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 priorities over a five-year term including reforms to social welfare and pensions system.

Its media coverage can be read here and here (the latter is negative).

The related news in the past in this site is: https://basicincome.org/news/2015/07/ireland-fianna-election-manifesto/

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Toru Yamamori is a professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.