Amanda Cassidy

Contributor to IMAGE.ie
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HEALTH & WELLNESS

HSE chief: ‘Significant duress on the health system. Something has to change’

The government this evening is said to be extremely concerned over the rise in Covid cases and it's…

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divorce

SELF

A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’

A dad-of-one speaks to us honestly about the things he wishes he knew before getting divorced"It’s late on…

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LIVING, SELF

The beginners guide to dairy-free milk alternatives

Almond lattes are not just for the Hollywood elite anymore. Health, ethical and environmental reasons mean more of…

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AGENDA

5 ways to tell if you’re addicted to your smartphone

We joke about it and vow to disconnect more often, but new research has found that not only…

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AGENDA

Got a secret fund your partner doesn’t know about? What it says about your relationship, according to a therapist

Is a secret fund hidden from your partner deceptive or harmless? Amanda Cassidy explores why some of us…

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birth story

SELF

Birth stories: ‘At 4am I begged the midwives to call me and my newborn a taxi home’

Nobody tells you that the birth of your child will turn you from your usual smiling-at-strangers self to…

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SELF

Playing favourites: Do mothers really prefer one particular child?

Do you have a favourite child or would you consider yourself the most-loved one? Being pre-ordained as the…

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AGENDA

‘Stop the show’ they screamed, ‘there are people dying’. But the performance went on for another 40 minutes

It's been reported that for 37 minutes after Houston officials declared a 'mass casualty' at the Astroworld festival…

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REAL-LIFE STORIES

‘My phone is eavesdropping on me’: How we are being spied on, but not in the way you imagine

Earlier this week, as I do every day, I walked my dogs around my neighbourhood. It was blissfully…

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SELF

‘Caretaking and heartbreaking’: The remarkable story of the man who fosters terminally ill children

Mohamed Bzeek describes his actions as his life's mission. The 65-year-old former Libyan immigrant has dedicated his life…

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SELF

‘To be depressed after the birth of my son felt selfish. I felt ashamed of the burden I placed on my wife’

Postnatal depression is a harrowing battle at a time when parents can feel particularly vulnerable. But can such…

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PARENTHOOD

‘He spotted his friends and let go. All that was left was a gap of air and space and the empty imprint of a little boy hand’

A mother's heart swells, breaks, and lurches a thousand times a day. Amanda Cassidy writes about the devastating…

By Amanda Cassidy