Amanda Cassidy is a freelance journalist, commissioning editor and former Sky News reporter. She has been shortlisted for the Irish Journalist of the Year Awards, and more recently the Headline Media writing awards. She's a frequent contributor to national radio, print and television and holds a BA in French and Italian from Trinity College Dublin. When she's not on a plane, you'll find her in her cottage in Dublin where she lives with her husband and three young children. Amanda can be found @amandacasssidy on Twitter.
Photograph by Lorna Fitzsimons.