda, Nuala and Mary - Checkout Team

  • Jocelyn, Niamh and Emma - Fruit and Vegetable Team
  • Pauric - Development Coordinator

  • Nuala / Gabrielle - Office administrator and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Catherine - Accounts and Bookkeeper

We do have jobs available from time to time. If you would like to work for us please email


Our Producer Members operate stalls on Saturdays:

  • Sonairte (organic vegetables, fruit, plants and herbs)
  • Lino Olivieri - Colleta Olivieri Olive Oil and Vendemia Wines (olive oil, fairtrade coffee, organic wine)
  • John De Courcy - Tropical Oils Europe (organic coconut oil and more)
  • George Heise - George's Patisserie (bread)
  • Robert Gepart - Mills and More (grain mills, soy milk makers and bakery)
  • Katerina Psimopoulis - A Taste of Greece (hot and cold food)
  • Bala Moorthy - Vegeplanet (Indian food)
  • Siraj Zaidi - North Indian Gourmet Delight
  • Sophie Rieu - Unicorn Design (clothing)
  • Susan Kelly - Naturamatics (personal care products)
  • Cecilia Garrigan (aromatherapy oils)
  • Laura Turner (new and second-hand books)
  • Anna Felton (craft and beadwork)
  • Petre Nicolescu - Simply Water (water filters and treatment)
  • Ursula O'Reilly - Ula Design (jewellery)
  • Xavier Vercaemst - Amatsu Healing Therapies
  • Aga Sierpinska - Owner, Thursday Cafe (private cafe operator Wed-Sun)
  • Eibhlin O'Callaghan - Nature Cures
  • Camino Craft organic wines - Rafael Gregori, Camino Craft wines 

Sunday Markets

The organisers of Sunday Markets bring added events and colour to the Co-op venue. While retaining their identity as independent events, at least one of the organisers of each market is a Co-op member and we encourage all members to develop new events at the venue.