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# newstalk - Monday 26 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Why won't Irish brands step up to support the brilliant Blindboy Podcast? The Blindboy Podcast

Why won't Irish brands step up to support the brilliant Blindboy Podcast?

The podcast with nearly 1 million listens worldwide still hasn’t got a sponsor.

# newstalk - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Despite dropping 25,000 listeners in a year, Morning Ireland is still by far the most listened to radio show

There were mixed results for Ireland’s main national stations.

# newstalk - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments

The BAI has upheld a complaint filed over comments made by George Hook on-air on Newstalk.

# newstalk - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

All-female line-ups: RTÉ have made changes to the Late Debate and the News at One

Cormac Ó hEadhra will take on Claire Byrne’s weekend show.

# newstalk - Saturday 6 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge Who Said It: George Hook Or Ali G? Booyakasha

Who Said It: George Hook Or Ali G?

Take the quiz and see.

# newstalk - Thursday 4 January, 2018

George Hook to return to Newstalk with an early Saturday morning show

Hook’s Saturday Sit-In will run from 8am till 10am every Saturday.

# newstalk - Friday 15 December, 2017

George Hook's return to Newstalk airwaves delayed until January

Hook has been suspended from Newstalk for three months now.

# newstalk - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Complaint against George Hook rejected after he called texter a 's**t'

Hook also jokingly said he would box the texter in the face.

# newstalk - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Presenter Sarah McInerney is leaving Newstalk

Her colleague Chris Donoghue announced that he would be leaving the station on Saturday.

# newstalk - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Broadcaster Chris Donoghue to leave Newstalk for government job alongside Simon Coveney

Donoghue has been a member of the Newstalk roster for 14 years, and was appointed as group political editor for Communicorp less than three months ago.

# newstalk - Friday 20 October, 2017

Dil Wickremasinghe addresses Newstalk departure and George Hook controversy in new podcast

She said that she wanted to “address the elephant in the room” at the beginning of the new podcast.

# newstalk - Thursday 19 October, 2017

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.

# newstalk - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ciara Kelly to take over George Hook's radio slot on Newstalk

The former GP had temporarily taken over the lunchtime slot following Hook’s suspension.

# newstalk - Friday 6 October, 2017

'Are public broadcasting licenses being adhered to in Communicorp stations?'

Media outlets hold great power. The public interest requires that the use of such power be carefully regulated, writes Brendan Howlin.

'Ross O'Carroll Kelly' barred from Spin 1038 today because of Irish Times radio ban

The creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly was pulled from a show because Denis O’Brien owned Irish radio stations have banned all Irish Times journalists.

# newstalk - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Dil Wickremasinghe's Newstalk show has been cancelled

Wickremasinghe had announced that she would not present her radio show following the comments made by George Hook before he was suspended.

Newstalk bans Irish Times journalists from its airwaves after George Hook furore

The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.

# newstalk - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Broadcaster Ivan Yates to sue AIB

Yates and his wife have initiated High Court proceedings against the bank.

# newstalk - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook

Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.

# newstalk - Friday 15 September, 2017

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk

It follows widespread condemnation of his comments about rape on his lunchtime show on Friday.

# newstalk - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Dil Wickremasinghe will not present Newstalk show on Saturday over George Hook comments

Wickremasinghe said that her immediate reaction upon hearing Hook’s comments were that he “has gone too far”.

# newstalk - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Newstalk staff letter demands Hook be taken off air immediately Exclusive

“Misogyny should never be normalised,” according to a draft letter signed by around 20 staff.

# newstalk - Monday 11 September, 2017

Hook apologises for rape comments: 'It was wrong to suggest any blame could be attributed to victims'

Last week Hook asked “is there no blame now to the person who puts themselves in danger?”.

Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments

The Dalata Hotel Group said it cannot support a station that allowed “inappropriate and hurtful comments to be made”.

# newstalk - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show

It’s reported a disciplinary investigation is to begin at Newstalk tomorrow.

# newstalk - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'I am truly sorry': Hook issues 'unreserved' apology after uproar over rape comments

The presenter’s remarks about the “personal responsibility” of rape victims were met with sustained criticism.

# newstalk - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'Newstalk are looking for the next Pat Kenny - if it could be female that would be great'

The Communicorp station is always looking for presenters with that ‘x-factor’, Kenny said.

# newstalk - Friday 25 August, 2017

Communicorp reshuffle: Donoghue becomes group political editor, McInerney moves to weekends

Ivan Yates will replace the pair during the weekday drivetime slot.

# newstalk - Friday 18 August, 2017

Poll: Will you tune in to Ivan Yates' new drivetime show on Newstalk? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you tune in to Ivan Yates' new drivetime show on Newstalk?

The radio station is revamping its weekday schedule again. Will you listen in?

# newstalk - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Gavan Reilly named as TV3's new political correspondent

Reilly, formerly of, moves to Ballymount after the departure of Ursula Halligan.

# newstalk - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# newstalk - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It's definitely on': Battle heating up for 2FM and Today FM as pair tied for breakfast listeners

Latest figures show a good rise in numbers across the both stations.

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.

Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected

The BAI said that Hook’s approach to discussing the vaccine had satisfied its Code of Fairness, but “only in a barely minimal fashion”.

# newstalk - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Mairéad Ronan to leave Today FM amid shakeup at Communicorp

Ronan has been at the station for 15 years.

# newstalk - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

The corporate watchdog wants to know more about INM's abandoned bid for Newstalk

Ireland’s largest newspaper group has been asked “to produce books and records” about the reported bid.

# newstalk - Thursday 2 March, 2017

From The42 'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks' Opening Up

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'

The 29-year-old suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s Disease.

# newstalk - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ivan Yates is coming back to Newstalk

He’ll present a two-hour show on Sundays.

# newstalk - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Colette Fitzpatrick to become TV3 news' new 'senior anchor'

The move will see Fitzpatrick “take the helm at 3News Ireland” according to the company.

# newstalk - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 18 more deadly female presenters on Irish radio Women On Air
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