INM chief executive Robert Pitt (far left) sat simmering at one end of the table at the company’s AGM, while company chairman Leslie Buckley (far right) sat at the other end of the table. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

You might have expected to see a sheriff sat at the top table of Independent News & Media (INM)’s annual general meeting this week given the furi(...)

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

The company behind the Web Summit has a permanent six-bedroom “crash pad” for new employees arriving in Dublin as part of efforts to circumvent the ho(...)

RDS chief executive Michael Duffy says this year’s Dublin Horse Show’s  online sales are 20 per cent ahead. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Michael Duffy’s office has one of the nicest views in Ireland, looking on to the lush main arena in the RDS in Ballsbridge. And he’ll have one of the (...)

Paddy Cosgrave didn’t have the successes he has had to date by sitting on his hands and accepting what others told him was possible.

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has clearly picked up publicity nous from the US tech leaders with whom he rubs shoulders. His press conference on T(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, who plans to encourage the chief executives of many of the world’s largest tech companies to co-sign a letter urging the Irish Government to pass anti-corruption legislation. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has urged the Government to take action against corruption and white-collar crime in Ireland. He also said he (...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave: extremely successful and driven but notoriously tetchy persona with an ego the size of Jupiter. Photograph: Eric Luke

Let us not get too misty-eyed about the return to Dublin next year of a conference organised by Paddy Cosgrave. He may have taken his Web Summit from (...)

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave will bring financial technology conference Moneyconf to Dublin next summer. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The company behind the Web Summit is to relocate one of its subsidiary conferences to Dublin from Madrid next year It denied the timing of the annou(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: almost all of his  assets have been sold off and so the public scrutiny will soon end. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA

The global courtroom travails of Sir Anthony O’Reilly should serve as a warning to billionaires everywhere: stay solvent or every scrap of your person(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive officer of Web Summit: “We’re in very positive dialogue with all the various stakeholders in Ireland.”

Web Summit co-founder and chief executive Paddy Cosgrave hasn’t ruled out a return to Dublin for the tech conference although he described winning bac(...)

Hugh Forrest: “One of the big reasons why people like coming to SXSW is the city itself.” Photograph: Heather Kennedy/Getty Images

The world-famous South by Southwest Music, Film, Art and Tech extravaganza, which takes place over the next two weeks in Austin, Texas, is the product(...)