Radio & Television

George Hook is an Irish broadcaster, journalist and rugby pundit. He had a career as a rugby union coach and businessman, before becoming a rugby pundit with RTÉ.


The Right Hook

George Hook presents 'The Right Hook', the flagship drivetime programme on Newstalk, Ireland's only independent national talk radio station daily from 4.30-7pm.

The show features news and current affairs analysis, together with regular segments. It is well known for Hook's opinionated style and frequently travels outside of the studio to locations throughout Ireland, and the world. From New York for Super Tuesday, Denver for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to Washington D.C. for the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, George brings his voice to the airwaves every day.

The schedule for the show is quite diverse and varied - on Mondays at 5.30pm, George speaks to outspoken right-wing talk show host Michael Graham live from Boston, while at 6.30 he speaks to Jessica Kelly and Jonathan McCrea on all things technology.

Tuesday's show features varied guests on travel who speak about locations to visit all over the globe from Dublin to Dubrovnik. Wednesday is movie day - with Philip Molloy joining George in studio to talk about modern films, as well as classics. From 6.30pm on Thursdays Bill Hughes joins George to talk about Essential Songs for the Twentieth Century, 

On Friday, 'The Friday Panel' convenes with George and other guests including Dr Kiera Kelly, Tara Duggan, Barry Kenny, Shane Coleman and Dave McIntryre talking about some of the lighter stories of the week, along with taking a look ahead to the weekend.

The Right Hook is the only show that has been presented since the start of Newstalk by the same presenter. The show is credited by Hook in his autobiography Time Added On with moulding him into the presenter he is today.


RTE Television Rugby Coverage

George is a regular panelist with the RTÉ Rugby Panel consisting of Brent Pope, Conor O'Shea and Tom McGurk giving a lively commentary with pre and post match analysis of the home and International matches including Heineken Cup and the RBS 6 Nations.

Through careful analysis, George offers his often controversial opinions on players, management and tactics.


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