Basic Income Ireland is a network of people working towards making universal basic income a reality in Ireland. The network was formerly called BIEN Ireland, which was one of the oldest of the national affiliates of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN).
Members of Basic Income Ireland are all volunteers. We come from a variety of backgrounds: community development, activism, academia, politics, religion, farming, care work, creative or artistic work, teaching, learning, research, healthcare, engineering, trades unions, and supporting voluntary groups and NGOs. Some of us have full or part-time time jobs, others are retirees, self-employed, running small businesses or working without pay. Our monthly meetings allow members and newcomers to keep up-to-date with the latest campaign developments, share ideas, build up understanding, and work towards making Universal Basic Income a reality for the people of Ireland.