Paddy Cosgrave,   Web Summit cheif executive, with deputy prime minister of Portugal Paulo Portas:  Manders Terrace, which also backs other events related to the Web Summit, owed €2.4 million to its creditors on December 31st, 2014, up from just shy of €660,000 a year earlier. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile/Web Summit

Manders Terrace, the company behind the Web Summit, saw both its cash balances and debts climb in 2014, according to newly filed accounts. The docum(...)

 Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit, with Portuguese deputy prime minister Paulo Portas, during the Web Summit in Dublin in November. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Driving from Lisbon city centre towards Parque das Nações in the east of the city, a warm winter breeze washes in from the Atlantic Ocean. The vast(...)

John Collison  of Stripe , speaking at the Web Summit in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

WINNERS Patrick and John Collison It has been a very good year for Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison of Stripe. In July their digita(...)

A farmer with a bucket of slop - an image from UTV Ireland’s on-screen brand “refresh”, unveiled in September.

Another year in the triumphs and travails of the media and there is one puzzle with the power to fox daily. Not why is every YouTube celebrity some(...)

The winning students visited Dublin City Hall on Wednesday where they were presented with a gold medal by summit patron President Michael D Higgins.  The medal, which features Irish designer, artist and architect Eileen Gray, was awarded to the overall winner in each of the competition’s 25 categories. Photograph: Lucy Nuzum

The Undergraduate Awards summit, which concluded its 2015 meeting in Dublin on Friday, is planning to expand its activities to the seven continents(...)

Exit strategy: Web Summit foudner Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

On the Dart to Sandymount they’re talking about angels and unicorns. Which is strange, as they’re not five-year-olds. In fact pretty much everyone in (...)

Farewell...........for now

“Dublin will always be in our hearts. We’re leaving but hope to come back in the future.” Co-founder Paddy Cosgrave’s farewell comments to the audienc(...)

Paddy Cosgrave’s immediate predecessor as Nasdaq bell-ringer was the cartoon character Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s pet dog in the Peanuts comic strip film The Peanuts Movie. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave on Wednesday rang the Nasdaq closing bell remotely from Dublin, which must be a great honour reserved for those held(...)

Peggy Johnson of Microsoft at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Peggy Johnson is only half-joking when she admits she might have risked being mobbed if she had roamed the aisles at this week’s Dublin Web Summit fre(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of The Web Summit, will not appear on Friday’s Late Late Show, despite earlier RTÉ releases claiming he was one of the main guests

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on Friday’s The Late Late Show, having been billed as one of the main guest(...)