George Hook

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Communicorp, now called Bauer Media Audio Ireland, barred on-air contributors from The Irish Times in October 2017.

The new owners of the radio group that includes national stations Newstalk and Today FM have lifted a long-standing ban on journalists from The Irish (...)

This country’s weak regulations on media monopolies were exposed when Denis O’Brien added control of Ireland’s biggest newspaper company to his ownership of Ireland’s largest private radio company. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Not surprisingly, most of the reaction to the recent sale of the Communicorp radio group to the German-based Bauer Media Audio has focused on the fact(...)

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny had the audacity to read Gordon D’Arcy’s column live on Newstalk last Thursday morning without crediting the media outle(...)

RTÉ   display a photograph of of French rider Rémi Cavagna instead of Sam Bennett at their Sportsperson of the Year awards on Thursday night.

In the end it added insult to the wrong imagery and even the simulated applause sounded terribly mute. It’s bad enough waking up in the morning unsure(...)

Tommy Bowe: has become a familiar figure on our television screens having embraced a media career   following his rugby career. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tommy Bowe is on the road. Work, a weary daily beat of Belfast, Dublin, Dublin, Belfast. “Tired but I’m good. It’s all go,” he says, unbroken by the (...)

Ivan Yates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

As Ivan Yates draws the curtain on his career as a radio and television presenter, he leaves behind many fans who will miss his inimitable and uncompr(...)

Often a better ‘watch’ than the Irish team, Dunphy turned half-time analysis into a national institution.

A week spent peering into the unnatural world of sports punditry suggests there must be extinction fears for that TV sub-species known as the lesser-s(...)

Exterior of the Communicorp building at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Exactly two years ago today, Communicorp, which operates the nationwide stations Newstalk and Today FM, along with a number of regional music stations(...)

 Garry Ringrose   with  Luke McGrath after the centre scored Ireland’s fifth try against on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

It was close to 10pm on Thursday night by the time Joe Schmidt sat down in the press conference room in the ground floor of Misaki stadium. In compari(...)

Paul Howard and his creation, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It was a means of getting under their skin,” remembers Paul Howard of his decision to invent an insufferably privileged, monstrously egotistical lion(...)

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