Friday February 28, 2020

NUJ condemns charges for journalists accessing Mayo count centre

NUJ secretary says an election should not be used by venues as an opportunity to make a “quick buck”

7th March, 2016
Counting of votes during the 2016 general election Pic: RollingNews.ie

The National Union of Journalists in Ireland has spoken out against journalists being charged for access to the Mayo count centre during the General Election count.

Séamus Dooley, the Irish secretary of NUJ, said that an election should not be used by venues as an opportunity to make a “quick buck”.

The Mayo count centre was in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar. It was of particular interest to the media as...

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