The year in people: February
The year in people: December
The people of the yera: August
The year in people: April
Mary Coughlan has 'charmed and swore and flirted and cursed her way through' her time as Minister for Agriculture. She has been popular among farmers – until the recent WTO talks in Hong Kong. Profile by John Byrne
Jim Sheridan talks about 50 Cent, Sheriff Street, getting rich, paying tax and politics.
The playwright Harold Pinter turned his Nobel Prize acceptance speech on 7 December into a furious howl of outrage against American foreign policy, saying that the United States had not only lied to justify waging war against Iraq but had also "supported and in many cases engendered every right-wing military dictatorship" in the last 50 years.
Nora Wall's family and community stuck by her when newspapers branded her 'sick', 'evil' and 'wicked'. Most remarkably, the former nun said she never blamed those who made allegations against her. Profile by John Byrne.