George Hook

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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: George Hook has been working at a station where the line between news and opinion has blurred

Last week Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three masked men outside her home in Bangalore. She was a newspaper editor and a critic of right-wing extremi(...)

George Hook: Newstalk suspended the radio host after his comments about rape. Photograph: Newstalk

As demonstrations go it wasn’t particularly impressive. A dozen people stood on the narrow pavement outside Marconi House at noon on Thursday with ban(...)

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(...)

“Newstalk does not condone George Hook’s comments and nor do its management or staff,” writes Patricia Monahan. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

I am writing on behalf of Newstalk, its management team led by me, and its staff, in response to Fintan O’Toole’s article of September 12th. In his co(...)

George Hook photographed in Newstalk’s studios in 2003. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

George Hook came to broadcasting unusually late in life, achieving fame and a little notoriety in his late fifties – first as an opinionated rugby pun(...)

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(...)

Every morning since February 23rd, 2015, the people of Athenry have woken up to find the promised Apple data centre is still not there.  Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

It is two years, six months and 24 days since Apple announced its intention to invest €850 million in a data centre in Athenry, where the news was gre(...)

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.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Solidarity Party has said it will refuse to appear on any Newstalk programmes and will not give interviews to journalists from the radio station u(...)

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