Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: announced an ambitious rationalisation plan that promised the merger, abolition, or restructuring of almost 100 State agencies or offices. Photograph: Frank Miller

The line adopted by both parties in the run-up to the 2011 general election was unashamedly populist. They each argued there were hundreds of S(...)

Angela Kerins: as chief executive of Rehab Group, she heads an organisation that employs about 3,800 people. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Angela Kerins is a well-connected, lavishly paid mover and shaker who is skilled at navigating her way through the golden circle of Ireland’s politica(...)

Mervyn Kingston (left) at the 2010 Belfast Pride Parade with his partner, Richard O’Leary.

Mervyn Kingston was a priest of the Church of Ireland who affirmed the Church as an integral part of the community life of South Armagh; and who affir(...)

Measures set out in the proposed new Croke Park agreement could force women out of employment in the public service, the forme(...)

File image of Niall Crowley, former CEO of the Equality Authority. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

Measures set out in the proposed new Croke Park agreement could force women out of employment in the public service, the former head of the Equ(...)