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# Universal basic income

Last year
Universal basic income could help low-paid workers but it may not target those most in need
The Economic and Social Research Institute has published a report detailing the pros and cons of UBI.
All time
Opinion: As we start thinking about what work will look like after Covid, it's a good time to look at Universal Basic Income
Supporters argue that a basic income could help society to become more healthy, creative and encourage entrepreneurship.
Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.
Universal basic income: Next government commits to a pilot programme to trial it
The Green Party had called for a trial similar to those carried out in other countries in its election manifesto.
Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income?
The idea has been trialled in other countries, including Finland and Kenya, Brazil and Canada.
Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.
Paying rich and poor alike might sound counter-intuitive – but it could lay the foundation for a welfare system that works, writes Anne B Ryan.