Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was a matter for the Gate Theatre to put in place procedures to investigate the allegations properly. Photograph: Collins

Allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre should be investigated “in the first instance” by the theatre itself, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

Former director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan who is facing allegations of harassment and bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called for an independent investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan during his(...)

“We think the Gate should conduct an investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan,” says National Women’s Council of Ireland chairperson Orla O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns, a trustee of the Gate Theatre, has expressed “deep concern” at the allegations that its former director, (...)

The issue of women’s pensions arose when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe took questions on a radio programme the morning after the budget. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There’s a lot of talk about women being denied full pensions in the budget. Is this something new? Not at all. In fact, it’s a grievance that goes b(...)

George Hook will be off the air at Newstalk until December when he will start a new weekend show.

Broadcaster George Hook is to permanently “step down” from his weekday lunchtime slot at Newstalk following the furore over his on-air comments recent(...)

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(...)

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