In short, the media facilities here are apalling. Not to draw any other comparisons, but the last conference (Fianna Fail) the space available was vast, easily accommodating 20+ journalists at a large desk in a vary large room.
The media room is in what can only be called a janitor’s closet, with space for about 7 people I’d say. If there’s no contempt for the media intended, it’s certainly felt, and I’m not the only person of that opinion. I’m currently next door leaning down on the floor to file this, not actually in the media room, there’s no space, so I’ve had to go next door and file from there.
Stay tuned to the front page of Politics.ie for updates throughout the day.
One thing though, at least Labour extended an invitation to the press AND bloggers. More power to them for that.