Tuesday June 2, 2020

Spin and sandwiches: an afternoon in Buswell’s on Budget day

Colette Sexton on how Lobbyists and advocacy groups descend upon Buswell’s Hotel each year.

11th October, 2017
The building that is now Buswells hotel can date its history back to the 1800's. Before it was a hotel is was the Queen's Institute for the Training and Employment of Educated Women

As a journalist, I spend most of my time chasing people and stories. In a complete turn of events, yesterday on Budget Day, those people and stories chased me.

Merely standing in the lobby of Buswells Hotel on Kildare Street yesterday with a notebook, a pen and a hurried look on my face meant that interviewees assumed I was a reporter and presented themselves to me, keen to get their opinions out there.

Buswells is...

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