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(...)

 Nico Sell, Wickr & Wickr Foundation, on the Code Stage on the last day  of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. “Laconic and iconic hacker/artist/company founder of messaging app Wickr Nico Sell says every company should hire hackers to try to break their service.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile/Web Summit

It’s Thursday, the last day of the last Web Summit in Ireland. Maybe. Crowds have thinned noticeably, but that just means you can push past people, ra(...)

Paddy Cosgrave said he hoped the Summit would return to Dublin Photograph: Sportsfile

In his closing remarks at the Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave attempted to repair some of the damage done in recent weeks and keep alive the possibi(...)

New BFFs Paddy Cosgrave, left, chief executive of the  Web Summit, with deputy Prime Minister of Portugal Paulo Portas

The final day of Web Summit 2015 began with founder Paddy Cosgrave inviting an assortment of entrepreneurs, dignitaries and politicians on stage, but(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive, Web Summit, in the company of Miguel Frasquilho, left, Chairman & CEO of AICEP Portugal, and members of the WebSummit 2016 delegation on the Centre Stage during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Day three of the Summit started on a Portugese theme with a sizeable Portuguese delegation taking the stage ahead of the move to Lisbon in 2016. The (...)