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ICOS Plunkett Award

20 Dec 2018
From left to right: T J Flanagan, ICOS, Mary McCarthy-Buckley, UCC, Michael Parsons, Recipient of the 2018 Plunkett Award, Michael Spellman, ICOS, Seamus O’Donohoe, ICOS.

Champion of Co-operative Marts and Dairying, Michael Parsons has been recognised nationally with the co-operative industry's highest honour, the Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.

The Plunkett Award is the premier honorary award made by ICOS annually.  Chosen from a shortlist of distinguished nominees, it is presented to just one individual each year who is regarded as having made an outstanding lifelong contribution to the co-operative movement in Ireland. The recipient for 2018 is Michael Parsons who is the former Chairman and a current director of Kilkenny Co-operative Mart and a former director of Glanbia Co-operative.

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