George Hook

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There’s always something distasteful about an advertising campaign capitalising on a grim reality, as Bank Of Ireland found out this week with an ad a(...)

Ryan Tubridy’s books about John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland was accepted for the artists’ exemption. Tubridy makes €495,000 a year from RTÉ

What do Paul O’Connell, Bertie Ahern, George Hook and the Irish Seaweed Kitchen have in common? They are all artists – and they have tax exemptions to(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: the Hamlet of mock indignation. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Joe Duffy has done a great deal of good in his time, but if he ever ends up in line for canonisation, it will surely be due to Wednesday’s Liveline (R(...)

Richard Dawkins: a big fan of the son, if not the father. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not every day the country gets a new taoiseach, so one might expect the political junkies of talk radio to get worked up about last week’s elevat(...)

The BAI has rejected a complaint made by journalist Gemma O’Doherty about comments made by Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin on Newstalk 106-108. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has rejected a complaint made by journalist Gemma O’Doherty about comments made by Fianna Fáil leader Mich(...)

George Hook

If the prospect of listening to a left-wing politician express support for transport strikes sets alarm bells ringing, Matt Cooper has hit on a novel (...)

Tetchy team-mates: Paul Williams and Shane Coleman

Listening to Newstalk, it seems that Ireland is a house divided against itself. The split in question appears as bitter as the one between red and blu(...)

 Matt Cooper: the presenter of Today FM’s The Last Word went from 22nd place to the top of  the ranking of Irish journalists’ influence on Twitter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Matt Cooper has replaced Des Cahill at the top of the #murraytweetindex, a ranking of Irish journalists’ influence on the social network compiled by p(...)

Ryan Tubridy takes a swipe at eggheads with ideas of fancy learning. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

In many ways, Ryan Tubridy is well on his way to making the transition from young fogey to old codger. He regularly complains about the supposed absur(...)

Jarlath Regan: his kidney donation episode, in which he discusses the realities of organ donation, is stunning

It’s 2017 and we are long past the sunset of Irish pirate radio’s boom: but instead of carrying on in silence, we’ve stumbled upon a new dawn. As a fo(...)

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