FRONT PAGE CRONYISM features in several Irish Sunday broadsheets today, proving a major feature of politics remains intact in Ireland.  
This time, it's a rewarmed story about Big Phil Hogan, a government minister who knows how to win elections and raise money. The ethical problem arises because Deputy Hogan criticises unseemly behaviour in one sound bite while cultivating open contact with those unseemly characters, as his diary records show. Reporters wonder if the deputy's contacts extend beyond his official calendar entries because it's easy to find him awarding rewards to cronies all across the spectrum. 
The opening keyframe of my Sunday newsround comes from the cover story of The Sunday Times Magazine, explaining "militant feminists in Ukraine have gone further than burning bras in the fight against patriarchal repression."  If you search for "Germaine Greer" you'll find a million results on Google. Look for "femen" and you get 23.5m results (more than a million just looking for the images).
I've made a 12-minute video clip while flicking through three Sunday papers and it's all in the embedded YouTube segment below. I do these clips because of feedback I get from Irish overseas. If you'd like a specific section from the Sunday papers covered, please leave a comment or tweet me @topgold.
1. Colin Coyle and Siobhan Maguire -- "Hogan in Row over Cronyism" on the front page of The Sunday Times, April 8, 2012.
2. Jody Corcoran -- "OK, Enda, this is why there's a fuss about Phil Hogan" in the business section of the Sunday Independent, April 8, 2012.
3. Harry Leech -- "Government unable to stop quango culture, say top bosses," on the front of the Business section of the Sunday Independent, April 8, 2012.
4. Katie Glass -- "Sister of the Revolution! Time to blow your tops!" is the cover story of The Sunday Times Magazine, April 8, 2012.
One year ago we watched Beckham nail bins on the beach.
Five years ago we were telling people photography is not a crime.
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