FINANCE: Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan does an ‘I told you so’ victory lap in London and Brussels as Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepares a State of the Nation address this week-end for the country’s exit from the emergency financing baikl out by the EU, European Central Bank and IMF -also known as the Troika.
FILM: Stars were out in force for the British Independent Film Awards where ‘national treasure’ Julie Walters – one of those honoured on the night – recalled the late Mo Mowlam among other roles
FOOD: As the G8 dementia summit gets under way in London at the invitation of UK Prime Minister David Cameron a group of doctors recommend scrapping the “full Irish” or “full English” and switching to a Mediterranean diet (and exercise) as the best way to ward off Alzheimer’s and other similar conditions
FREEDOM: Ireland’s support for Nelson Mandela and his special relationship with Ireland remembered
FISHMONGER: Pat O’Connell, the Cork fishmonger whose picture with Queen Elizabeth at the English Market in 2011 summed up the warmth of the historic visit, has just published a memoir about it. He talks to Shelley Marsden
FAME: Tyrone teenager on fickle fame and life behind the scenes on the X Factor – and after it
ALL THIS AND MORE IN THIS WEEK’S PRINT EDITION OF THE IRISH WORLD