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Ireland

  • Bridget Carroll
Chapter

Abstract

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts (IPSAs) 1893–1978 provide a legislative system for cooperatives other than credit unions in Ireland. The Industrial and Provident Societies Act originates in British legislation, and is an inheritance of British rule in Ireland and therefore pre-dates the establishment of the State. A cooperative may incorporate as an industrial and provident society or alternatively it may register as a company under the Companies Acts 1963–2012. While not specifically a cooperative law, clearly many groups wishing to establish cooperatives have recognized the IPSA regime as preferable to the company regime. This chapter will focus on the Industrial and Provident Societies legislation, which has facilitated the development of cooperatives across a range of sectors.

Keywords

Total Asset Credit Union Registered Society Specific Legislation Cooperative Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Cooperative StudiesUniversity College CorkCorkRepublic of Ireland

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