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# cronyism - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'Do you speak Arabic?': How the US bungled its online fight against IS

The US security programme dealing with IS online is beset with “incompetence, cronyism and flawed data”.

# cronyism - Monday 1 August, 2016

Theresa May won't intervene after David Cameron recommends honours for "old boys' network"

Under British law, an outgoing Prime Minister is entitled to recommend honours for individuals.

# cronyism - Monday 3 March, 2014

Varadkar hits back at suggestions of "cronyism"

A local rival says the appointment of a Fine Gael local election candidate to the board of Bus Eireann was “strange”, but Varadkar says that’s not the case.

# cronyism - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area

Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.

# cronyism - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Scandal over state board appointees shows there is reform in name only

Ignoring candidates for state boards who apply through formal channels in favour of those with political backgrounds discredits the election promises to tackle cronyism, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# cronyism - Monday 14 January, 2013

Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial

Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.

# cronyism - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession Punt Nua? This post contains images

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession

New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…

# cronyism - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Column: Cronyism and corruption – one quick change would help fight them

It would be swift work to repeal the 2003 Freedom of Information Act, but it could have far-reaching consequences, writes Donal Ó Brolcháin.

# cronyism - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant

Fatima Hamroush – who was based in Ireland before being appointed to the Libyan cabinet – says her sister is fully qualified.

# cronyism - Monday 14 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…