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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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave. The real reason the summit is leaving Dublin is the determination of the organisers to double its size every year

Paddy Cosgrave and the Web Summit team have been rather emphatic about the damaging effect of what they describe as price-gouging by hotels that have (...)

Belated invitation ... Paddy Cosgrave opening the Web Summit 2015 at the RDS in Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

One Friday recently, a friend was pleased to open an email invitation to an official dinner. He was less pleased when he noticed the date. It was for (...)

Chris Froome at the Web Summit in the RDS: “It sounds silly, but we really are on that edge, pushing our bodies to the absolute limit, day in, day out.” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

One of the main complaints about the Web Summit is that at a dinky 20 minutes most of the on-stage interviews are too short. For Chris Froome those 20(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny  last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

This week’s Dublin-based Web Summit will have something of a Latin flavour, with a large number of start-ups coming from South America. At least 16 yo(...)

Awards are great for encouraging people and companies to push themselves, and think about achievement. Photograph: Thinkstock

Once upon a time, there were hardly any business awards competitions in Ireland. Now, there are so many – often in overlapping areas – that it can be (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit: Will Bono lead pub crawls for him around Lisbon? Photograph: Eric Luke

Now that the pyroclastic flow of digital tears over the Web Summit’s move to Lisbon has subsided, it looks less of a disaster for Ireland and more of (...)

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, (...)

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