Emotional Rescue

Another tremor, but the seven-day dig for survivors in the rubble of Haiti is testament to the resilience of the human spirit as Kiki, an eight-year-old boy is finally freed. His beaming smile and arms outstretched in joy contrast with desperation elsewhere. A surgeon speaks of his frustration that his one hacksaw used for life-saving amputations is broken – there were two of them on the cargo plane of medical supplies turned back from Port-au-Prince airstrip three times during the week.

Oh come all ye unfaithful

Sensational stories of sexual infidelity from Tiger Woods to Iris Robinson still abound, but an anonymous interviewee explains what it's like to have a secret affair – especially one that turns to love. "Bizarrely, we only spent the night together once. Getting to wake up beside someone, if you're in love with them, is a big deal."

Totally plucked

Professor John FitzGerald, chief economist of the ESRI, has some unpalatable advice on restoring the banking sector to health. Just for starters, he says: "Under the foie gras approach to banking, you need to stuff money down their gullets and then kill them." Taxpayers find that hard to swallow – preferring to stuff bankers with the more traditional ton of grain.

No fly zone

Up to 20,000 people at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports have travel plans disrupted when over 100 flights are cancelled in the dispute between Impact and Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) after air traffic controllers are suspended in the row over new technology. The IAA should tell them "to go back to bloody work or sack them ", says the furious chief executive of one of the airlines affected (no prizes for guessing who…)

Why the long puss?

Cat lovers lap up the story of Casper, apparently a familiar feline figure on bus routes in Plymouth for the past four years. But the intrepid moggie sadly uses up all his nine lives in one go courtesy of a hit and run driver. The pet is reported as having queued up regularly with fellow passengers in order to get around the city.

The bishop's next move

Bishop of Killaloe Willie Walsh reveals that he considered leaving the church because of its over-emphasis on sexuality. In a candid interview, he also reveals personal struggles with a celibate life, and "had been attracted at all levels to a small number of people. Indeed, visualizing them as future partners". Dr Walsh (75) says he is confident that the feelings had been reciprocated.

Make mine a binge

The 9th Lonely Planet says Ireland needs to draw more on its "unique culture", as in "the tradition of the large family, closely linked to church and community". Criticism of Temple 'Barf' remains with its "crappy tourist shops" and "huge characterless bars". But there's glowing praise for "the party town that's all hedonism and hip hotels" and where visitors need to "get there and enjoy before the rest of the world arrives". That's Belfast, in case you're asking.

The lights went down in Massachusetts

President Obama's aim to extend health care to 50 million un-insured Americans, suffers a major blow when Republican Scott Brown takes the senate seat in the Democrats' back yard. The Massachusetts post was held almost continuously by a Kennedy since 1953. Exactly one year on from his inauguration and with falling approval, it's a not so happy anniversary, Mr President.

No photographs please

Huge interest in murder trial witness Jean Treacy, the former lover of accused Eamonn Lillis, is only partly satisfied as a sketch of her replaces the usual press photographs. She is brought to the new criminal court through an underground entrance and hidden from the media by gardai. So who can, and can't, be photographed in public trials?

Nowt to do but torture

Sheffield Crown Court hears how two brothers, now 11 and 12, admit causing grevious bodily harm to a nine- and 11-year-old last year. One victim was found 'close to death'. The two attackers stopped the assault when their arms began to ache. When asked why they did it, the older brother said: " Cos there were nowt to do."