Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave: renting in Dublin “sucks”.

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave is on a hiring spree. In a blog post this week he said the business had employed 100 people over the last year, (...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “We have grown Collision at a faster rate than we ever achieved with Web Summit.”  Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Twenty two Irish start-ups will exhibit at the Web Summit’s sister event Collision in Las Vegas this week. The start-ups include TenderScout, LogoStor(...)

 Attending the Be Your Best workshop in the Irish Times  were (from left): Angus Ridgway, Potentialife;  blind adventurer Mark Pollock, and Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit founder.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of Ireland’s business leaders gathered at The Irish Times to have their neural pathways realigned under the guidance of a Harvard behavioural(...)

Sheila Nunan of INTO speaking at the union’s annual conference at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

“I trust you as our teachers to act professionally and assess your own students without fear or favour to anybody . . . It begs the question: does (...)

James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)

Founding father: Paddy Cosgrave on stage at the RDS. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile/Web Summit

The Web Summit is fuelled by coffee. I queue for a cup. “That’ll be €5.50,” a woman at one stall says, then cracks up. “Your face!” she says. “It’s fr(...)

 Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The Web Summit is over and Dublin can have its pubs back. Bar a few well-documented wifi problems, the Silicon Valley barmy army that packed out the R(...)

Even the star-wattage of Bono on the final discussion panel was not quite enough to deliver an exciting climax to proceedings.  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

After three days of talks, panels and discussions spread all over the RDS complex, it was hardly surprising that most people attending the Web Summit (...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

Triumph: Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

What a week! The Web Summit has been a triumph, copper-fastening Ireland’s position on the global technology map. Investors, founders and celebrities (...)