George Hook: scattergun opinions on a variety of hot topics

For all that the right to freedom of speech is being defended in the current climate, even the staunchest upholders of the principle may have found(...)

Anton Savage has been chosen to replace Ray D’Arcy in Today FM’s mid-morning radio slot. This follows Ray D’Arcy’s departure to RTÉ1 to take ov(...)

Big singing: Pat Kenny, now on UTV Ireland

Let’s have a look at the TV listings for the Thursday just gone. And the Thursday of the equivalent January week a full decade before, in 2005. RTÉ On(...)

Photograph: Dennis Hallinan/Jupiter/Getty

Another year, another round of auspicious anniversaries, whether we want it or not. One might think that 2015 would be relatively light on commemor(...)

Pat Kenny on the road with Ulster rugby player Tommy Bowe. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Talk about setting the tone. There were no New Year’s Day fireworks or giddy studio shenanigans for yesterday’s launch of UTV Ireland. It kicked off w(...)

UTV Ireland’s three news reporters Sarah O’Connor, Claire Brock and Sinéad O’Donnell.

For UTV Ireland, the only thing missing is the audience. In its Macken House base in Dublin’s docklands, the just-assembled news team spent the days b(...)

The young pregnant woman taken off life support following a High Court decision last Friday was buried today in a cemetery following requiem Mass

The young pregnant woman taken off life support following a High Court decision last Friday was buried on Monday in a cemetery following requiem Mass.(...)

Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

1,357,400Average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November. Although the number of viewers was down slightly on last year, it was once again the(...)

The ‘Red Rock’ gardaí from the TV3 soap opera, which will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.30pm from January 7th.

Two warring factions. Rising tensions. Fierce battles. But enough about UTV versus TV3. Is the new soap opera Red Rock (above) any good? Yes, is the s(...)