Tag Archives: Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND: “Can Ireland afford Universal Basic Income?” – a Public Debate (Feb 21)

The Dún Laoghaire branch of the Social Democrats will hold a public debate on basic income on Tuesday, February 21. The discussion will be chaired by Social Democrat TD Róisín Shortall and speakers will include Eamon Murphy and Sean Ward, both from Social Justice Ireland, and Anne Ryan and Sinéad Gibney, both of Basic Income Ireland.

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IRELAND: Reflections on Basic Income Ireland Summer Forum

Basic Income Ireland held its Summer Forum in Dublin on June 11. The event included scholarly presentations on the theme of “how a universal, sufficient and unconditional basic income could help us all — women and men — have richer choices about how to live our lives creatively and with greater equality,” followed by open discussion and strategizing about how to advance the cause of basic income in Ireland.

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IRELAND: Largest Opposition Party Fianna Fáil proposes a commission for Basic Income

Fianna Fáil, the largest opposition party in Ireland, has proposed to establish a commission which examines the introduction of an unconditional basic income in Ireland. Willie O’Dea, the party’s social protection spokesperson, reveals that ‘Fianna Fáil commits to the establishment of a government commission to further investigate the feasibility of establishing a Basic Income system’, in the outline of the party’s

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Joe Humphreys “Would an unconditional basic income save democracy or breed laziness?”

The Irish Times runs an interview feature with Enno Schmidt of the Swiss Basic Income campaign. The article, which features Schmidt’s comments as well as a cost-calculation for Ireland, was published in the run-up to Basic Income Ireland’s summer forum which took place in Dublin on June 13 [2015]. Joe Humphreys “Would an unconditional basic income save democracy or breed

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IRELAND: Basic Income Ireland Facebook page passes 18,000 likes

The Facebook page of BIEN affiliate Basic Income Ireland, has just passed 18,000 likes. The page is now more popular than any political party in Ireland except one, including the two parties currently in government. It also now has more likes than leading campaign groups the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Simon Community and a similar amount of

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