News from the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability

Our late colleague, Richard Douthwaite, was the co-founder of Feasta (the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability) an Irish-based economic, social and environmental think-tank. He is now represented here by Caroline Whyte.

Anne B. Ryan, chairperson of Feasta trustee board, writes: “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. Read more about basic income at”


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.

Six later events are listed here.








Posted on August 31, 2018, in Caroline Whyte, Richard Douthwaite. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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