Basic Income roadshow in Ireland, September 2018

Basic Income Ireland is organising a series of events throughout Ireland during the month of Sept, to inform about and discuss their proposals for a basic income in Ireland. Advocates believe that a universal, sufficient and unconditional basic income would be a crucial ingredient in a transition to a more sustainable and equal society and economy. Many members of Feasta also take this view and see BI as an important systemic intervention that would have important short-term benefits but that also has the capacity to support the more far-reaching transformations we need.

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Please come to an event near you and have your say about basic income.


Sat Sept 1. Common Ground, Beverly Studios, Bray, Co Wicklow. 1-3pm. BII members will have a stall at the monthly market.

Thurs Sept 6. Ox Mountain Heritage Centre, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, 7pm Talk and discussion.

Thurs Sept 6. Gullane’s Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. 7pm. Talk and discussion.

Thurs Sept 13 East Clare Co-op, Scariff, Co Clare. Time to be confirmed. For details please see

Fri Sept 14, Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St, Dublin, 6.15pm. Frances Coppola will examine the economic potential which could be unlocked in Ireland by offering its citizens the security of a basic income. Coppola is an internationally-acclaimed economics commentator, writer, musician, and former banking professional and she writes the Coppola Comment blog
. The event will be chaired by journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne. You need to register for this event on

and the cost is €5 for those on a wage.

Sat Sept 15, Books Upstairs, D’Olier St, Dublin 2. 10am to noon. A forum with song, poetry, short talks and opportunity for discussion. If the weather is fine, those who are free could walk afterwards to the Basic Income Tree in Merrion Sq, where we could have a picnic lunch.

Sunday Sept 16 Derry. Zero Waste Event. There will be an information stall about basic income. Check our website and facebook page for further details closer to the time.

Tues Sept 18, St Joseph’s Community Centre, Bishopswater, Wexford Town. 7pm Presentation and discussion. For updates, see

Fri Sept 21 Derrybeg Farm, Mooretown, Celbridge, Co Kildare. 7pm. Talk and discussion. Just off junction 6 of the M4 or on the 67 bus route, get off at the Salesian College stop. See

Sat Sept 22, WeCreate Centre, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary. 1130 am. Talk and discussion. The Sustainable Communities Festival is taking place that day and BII will also have a stall at the festival until 3pm.

Sat Sept 22, Common Ground Ecotherapy Centre, 165 Cooneen Road, Tattenabuddagh, Cooneen, Brookborough, Co Fermanagh. Presentation and discussion as part of Annual Gathering. Contact: Robbie Breadon

Sun Sept 23, Fingal, Co Dublin. 1130am. Open meeting hosted by the Fingal branch of the Social Democrats. Check this website and SD Fingal facebook page closer to the date, for details of venue.

Mon Sept 24, The Portershed, An Fhaiche Mhór, Galway. 7.30pm Talk and discussion.

Sat Sept 29 Common Ground, Beverly Studios, Bray, Co Wicklow. 1-4pm. BII members will be back with a stall at the monthly market.

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