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'Whole Swarms of Bastards’: A Modest Proposal, the discourse of economic improvement and Protestant masculinity in Ireland, 1720–1738
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2019-01-22) Ó Gallchoir, Clíona; Barr, R. A.; Brady, S.; McGaughey, J.
This chapter analyses how masculinity figures in the attempts to claim and legitimate authority in the contested space of eighteenth-century Ireland. Focusing on Irish economic discourses and the ideology of improvement in the period from 1720 to 1738, the chapter argues that economic underperformance threatens the Anglo-Irish self-image of effective leadership and governance. It shows how Ascendancy masculinity was challenged by its own imaginings of agricultural sterility, Catholic super-fecundity, and female unruliness. The essay reads Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal (1729) as a satiric response to a contemporary body of pamphlet literature, but also as an influence on economist Samuel Madden, whose Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland (1738) provides an example of satire influencing the very forms it parodies.
High-speed electro-absorption modulator assisted by iron doping for micro-transfer-printing integration
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2024-06-10) Shi, Shengtai; Mulcahy, Jack; Dai, Xing; Peters, Frank H.; Science Foundation Ireland; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
A high-speed lumped-element electro-absorption modulator designed for micro-transfer-printing onto silicon has been tested. The modulators use an iron doped layer to reduce the parasitic capacitance of the devices after transfer-printing, which is beneficial for achieving high bandwidth for heterogeneous integration applications with silicon photonics.
Atlantic Regional Initiative: Innovation Clusters Roadmap, Version 2.1. Blue economy: Innovation clusters, Atlantic natural resources management and maritime spatial planning
(University College Cork, 2024-07-19) Scarrott, Rory G.; Giannoumis, J.; Brandao, F.; Fleming, F.; Karayel, A. Nur; Reid, Catriona I.; Gannon, C.; European Space Agency
An advanced retail electricity market for active distribution systems and home microgrid interoperability based on game theory
(Elsevier B.V., 2018-01-04) Marzband, Mousa; Javadi, Masoumeh; Pourmousavi, S. Ali; Lightbody, Gordon; Horizon 2020; Science Foundation Ireland; National Science Foundation
The concept of active distribution network has emerged by the application of new generation and storage technologies, demand flexibility, and communication infrastructure. The main goal is to create infrastructure and algorithms to facilitate an increased penetration of distributed energy resources, application of demand response and storage technologies, and encourage local generation and consumption within the distribution network. However, managing thousands of prosumers with different requirements and objectives is a challenging task. To do so, market mechanisms are found to be necessary to fully exploit the potential of customers, known as Prosumers in this new era. This paper offers an advanced retail electricity market based on game theory for the optimal operation of home microgrids (H-MGs) and their interoperability within active distribution networks. The proposed market accommodates any number of retailers and prosumers incorporating different generation sources, storage devices, retailers, and demand response resources. It is formulated considering three different types of players, namely generator, consumer, and retailer. The optimal solution is achieved using the Nikaido-Isoda Relaxation Algorithm (NIRA) in a non-cooperative gaming structure. The uncertainty of the generation and demand are also taken into account using appropriate statistical models. A comprehensive simulation study is carried out to reveal the effectiveness of the proposed method in lowering the market clearing price (MCP) for about 4%, increasing H-MG responsive load consumption by a factor of two, and promoting local generation by a factor of three. The numerical results also show the capability of the proposed algorithm to encourage market participation and improve profit for all participants.