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'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'
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# The42 Reads

'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'

Feb 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 37,183 Views 19 Comments

Tom McGurk, Brent Pope, and George Hook are synonymous with a time when Irish rugby took a leap forward.

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room
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# No Ordinary Joe

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room

Oct 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 33,897 Views 0 Comments

Ten years on since their first Pro12 trip to Treviso, Garry Doyle revisits the harrowing defeat that left questions hanging over Leinster’s newly appointed Kiwi coach.

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

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

Nov 22nd 2018, 12:21 PM 48,434 Views 148 Comments

Station bosses have wished Hook well on his retirement.

George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation
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# Eric Zhi Ying Mei Xue

George Hook faces backlash over comments about Bray boy facing deportation

Oct 20th 2018, 11:02 AM 77,793 Views 231 Comments

Minister Simon Harris was critical of Hook’s comments.

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

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

Mar 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 25,109 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 2:36 PM 22,823 Views 118 Comments

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

Who Said It: George Hook Or Ali G?
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# Booyakasha

Who Said It: George Hook Or Ali G?

Jan 6th 2018, 6:00 PM 8,020 Views 7 Comments

Take the quiz and see.

George Hook to return to Newstalk with an early Saturday morning show
# He's Back
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# He's Back

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

Jan 4th 2018, 3:20 PM 23,076 Views 135 Comments

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

George Hook's return to Newstalk airwaves delayed until January
# Off The Hook
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# Off The Hook

George Hook's return to Newstalk airwaves delayed until January

Dec 15th 2017, 7:40 PM 33,062 Views 132 Comments

Hook has been suspended from Newstalk for three months now.

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

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

Nov 28th 2017, 2:20 PM 35,766 Views 68 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 20th 2017, 1:59 PM 40,378 Views 177 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 19th 2017, 7:11 PM 13,702 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2017, 7:42 PM 27,299 Views 137 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 7,870 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 5th 2017, 4:17 PM 130,257 Views 181 Comments

The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.

George Hook moves from lunchtime slot to weekend Newstalk show
# High Noon
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# High Noon

George Hook moves from lunchtime slot to weekend Newstalk show

Sep 22nd 2017, 2:17 PM 65,253 Views 293 Comments

The new show will begin in December.

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

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

Sep 16th 2017, 3:33 PM 162,372 Views 193 Comments

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

Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?
# Sustained Pressure
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# Sustained Pressure

Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?

Sep 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 48,954 Views 247 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2017, 5:00 PM 14,919 Views 10 Comments

Let’s do better by victims of sexual crimes.

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk
# Newstalk
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# Newstalk

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk

Sep 15th 2017, 9:11 AM 126,193 Views 776 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2017, 8:39 PM 54,461 Views 303 Comments

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

Newstalk staff letter demands Hook be taken off air immediately
# Crunch Time
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# Crunch Time

Newstalk staff letter demands Hook be taken off air immediately

Sep 12th 2017, 2:59 PM 147,690 Views 596 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2017, 9:05 PM 72,316 Views 214 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'
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# Comments

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

Sep 11th 2017, 12:45 PM 26,654 Views 268 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2017, 12:32 PM 41,873 Views 312 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 9th 2017, 2:46 PM 155,222 Views 540 Comments

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

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

Rubber Bandits tweeted that George Hook was a 'gowl'... and he thought they spelled 'ghoul' wrong

Aug 4th 2017, 6:08 PM 7,691 Views 5 Comments

Oh dear God.

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

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

Apr 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,907 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 9:00 PM 16,308 Views 8 Comments

The unlikely crush that just won’t die.

'If I didn't get to cover rugby on television again, it would be devastating for me'
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

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

Feb 4th 2017, 7:45 AM 13,931 Views 7 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 28th 2016, 11:32 AM 44,964 Views 101 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 2nd 2016, 1:44 PM 18,204 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2016, 8:00 AM 16,893 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 23rd 2016, 11:15 AM 11,744 Views 28 Comments

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

Whatever happened to George Hook's Dáil bid?
# Mystery Adviser
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# Mystery Adviser

Whatever happened to George Hook's Dáil bid?

Jan 21st 2016, 6:01 AM 15,093 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 6th 2016, 7:45 PM 17,233 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 23rd 2015, 4:09 PM 24,976 Views 53 Comments

Hook says that the mail “gets to him”.

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

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

Nov 9th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,295 Views 42 Comments

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

George Hook is considering a Dáil bid as the 'Michael Collins Fine Gael' candidate
# Election 2016
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# Election 2016

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

Oct 26th 2015, 10:11 AM 24,245 Views 149 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2015, 5:49 PM 12,351 Views 15 Comments

The boys are back in town.

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