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# Paddy Cosgrave

Last month
May 2023
# the ditch
The Ditch calls Sipo complaint example of 'illiberal attacks' by the Tánaiste and Fianna Fáil
Senator Malcolm Byrne has written to Sipo regarding the roughly €1 million euro in funding it receives from Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit.
# Micheál Martin
Tánaiste says he stands by Dáil comments about The Ditch and Paddy Cosgrave
Martin described The Ditch as “a political organisation” that wanted to attack and undermine confidence in the government.
Last year
2022
# Courts
Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave being sued for defamation over tweet
Businessman Robert Quirke claims that he and his businesses were defamed and damaged due to a tweet posted by Cosgrave in 2021.
All time
# Courts
Another former director of Web Summit has launched a High Court action against Paddy Cosgrave
Daire Hickey, who co-founded the tech conference, is alleging his rights as a minority shareholder were oppressed by Cosgrave.
# Misinformation
'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves
The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.
# New Deal
Web Summit announces €110m deal to remain in Lisbon for next ten years
The annual event expects to see its capacity more than double as part of the deal by 2022.
# Morning Ireland
Paddy Cosgrave slams FG on housing crisis, declines to say if he raised issue personally with Taoiseach
Cosgrave also criticised RTÉ for not highlighting issues around the housing crisis.
Voices
'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'
David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.
# Paddy Cosgrave
Web Summit founder withdraws invite for far-right leader Marine Le Pen to 2018 event
Paddy Cosgrave had earlier defended the decision to host Le Pen at the November event.
# moneyconf
'Nothing to do with Enda leaving': Web Summit organisers announce Dublin event
MoneyConf, a financial services and fintech conference, has previously been held in other countries.
# building relationships
Web Summit is going on a hiring spree – including someone to deal with the Irish government
It comes as the company eyes a possible return to Dublin.
# Lisbon
People who paid thousands for tickets left waiting outside Web Summit
Late Late ticket prices started at €1,000 for exhibition floor only.
# Paddy Cash
Looks like the Web Summit was doing quite well in Dublin
Back when the event’s organisers and the government were still friends, at least.
# Web Summit
Paddy Cosgrave pulls out of Late Late Show appearance
The Web Summit founder’s name had appeared on a list of guests due to appear on the show tomorrow.
# lukewarm reception
Paddy Cosgrave has told Dublin's last Web Summit how excited he is about Lisbon
Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave rolled out the red carpet for the event’s new hosts today.
# Painful
Watch: RTE News broadcast a pretty awkward interview with the web summit co-founder...
Sharon Ní Bheoláin gave Daire Hickey a bit of a grilling. And it’s not going down too well with people…
# Startups
The Web Summit could make you a millionaire... just don't bank on it
The annual tech conference will be held in Ireland for the final time this year – but how have startups experienced it?
# Thanks but no thanks
Enda Kenny was sent a last minute invite to the Web Summit but he won't be going along
There’s been some confusion about whether the Taoiseach had been invited.
Voices
'Getting involved in a petty mudslinging match over the Web Summit is embarrassing'
A bitter war of words has erupted between the Web Summit and the Taoiseach’s office, but as the finger pointing continues this whole affair smacks of desperation and incompetence, writes Paul Allen.
# deteriorating relations
Revealed: The emails that show why the Web Summit left Dublin
The summit’s founder Paddy Cosgrave said it was the company’s “absolute preference” to stay in Ireland.
# going going gone
Web Summit paid only €1.3 million for Lisbon move
Co-founder Paddy Cosgrave made the announcement the event was leaving Dublin today.
# is that a threat?
CEO of Web Summit says if dodgy WiFi not fixed 'we won't be in this country much longer'
Around 22,000 people attended the event which is worth an estimated €100 million to the Irish economy.
# morto
'The most Irish thing ever': WiFi trouble at Dublin's Web Summit
Over 16,000 devices were connected to the wifi at the RDS today.
# sxsw dublin?
There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW
‘Just rumours’ says the company.
# trinners for winners
The Summit is hiring, but check your degree, especially where you got it from
The Summit’s website lists a number of past speakers who have dropped out of education such as Twitter’s Jack Dorsey or Tumblr’s David Karp.
# hierarchy
'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA
The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.
# Web Summit
This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like
Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.
# Web Summit
NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time
Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition
Legislation to replace VECs with new Education Boards is just one of several matters being debated in Leinster House today.
# Web Summit
SmartThings beats major competition to take Web Summit startup award
A major coup for the company, the award comes with a €100,000 prize.
# Dublin Web Summit
Europe's largest technology conference to begin in RDS today
Over 3,000 people are expected at the RDS for the Dublin Web Summit, thought to be worth €12m to the local economy.