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#basic income

# basic-income - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

What would change if the government gave everyone in Ireland €200 a week?

It could empower Irish workers, but is it really the best solution for the country’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens?

Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier - and more motivated?

How likely is the idea to work here? We discuss the pros and cons in episode five of Ireland 2029.

# basic-income - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'The stress makes me sick': New report highlights stark financial burden faced by Irish families

St Vincent de Paul says parents are struggling to eat, while prioritising their children’s education.

# basic-income - Saturday 18 February, 2017

# basic-income - Friday 18 November, 2016

State handouts for everyone?: 'Computerisation and automation will destroy vast numbers of jobs'

In an uncertain future where robots take over our jobs, states will have to pay citizens a basic income, writes Dr Malcolm Torry.

# basic-income - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Poll: Would you support an unconditional basic income for everyone in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support an unconditional basic income for everyone in Ireland?

The amount suggested in Switzerland would amount to €2,250 per month.

# basic-income - Saturday 5 December, 2015

How we could abolish all welfare and introduce a basic income for everyone

A basic income is a regular payment from the state, granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. Here’s how it could be implemented in Ireland.

# basic-income - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Willie O'Dea told us about his radical plan to abolish all social welfare

The Fianna Fáil TD has proposed that a basic income replace all current state supports.

# basic-income - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

What if we abolished welfare and gave everyone a basic income?

Fianna Fáil wants to examine the idea if it’s in government after the next election.

# basic-income - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Column: Should every citizen receive an unconditional basic income?

Switzerland is considering the introduction of a Basic Income scheme, which would guarantee a standard benefit income to every citizen, regardless of need. Tom Boland looks at how that system would work in Ireland.