Amanda Cassidy

Contributor to IMAGE.ie
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EDITORIAL

‘Like puppies rather than people’: The adoption scandal erasing identities

The Taoiseach has called the latest adoption scandal the tip of the iceberg. Mary Lou McDonald described it…

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The Eighth Amendment: The real lessons we’ve learned from this campaign

Abortion has always stood apart from every other political topic in Irish culture. It has remained morally contested…

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The Royal Wedding: Why Meghan’s family drama makes her even more relatable

How daunting it must be, how utterly frightening it must be to be parachuted into a life that…

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The Eighth Amendment: is democracy being reduced to likes and shares?

The rise of social media has entirely changed the way we engage with current issues and politics. But the…

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The Eighth Amendment: Doctors divided

The Eighth Amendment and the termination of pregnancy are emotive issues that affect everyone in the country in…

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Eighth Amendment: The male perspective

The abortion referendum may be viewed by some as an exclusively women's issue, but that doesn't mean that…

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The Eighth Amendment: Everything you need to know before you vote

Whether you believe it offers a measure of protection or adds a restriction on choice - the Eighth Amendment…

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Perspective: Princess Meghan Markle – sleeping beauty or feminist force?

Meghan and Harry will wed on May 19 in a star-studded ceremony at St George's Chapel in the…

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Perspective: Does the latest data hijacking mark the death of privacy?

This week, the scale of the identity hijacking by companies using data from Facebook accounts without consent was…

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Rape On Trial: Is the legal system discouraging victims from coming forward?

What were you wearing? How rough was the sex? Why didn't you scream? When it comes to reporting…

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Why we really need to talk about Facebook

The revelation that 50 million people had their Facebook profiles harvested without consent to influence politics has raised troubling…

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SELF

She’s not always the woman you’re born to: A love letter to my many mothers

Amanda Cassidy pays tribute to all those mothers – some who share our blood and some who're bonded…

By Amanda Cassidy