Amanda Cassidy

Contributor to IMAGE.ie
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Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal stranger to my son’

Rosanna Davison is one of many parents who has spoken out against the lack of legal protection in…

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‘I needed the therapist to be the perspective’: How couples therapy can help to repair a marriage

There are many factors that impact the potential success or failure of a marriage. Couples therapy is one.…

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‘Everyone thinks my narcissistic mother-in-law is amazing. I feel so alone’

Narcissistic traits are often an under-acknowledged problem when it comes to family relations. But what happens when ego…

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Simple hacks to make your morning routine with kids run smoother, according to mums

Who better to consult than mums who've been there, done that, ironed the Minecraft t-shirt? Amanda Cassidy discovers…

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ADVICE, HEALTH & WELLNESS

WTF is going on with HRT in Ireland?

A shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs has seen thousands of Irish women left without life-changing medication.…

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REAL-LIFE STORIES

‘My sister won’t allow children at her wedding. Should I insist?’

The should-I-have-kids etiquette when it comes to the Big Day can be divisive. Amanda Cassidy speaks to brides…

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How do you sell sports bras? Naked women, apparently.

Was the sports bra advert by the well-known sports brand a PR stunt or ground-breaking focus on the…

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Noa Pothoven: The complicated death of a little girl who didn’t want to grow up

The hysteria was inevitable. Reports of a young teenager euthanised as a result of rape and depression. Noa's…

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‘Everything I had to learn about grief’

After the death of her daughter Jasmine, Patsy Freeman decided to write a book about her journey through…

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Author and spiritualist Judith McAdam on why we all need a little ‘finding’

Author and spiritualist, Judith McAdam explains to Amanda Cassidy exactly why the greatest power of all lies within.…

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Brutally honest things people turning 40 want you to know

French philosopher, Charles Péguy had the right idea. He said turning “40 is a fearsome age. It is…

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‘There’s a large lie floating around that all women are built with this innate longing to mother’

Not everyone wants to be a mother. But what happens when you feel as if you made the…

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