McCoubrey is the DUP’s Minister in Department for Equality Proofing Cross Community Cohesion and the Implementation of Shared Future Strategies.
McCoubrey is co-equal with O’Hare. McCoubrey is not a happy man at the best of times and even less so now that his wife has left him for a Gaelic player from Tyrone. Plus his new number 2 civil servant is called Sinead. His default mode is “uptight’. When he’s not fighting with O’Hare, McCoubrey enjoys building model airplanes and hoping to find Mrs Right.
McCoubrey is played by Ian Beattie
Ian Beattie has made appearances in a number of BBC programmes, such as Scúp and Line of Duty. Viewers may also recognise him from HBO's Game of Thrones in which he plays Meryn Trant, a knight of the Kingsguard.