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Tony O Reilly Jnr speaking during a Providence EGM in 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forecourt retailer Applegreens gross profit rose 20 per cent in the first six months of the year, driven by strong fuel margins in Ireland and the UK.(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook: ‘Women, get over yourselves.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The fallout from on-air rape comments made by a Newstalk presenter is about freedom – but not the freedom of George Hook to say whatever he wants and (...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

What I have to say is of no consequence. The organisation against which it is aimed will be no more conscious of it than a speeding car is of a fly ma(...)

George Hook’s comments
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  • September 12, 2017, 00:05

Sir, – George Hook has brought down a storm of criticism upon himself from media and public alike – and rightly so (“Hotel group cancels Newstalk spon(...)

George Hook on Monday offered a “profound apology” to Newstalk listeners for suggesting last week that a woman who was raped may have been partly to blame. File photograph: Eric Luke
No room for equivocation on rape

When someone is raped, the person responsible is the rapist. Such a self-evident truth should go without saying, yet the persistent strain of insidiou(...)

Cork’s Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy cup in Croke Park after winning the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

O’Sullivan’s sudden retirement takes Government by surprise The Government and the Garda force were caught by surprise on Sunday after the unexpected(...)

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(...)

 Ivan Yates has had more comebacks than Sinatra.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What is it with floridly opinionated male broadcasters of a certain age and the tersely macho titles of their shows? Eamon Dunphy started the trend wi(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe with his Public Services Card, at D’Olier House, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

From e-voting to water charges, there have been plenty of examples of governments getting into hot water over a “sensible” plan that emanated from the(...)

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