Our Staff

Earl Storey In 2008 Earl Storey founded Topstorey Communications (www.topstorey.org). He has worked with organisations as diverse as: GAA Orange Order Development Agencies Social economy businesses Churches

What We Do

We create space for conversations that need to take place. In a post-conflict society every community has similar challenges: Facing the present and future with hope. Rising above its worst fears. Finding the future not in isolation, but in relationship with their neighbours. The Protestant community on this island is Read more…

Belief in the Future

The following is an abridged version of a paper presented by Bishop John McDowell (Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher). It was presented to ‘Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identities’, by The Irish Association for Cultural, Economic and Social Relations, on 2nd July 2019   It’s one of those clever titles isn’t it. Will people in Read more…

Book launch of ‘Protestant and Irish’

A new book entitled  Protestant and Irish was launched on 6th March in the Royal Irish Academy, Dubin, by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD.  Another took place at Carlow College on 12th  March, with Dr Martin Mansergh performing the launch. In 1989 Edna Longley remarked that if Catholics were Read more…

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT SOCIETIES: INSIGHTS AND LESSONS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND

This report, part of the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP),  summarises women’s experiences of intimate partner (domestic) violence (hereafter IPV) in Northern Ireland; the implications of IPV for physical and psychological well-being; its impact on children; and how experiences of IPV are shaped by violent political conflict, religion and culture. The Read more…