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This paper explores pathways to a basic income system.  It was first presented at a policy conference 'Basic Income - Radical Utopia or practical Solution?’ and published in the accompanying book.  Also available to download is the presentation and a cartoonist’s interpretation of the paper.

This paper charts the history and recent developments on Basic Income in Ireland.  It was first published as a chapter in our 2016 Social Policy publication 'Basic Income - Radical Utopia or practical Solution?'.  

Social Justice Ireland’s 2016 Social Policy Conference centred around the topic of basic income in Ireland and throughout Europe. It was titled Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution? and explored current thinking about basic income in both the global and Irish contexts. This page draws together, in one handy space, all the associated literature and video material from the day.

Ronan Lyons presents his paper ‘A Right to Housing? The case for a Universal Housing Subsidy’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016. 

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Michelle Murphy presents her paper ‘Pathways to a Basic Income System’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016. 

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Seán Healy and Brigid Reynolds present their paper ‘Basic Income: Radical utopia or Practical Solution?’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016.  

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Ville-Veikko Pulkka presents his paper ‘The Finnish Basic Income Experiment’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016.  

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Michael Taft presents his paper ‘Basic Income and Transformative Strategies’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016. 

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Roisin Mulligan of Basic Income Ireland gives a presentation on ‘Basic Income - an Irish perspective’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016.

Ursula Barry gives a presentation on ‘Basic Income – International Perspectives’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016.  

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