George Hook: his vow of on-air omertà has also apparently been taken by his colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Contrary to common belief, sorry is not the hardest word, even for someone as unapologetically outspoken as George Hook – who has now been suspended b(...)

Newstalk tweeted just after 9am on Friday that George Hook had been suspended from all duties and that the process arising from his comments last week about rape and responsibility would continue. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Newstalk hopes to conclude the process arising from George Hook’s controversial comments on rape by next week, following its decision to suspend the p(...)

Broadcaster George Hook in his Newstalk studio

Newstalk has suspended presenter George Hook following his controversial comments last Friday about rape. The radio station tweeted just after 9am o(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. Photograph: Eric Luke

What George Hook said about rape was abhorrent and unforgiveable. Growing demands, however, that he be publicly shamed, silenced and cast out do littl(...)

George Hook apologised for comments on rape. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s largest hotel group Dalata has cancelled its sponsorship of George Hook’s radio show in protest at the broadcasters’ comments about rape las(...)

‘But is there no blame now to the person who puts themselves in danger?’ George Hook said.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Broadcaster George Hook has apologised for comments he made on his radio show about a rape case, for which he received a lot of criticism. In a stat(...)

Orla O’Connor, director, NWCI. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Targeted measures to get more women in the boardroom must include a national action plan and gender quotas, according to the National Women’s Council (...)

Protesters outside the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Merritt (86) was six-and-a-half stone when, aged 31, she left High Park laundry in Drumcondra, Dublin, in 1961. At protest in Dublin on Friday,(...)

From left, Orla O’Connor, director, National Women’s Council of Ireland, Tanya Ward, chief executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, and  Prof Gráinne Flannelly, consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist and clinical director at CervicalCheck. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

At least 40 women will die from cervical cancer as a result of the dramatic fall last year in the number of girls taking up a life-saving vaccine in s(...)

Minister of State for Equality David Stanton: A Government delegation, led by Mr Stanton, will face questioning on issues including access to a lawyer for people in Garda custody and the impact of Ireland’s abortion regime on women and girls. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The treatment of people in Garda custody, including foreign nationals refused entry to Ireland, was among the issues raised at the UN Committee Agains(...)

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