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What We Do

Co-operative Legislation Unit

The Co-operative Legislation Unit administers the existing legislation relating to industrial and provident societies, friendly societies and trade unions, including the preparation of relevant secondary legislation.

Industrial and Provident Societies, Friendly Societies and Trade Union Registration and Regulation

We review the existing legislation leading to the implementation of any legislative changes considered necessary or desirable.

We support and monitor the Registry of Friendly Societies and address any significant matters or issues that arise.

Contact Us

Co-operative Legislation Unit,
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Ground Floor, Earlsfort Centre, Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2.

Fax: (01) 631 2553   







John Shine

01 631 2630


Teodora Corcoran

01 631 3283


Caroline Kiernan

01 631 2631