Our Research

We have published substantial research documents in recent years and you can view some of these documents in the links below.

We can provide a research service for your organisation.

If you are looking for research to be provided please contact Niamh Sheridan, who will provide further information.

We Shout a Little Louder

‘An examination of the socio-economic, geographical and contextual factors affecting families attending Togher Family Centre’

In this data rich age, statistics can be easily accessed at national and regional level. With the advent of Pobal Small Area Maps data is now available at a high level of granularity down to a very local level. The accessibility of this data can lead to the assumption that one type of data interpreted  in one way tells the story of a community. ‘We Shout a Little Louder’ engages with the available data but incorporates additional statistical and socio-economic information which explicates the context in which the data sits, revealing  the complexity of intersecting disadvantage and a community overlooked through the process of abstraction and decontextualisation.

March 2016

Sheridan, N., O’Callaghan-Mullins, E., Barry, E., Cleary, M. 2016. We Shout a Little Louder ‘An examination of the socio-economic, geographical and contextual factors affecting families attending Togher Family Centre’. Cork:  Togher Family Centre.

 

A Case of Mistaken Identity?

A socio-economic and  geographical profile of the school population of Togher Girls National School and Togher Boys National School, Cork

This report is a socio-economic and geographical profile of the school population in Togher Girls National School and Togher Boys National School. The report explicates hidden features pertaining to the school population not readily perceived in the examination of large scale CSO data and smaller geographical based data such as Pobal maps. These features include the presence of, and hidden nature of, disadvantage, among the school population, the detrimental effects of the absence of DEIS status and the impact of ED and City and County boundaries on the children attending these schools.  The report highlights both the current and potential consequences of the hidden nature of these features to children.

March 2015

Sheridan, N., O’Callaghan-Mullins, E., Barry, E., Cleary, M. 2015. A Case of Mistaken Identity?  A socio-economic and geographical profile, of the school population of Togher Girls School and Togher Boys School. Cork:  Togher Family Centre.

Togher Family Centre Annual Report 2016-2017

Each year Togher Family Centre generates an annual report detailing the work undertaken in the previous year. This report examines both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the activities undertaken and explicates the outcomes and impacts of Togher Family Centre in relation to the populations we serve.

2017

O Callaghan-Mullin, E. and Barry, E. Togher Family Centre Annual Report 2016-2017. Togher Family Centre.

Would you like to help fund us?

The services provided by Togher Family Centre depend on outside funding. If you can help in any way we can continue to provide these vital services for the community of Togher and surrounding areas. Please contact our main office at +353 21 4316766 or email us via the contact form.