(by ThreadsIrish) – In March 2022, The Irish Times called it ‘A welcome step’: Ireland’s first basic income scheme on the way’ where artists will get €250 a week in a pilot scheme but many want to see it extended to all. Five months later and it had increased to €325 with The Irish Times called it a ‘seismic leap forward’ where some 2,000 artists will be guaranteed that weekly wage amount. Basic income support for artists described as a ‘seismic leap forward’, The Irish Times, 8 September 2022 In Ireland it is being promoted as “money for nothing” and “no questions asked”. It is […]

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