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New Book: “Universal Basic Income: Pennies From Heaven” by Paul O’Brien

Author and academic Paul O’Brien explores the arguments for and against the idea of Universal Basic Income and explains how it might work in practice. Paul O’Brien is a member of Basic Income Ireland, an affiliates of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). The book—published on the 26 May 2017—explores themes that the group have been discussing for some years.

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IRELAND: Social Justice Ireland Endorses EU-wide Basic Income System

Comments to European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) consultation on the Future of Europe in Dublin, Ireland, June 7, 2017 Social Justice Ireland, an independent Irish think tank and justice advocacy organization, has endorsed proposals for the introduction of an EU-wide basic income system. Speaking at an EESC event held in Dublin on June 7th, Dr Seán Healy, Director of Social Justice

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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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