Amanda Cassidy

Contributor to IMAGE.ie
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Comment: Not all cruel jibes qualify as bullying

"It is not ok to treat people like this." Model Jodie Marsh expressed her outrage over the interview…

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My story: ‘I have sarcoidosis but I won’t let it define me’

Ireland has one of the highest incidences of sarcoidosis in the world. In fact, more Irish people suffer…

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I recognised the look on Jennifer Garner’s face as she brought Ben Affleck to get help. Again.

There is nothing wrong with recovery programmes selling hope - that is what is at the heart of…

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‘I want a baby girl and if I have to pay for it, I’ll get one’

Model Danielle Lloyd says she plans to travel to the US to make sure her next baby is…

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20 years of heartbreak: The Deirdre Jacob’s story

Deirdre Jacob hasn’t aged or changed in nearly twenty years. She’s frozen in time, a young woman with…

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‘I’ve less than a year to make memories with my son’

Most cancer memoirs are stories of survivorship. Then there are the smaller collections of the memories written by…

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‘I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human’

Amanda Cassidy asks why we place so much emphasis on motherhood being the core identity of every woman's…

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Home truths: Why Airbnb tweaks won’t solve the housing crisis

The government says that the prominence of short-term properties in specific areas of Dublin is responsible for making…

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Perspective: Now anyone can be famous, but our obsession with other people’s lives has a dark side

Fame has always bred vanity, even for the kind based on accomplishment. But now there's a much more…

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America’s shame: When defenceless children became collateral damage

Welcome to Trump's America - a place where families are torn apart by law enforcers and fear rules…

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‘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…

By Amanda Cassidy