Eco Eye series 13, EP7 “Community co-operatives”

Eco Eye 13

Episode 7: Community Co-operatives


Rural Ireland has always had its economic struggles and since the recession, they have become more pronounced. Emigration and the flight to the cities has left many communities fighting for their survival.

In this episode Duncan meets people and communities who are fighting back. With their eye firmly on the future these communities take their cue from the past, drawing on the notion of ‘meitheal’ to rebuild their communities, form co-ops and start building a more robust future for Ireland.