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The cultural unconscious of the Celtic Tiger in the writings of Paul Howard
Eugene O’Brien

Dirtbag, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, PS, I Love You and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-­time respectively. Mr S and the Secrets of Andorra’s Box (Howard 2008c) deals with his new job as the rugby coach of the Andorran national team and also with his attempts to cope with separation from Sorcha and Honor while NAMA Mia (Howard 2011) conflates the National Asset Management Agency and the Abba song ‘Mama Mia’, and, like his 2012 book The Shelbourne Ultimatum, it deals with an Ireland suffering the effects of austerity in the wake of the Celtic Tiger

in From prosperity to austerity
Catalysts for reform of the Oireachtas role in European Union affairs
Gavin Barrett

extensive use by the Government (in breach of an express commitment to the contrary) of the legislative guillotine to cut short debate, 150 150 National parliaments in the European Union particularly in relation to crisis legislation. (Remarkably, the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act 2008, which provided €440 billion of guarantees for Irish banks passed all legislative stages in less than 24 hours.)22 Beyond this, extraordinarily broad legislative delegations of power were made, both to government ministers23 and to the National Asset Management Agency.24

in The evolving role of national parliaments in the European Union
Photography and the post­Celtic Tiger landscape
Justin Carville

is about to unfold into the future. Haughey’s photographs, in the combination of the ambient light that envelops the half-­built landscape and their animation of the temporal anxiety of the contingent moment of the past and what is becoming, provide an ‘unsettling’ perspective of the post-­Celtic Tiger landscape. David Farrell’s Banamaland comprises a vast survey of the ghost estates that have become the spiralling depreciated assets of the National Asset Management Agency. Systematically surveying ghost estates in each of Ireland’s twenty-­six counties, Farrell

in From prosperity to austerity
Actors, institutional adaptation and implementation
Bernadette Connaughton

relating to cabinet discussion on Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions, raise issues about the transparency of government decision making on the environment. A more recent case serving to highlight access to environmental information is National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) v. Commissioner for Environmental Information . In June 2015 the Supreme Court found that NAMA is a public authority subject to the AIE regulations 2007/2011. While action on AIE matters remains relatively low, the Commissioner for the Environment is delivering on a range of contentious AIE issues

in The implementation of environmental policy in Ireland