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Turnover climbed to €28.9 million from €26.3 million

Profits continued to surge for the group that operates the Web Summit following its controversial move from Dublin to Lisbon, hitting a record high in(...)

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave giving the opening address on the first day of MoneyConf at the RDS in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Despite claims by Web Summit co-founder and chief executive Paddy Cosgrave that MoneyConf would be based in Dublin for a number of years, the event is(...)

There is certainly plenty for attendees at Web Summit to savour with 23 conferences taking place across nine main stages

With the fuss over its future now settled, Web Summit returns to Lisbon again next week bringing along more than 70,000 attendees from 170 countries t(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “Fine Gael used to be the business party but now they are looting business people”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Measures introduced in Budget 2019 to deal with the housing crisis are going to “crush the middle classes”, according to Web Summit co-founder and chi(...)

Paddy Cosgrave on stage at Web Summit in Lisbon last year

The group that operates the Web Summit reported record profits in 2016, the year in which the company first ran the tech conference in Lisbon followin(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit CEO and MoneyConf founder, at the official launch of Web Summit’s fintech event MoneyConf which will take place in Dublin’s RDS from June 11-13th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reforms to the US corporate tax regime might not result in tech companies with large operations here leaving Ireland but they could result in some pha(...)

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave moved the event from Dublin to Lisbon last year. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has said his organisation is investigating alleged cases where discounted student tickets for the upcoming technolog(...)

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(...)

Web Summit: Lisbon’s MEO FIL Arena is a purpose-built facility that is designed to cater for up to 80,000 people. Photograph: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg

“I must say, it’s better than Dublin.” On the opening night of the Web Summit, the event hadn’t even officially kicked off and already the compariso(...)

 Saoirse Ronan, noted for having “set critics fluttering” with her role in the film adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn, joined a host of other movie stars in the Hollywood sector, including two of the leads from the most recent Star Wars movie, Daisy Ridley (23) and John Boyega (23).

BrBroklyn star Saoirse Ronan (21) and Web Summit co-founder Daire B Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan (21) and Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey (29), ha(...)

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