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Proinnsias Breathnach

Dr Proinnsias Breathnach

Proinnsias Breathnach joined the Geography Department at Maynooth University as its second member in 1972. Officially retired 2010, he remains research active with Emeritus status.

His research interests are economic geography, national and regional economic development, transnational investment, informational economy and dairy cooperatives.


Time for Ireland to Act Honourably on Corporation Tax

Proinnsias Breathnach 22/02/2018

This is a reproduction of an article published previously on the Ireland After NAMA blog site.   The recent World Economic Forum at Davos brought the tax treatment of multinational firms operating in Ireland once more into the spotlight.  While there is much criticism of Ireland’s low corporation tax rate of 12.5%, the real issue is the way in …



Where should MNC profits be taxed?

Proinnsias Breathnach 03/03/2017

The role of intellectual property (IP) rights in the tax avoidance strategies of multinational corporations (MNCs) in general, and Apple in …

How dependent is Ireland on trade with the UK?

Proinnsias Breathnach 01/02/2017

On Thursday last, Professor Ted Malloch, adviser to Donald Trump’s election campaign and would-be US ambassador to the EU, was interviewed by Seán …

Misplaced views on the keys to competitiveness

Proinnsias Breathnach 22/04/2016

Proinnsias Breathnach: A key topic on Ireland’s radio airwaves this morning was the publication of the National Competitiveness Council’s annual …

Public versus Private Sector Pay

Proinnsias Breathnach 07/10/2014

Proinnsias Breathnach: On August 26 last, the Irish Times published an article with the headline “Public sector pay a third higher than private …

Economists on Ireland's export performance - more sad stories

Proinnsias Breathnach 16/02/2011

Proinnsias Breathnach: One thing that has always struck me about Irish economists is that, despite the importance of foreign direct investment and …

Economists’ disconnect with the real world not just confined to Ireland

Proinnsias Breathnach 17/01/2011

Proinnsias Breathnach: The disconnect between the economics profession and the real world of business and commerce which is so apparent in Ireland is …

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