Amanda Cassidy

Contributor to IMAGE.ie
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Life as an emergency nurse: ‘I’m their nurse, but I’m also their mammy, their counsellor, their friend’

As the nursing strike continues to hit the headlines, Amanda Cassidy reports from the picket line at Beaumont…

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These are the most popular baby names for 2019… so far

Amanda Cassidy on one of the biggest decisions you'll ever have to make... making a choice about baby…

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PARENTHOOD

‘The world wants to label him with letters and words but they can’t capture his essence’

 A writer and mother describes her son just so beautifully we had to share her words He’s the…

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Blood, sweat, profit: Has the fitness industry been hijacked by marketeers?

Revolutionary breakthroughs, silver bullets and simply amazing results -  In the murky world of extreme weight loss #goals, the curtain…

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‘Our little fighter’: Baby Juniper and her heartbreaking message to the Health Minister

Amanda Cassidy speaks to Juniper's Aunt about the lead up to the little girl's diagnosis and why her…

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The most sinister side of the 10-year social media challenge

Remember the ice-bucket challenge and the no-make-up selfie? We all love a good excuse to upload pictures of…

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The night nanny: Godsend or unnecessary indulgence?

More and more exhausted parents are turning to overnight helpers to help them cope. Amanda Cassidy looks at…

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‘Turning 40 prompts a reckoning – sometimes a painful one – between our aspirational and actual lives’

Adulthood is a mysterious beast. Just when you think you’ve cracked it, the goalposts shift again. As Amanda…

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50 shades of why Yann Moix needs to get a grip

Just when we thought sexism might actually be having a moment, French presenter and author Yann Moix metaphorically…

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Tragic Baby Belle and the saddest secret of all

They called her Belle, the French for beautiful. A tiny baby girl found alone in a sandy grave…

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‘Why do I have to do this? I don’t like doing it. I just want to be normal like other children’

Once upon a time, there was a special little girl. She was tougher than most other children her…

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Girl power but with a pout: The mixed messages that we’re sending our daughters

We tell them that it doesn’t matter how they look, it is what they do that counts. Then…

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