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CAPTION: REST: Norah Casey is taking a break after six months of multi-tasking

CAPTION: REST: Norah Casey is taking a break after six months of multi-tasking

CAPTION: REST: Norah Casey is taking a break after six months of multi-tasking

RADIO, TV, magazines and 4am starts – it has been quite a year for businesswoman turned broadcaster Norah Casey (49), who says she must decide where her loyalties lie.

The head of Harmonia publishers is looking forward to a break following six months that saw her juggle four different work projects at once.

Norah has promised her family, including son Dara (13), that she will lessen her work load in future, but has yet to decide what to cut.

As well as the day job, Norah co-presents the breakfast slot on Newstalk with Chris Donoghue, spends Fridays in Cork for the Today show and somewhere in between films The Takeover.

"I have said to everyone I am taking a break," the Dubliner told the Herald.

"I did six months of quadruple-jobbing and I know myself that was really good, because I was testing different things – which was right for me and which wasn't.

"I need to decide which area I want to develop into, because I can't do all of them," said the ex-Dragons' Den star.

"I have promised my mother, Dara and everyone in my life that I am not going to make a decision for a month."

Norah enjoyed trying out so many avenues.

"I am doing news and current affairs in the morning, which is a big commitment.

"I loved doing Today with Blathnaid [Ni Chofaigh] because it was so girly, and The Takeover, which was a development beyond Dragons' Den into something was more fun and younger."

Norah will be turning to another big love next week, when she judges the best style at the Guineas Spring Racing Festival at the Curragh on May 25 and 26.

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