The Right Hook, Hook's radio show on Newstalk, is a popular late afternoon to early evening drive-time programme. His wife, "the lovely Ingrid", is regularly subjected to having her intimate details discussed and dissected on air by Hook. Hook appears as a rugby pundit on RTÉ on a regular basis and appeared as a judge on RTÉ celebrity dancing show Jigs & Reels. He has also been parodied in The State of Us.
In 2005, he published an autobiography, "Time Added On". The book described his years involved in business and the failure of this career path.
In 2009, he visited Haiti where he organised a recruitment drive to get volunteers to go there on a house building week. The next day a vicious earthquake struck Haiti. After the earthquake Hook was heard to say: "It is a godforsaken place. God has literally forsaken it." Following the January 2010 earthquake. Hook urged his radio listeners to donate money.
Hook is also the patron of Comber Foundation, an Irish charity working in Romania since 1991, of which his daughter Michelle McGill is a trustee. The charity provides homes in the community for adults with disabilities who grew up in institutions and orphanages 
Politically, Hook is a longtime supporter of Fine Gael, frequently identifying himself on The Right Hook as being "an old Blueshirt". In 2010, as part of the Catholic Church's "Year for Priests" celebration, he contributed to a DVD, In Praise of Priests, featuring interviews with various people expressing admiration for their favourite priest.