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Proinnsias Breathnach is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, which he originally joined in 1972. His principal research interests are in the areas of national and regional economic development, transnational investment and the informational economy. He has published widely in these areas. He teaches modules in Economic Geography, The Geography of the Informational Economy and Regional Development & Planning at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is also actively involved as an Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at NUI Maynooth and in generic skills training for PhD students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Nuair nach mbíonn sé gafa lena rudaí seo, is breá leis pionta Guinness agus cluiche maith iománaíochta.
- Economic and Industrial Development
- Regional Development
- Transnational Investment
- The Informational Economy
- ‘From spatial Keynesianism to post-Fordist neoliberalism: emerging contradictions in the spatiality of the Irish state'. Antipode, Vol. 42 No. 5 2010, pp 1180-1199.
- Brennan N and Breathnach P (2009) 'The spatiality of Irish manufacturing linkages in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ era'. Irish Geography, Vol 42 No 1 2009 7-22.
- van Egeraat C and Breathnach P (2008) 'The drivers of transnational subsidiary evolution: the upgrading of process R&D in the Irish pharmaceutical industry. National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), National University of Ireland Maynooth, Working Paper No 38.
- Breathnach, P. (2007) ‘Changing Patterns of International Investment: Implications for Urban Development in Ireland’, Journal of Irish Urban Studies Volumes 4-6, 21-36
- Breathnach, P. (2007) ‘Occupational change and social polarisation in Ireland: further evidence’ Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol 16, pp 22-42
- van Egeraat, C. and P. Breathnach (2007) ‘The manufacturing sector’ in Understanding Contemporary Ireland, edited by Brendan Bartley and Rob Kitchin, Rob, Pluto Press, London, pp 128-145
- Breathnach, P. (2007) ‘The services sector’ in Understanding Contemporary Ireland, edited by Brendan Bartley and Rob Kitchin, Pluto Press, London, pp 146-157
- Breathnach, P. (2007) ‘Ireland: the Celtic Tiger and the Black North’ in Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery, edited by Susan Hodgett, David Johnson and Stephen A. Royle, Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, Nova Scotia, pp 72-88
- Breathnach, P. (2007) ‘Inward investment to Ireland’ in Doing Development Differently: Regional Development on the Atlantic Periphery, edited by Susan Hodgett, David Johnson and Stephen A. Royle, Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, Nova Scotia, pp 132-149
Conference Papers and Public Presentations
- Breathnach P, McCafferty D, Bartley B, Gleeson J, Rickard A, van Egeraat C (2009) Urban Functions and Functional Regions in Ireland: New Evidence from POWCAR. Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section, Annual Conference, Limerick, September 2.
- Breathnach P, McCafferty D and O'Keeffe B (2008) Territorial structures for effective urban/regional governance in Ireland. Irish Social Sciences Platform Conference: “After the Celtic Tiger”. Dublin City University, September 11-12.
- Breathnach, P. (2008) ‘Emerging contradictions in Ireland’s historic central/local compromise: the search for new political-economic spatialities’, Paper to Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Session: “New state spatialities”, Boston, April 18.
- Breathnach, P. (2008) ‘Explaining the geography of foreign direct investment in export services’, Regional Studies Association Research Network Seminar: “Outsourcing and offshoring business services”. University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, September 4-5.
- Breathnach, P. (2007) ‘Spatial dimensions of foreign direct investment in export services: evidence from Ireland’, Paper to Second Global Conference On Economic Geography, Beijing, 25-28 June.
- Breathnach, P. (2005) ‘The political economy of the transition from the poor to the rich periphery: exploring the nature of the Celtic Tiger’, Paper to Session: The political economies of inward investment, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Denver April.