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#George Hook

# george-hook - Thursday 22 November, 2018

After 16 years and numerous controversies, George Hook is leaving Newstalk

Station bosses have wished Hook well on his retirement.

# george-hook - Saturday 20 October, 2018

George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation

Minister Simon Harris was critical of Hook’s comments.

# george-hook - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Complaint from Communicorp over Irish Times article on George Hook controversy won't go further

It was judged that the Irish Times publication of a right to reply from Newstalk was “sufficient remedial action”.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - Friday 15 December, 2017

George Hook's return to Newstalk airwaves delayed until January

Hook has been suspended from Newstalk for three months now.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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

The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.

# george-hook - Friday 22 September, 2017

George Hook moves from lunchtime slot to weekend Newstalk show

The new show will begin in December.

# george-hook - 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.

Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?

The veteran host has made controversial comments before – so why was this time different?

# george-hook - Friday 15 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge From Vanessa Hudgens to George Hook - ten years of victim blaming Victim Blaming

From Vanessa Hudgens to George Hook - ten years of victim blaming

Let’s do better by victims of sexual crimes.

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk

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

# george-hook - 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”.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - Monday 11 September, 2017

'I have a plan now': Singer Mary Coughlan walks out of live Newstalk show over Hook rape comments

She expressed reservations about appearing on the station in a Facebook post yesterday.

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?”.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - 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.

# george-hook - Friday 4 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge Rubber Bandits tweeted that George Hook was a 'gowl'... and he thought they spelled 'ghoul' wrong Off The Hook

# george-hook - Thursday 27 April, 2017

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”.

# george-hook - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Every single mortifying tweet George Hook has ever sent about Pamela Anderson Pray For Pamela

Every single mortifying tweet George Hook has ever sent about Pamela Anderson

The unlikely crush that just won’t die.

# george-hook - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'If I didn't get to cover rugby on television again, it would be devastating for me'

As TV3 prepare to takeover the rights of the Six Nations at the end of this year’s tournament, Brent Pope speaks to The42 about his time on the RTÉ rugby panel.

# george-hook - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Chris Donoghue is moving to George Hook's slot on Newstalk

Hook is moving to an earlier slot – and there’s an entire new breakfast lineup.

# george-hook - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 George Hook is leaving the Independent for a 3-year-old sports website Pastures New

George Hook is leaving the Independent for a 3-year-old sports website

The announcement was made by the Cork-based startup, which launched in 2013.

# george-hook - Saturday 28 May, 2016

BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech

A woman complained about a show in which he discussed Muslim students and also the New Years sex attacks in Germany.

# george-hook - Saturday 23 January, 2016

George Hook has a publisher for his erotic novel about a radio boss and a billionaire

The veteran broadcaster unleashed his idea for the page-turner last summer. He won’t let go of it, it seems.

# george-hook - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Whatever happened to George Hook's Dáil bid?

Remember his mooted Dun Laoghaire run under the ‘Michael Collins Fine Gael’ banner?

# george-hook - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From The42 BOD, Hook and D'Arcy deliver their verdict on Andy Farrell's new Ireland role Reaction

BOD, Hook and D'Arcy deliver their verdict on Andy Farrell's new Ireland role

The rugby league legend’s role will start at this summer’s tour to South Africa.

# george-hook - Monday 23 November, 2015

"Stay in bed you freak": This is the kind of hate mail George Hook receives

Hook says that the mail “gets to him”.

# george-hook - Monday 9 November, 2015

George Hook - and other hosts - will have to be careful about tweets during the election campaign

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has released guidelines for broadcasters during next year’s election.

# george-hook - Monday 26 October, 2015

George Hook is considering a Dáil bid as the 'Michael Collins Fine Gael' candidate

The Newstalk broadcaster and rugby analyst could run in Dún Laoghaire.

# george-hook - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

You can watch Ireland v Canada with the RTÉ panel this Saturday - here's how

The boys are back in town.

# george-hook - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From The42 Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect BONG This post contains videos

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect

Also featuring what can only be a further sneak peak at George Hook’s erotic novel.

# george-hook - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Radio station put underage caller on air, then used her voice as part of promotion

Dublin station 98FM was found to be in breach of two sections of the BAI’s Code of Programme Standards in its edition of Dublin Talks broadcast on 1 April.

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