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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.


Constant repetition does not make an argument correct

Proinnsias Breathnach 06/12/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: Garret Fitzgerald’s Saturday articles in the Irish Times have become so repetitive as to be hardly worth reading anymore. …

Is high income tax bad for the economy?

Proinnsias Breathnach 04/12/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: In the debate over the extent to which the Irish government should resort to tax increases or expenditure cuts in correcting …

Anthony Leddin on Ireland's export competitiveness

Proinnsias Breathnach 16/11/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: Last Friday’s Irish Times (November 12) contained an article by Dr Anthony Leddin, Head of the Department of Economics at …

'Smart economy' is crucial for future jobs growth

Proinnsias Breathnach 24/10/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: Recent calls for a shift in the focus of Irish economic policy from the promotion of a “smart” economy to the cultivation …

Multinationals and Cheap Labour: Myths and Facts

Proinnsias Breathnach 22/01/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: The extraordinarily blinkered and simplistic preoccupation of Irish economists with labour costs was once again in evidence in …

Effective tax rates in Ireland

Proinnsias Breathnach 11/01/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: I sent the following letter to the Irish Times in early December, but like my article on competitiveness, it failed to make it …

Reduced costs are not the route to export competitiveness

Proinnsias Breathnach 11/01/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: I sent the following to the Irish Times in early December but it wasn't published: The ability to penetrate export markets is …

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