Lise Hand: Not a bacon butty in sight -- just egg on Enda's face
The Opposition leaders may have been getting a breakfast-time briefing from Enda on who said what to whom in Brussels last week, but the austerity cuts have even seeped in under the door of the Taoiseach's office, it seems.
In keeping with the season, the fare on offer resembled the Paddy Kavanagh poem in which he described an "Advent-darkened room" with its "dry black bread and sugarless tea".
"No breakfast, just tea and coffee," revealed one gutted Opposition party spokesman. No bacon butties or posh croissants, or even a bowl of porridge in sight.