Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# The Right Hook

Last year
# The Right Hook
RTÉ have Champions Cup rugby back but can it ever be the same as it was?
As Champions Cup rugby returns to the channel after a seven-year absence former pundit George Hook relives an era when it was one of the biggest shows in town.
All time
# 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.
# The Right Hook
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.
# pretend outrage
George Hook on 'implied consent' and why he's never liked interviewing Ivana Bacik
The outspoken broadcaster landed in the headlines last summer after an interview with the Labour senator. We asked him about it this week.
# Election 2016
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.
# The Right Hook
'Outrageous accusation': George Hook says he isn't controversial just to wind people up
“Everything I say is what I believe.”
# Your Say
Poll: Would you listen to a Pat Rabbitte-hosted radio show?
The Left Hook, anyone?
# 50 Shades of Hook
An essential history of George Hook’s career as an erotic novelist
Ireland is not ready for this, George.
# slav for love
An essential history of George Hook's career as an erotic novelist
Ireland is not ready for this, George.
# The Right Hook
George Hook's powerful response to a hateful letter is going viral worldwide
“George, nobody likes you, not even yourself.”
# The Right Hook
George Hook cancels retirement plans under threat of being kicked out of his home...
… by his wife.
# The End is Nigh
George Hook announces he's set to leave radio and television
He posted on Twitter that his Newstalk programme will end in 2016.
# Pay Up
"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary
The Ryanair chief said that elderly people “don’t need” the concessions they get from the State.
# Bai
Psychic Readings Live top broadcasting complaints list
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld four complaints and resolved one complaint.
Tubs still losing listeners as D'Arcy's figures rise
The latest listenership figures show that while RTE favourites Morning Ireland and Marian Finucance fared well, Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney suffered losses.