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Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: EPA

Tech conference Web Summit has cancelled its annual physical event in Lisbon, opting for an online-only event in December as the coronavirus pandemic (...)

Web Summit will largely be run via the company’s proprietary conference platform

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, has named its first 50 speakers for this year’s event with (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIguel A Lopes

Web Summit, the tech conference that started life in Dublin before relocating to Portugal, will take place both on and offline in early December, its (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit (centre right) at the official opening ceremony of the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/MIguel A Lopes

Pretax profits at the group that operates the Web Summit declined sharply last year as the company agreed a deal to invest $2 million into Amaranthine(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 (L to R, front row) Siptu shop steward Gerry Markey (in pale shirt), Siptu services division organiser Ethel Buckley (in black dress), Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr and Natrium director Deirdre Foley with  former Clerys staff after reaching a deal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perhaps it was the glare of the publicity, or maybe it was having to line up with a fist-pumping cadre of trade unionists for a family photo outside t(...)

Dublin Bus: A mid-length journey cash fare that cost €1.60 five years ago now costs €2.70, an increase of almost 70 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne Photograph: Cyril Byrne Dublin Bus jobs loss. Jan16th-08

There is a guy on my bus route who thinks he is Elvis. Or rather, there is a Dublin Bus driver who occasionally drives a route I sometimes take to wo(...)

Enda Kenny in Davos yesterday: the 90-minute debate on “rebooting the global economy” was not his natural territory, as the discussion delved into the nuances of labour patterns and emerging market developments. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

It was a case of back to school for Enda Kenny as he took his seat in the Alpine High School in Davos yesterday. It was a far cry from last year when (...)

Paddy Cosgrave,   Web Summit cheif executive, with deputy prime minister of Portugal Paulo Portas:  Manders Terrace, which also backs other events related to the Web Summit, owed €2.4 million to its creditors on December 31st, 2014, up from just shy of €660,000 a year earlier. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile/Web Summit

Manders Terrace, the company behind the Web Summit, saw both its cash balances and debts climb in 2014, according to newly filed accounts. The docum(...)

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