Paddy Cosgrave

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 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave: “I love this country as a second home and would never seek to offend the great heroes of Portugal’s past.”

Web Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave has apologised after Portugal’s prime minister expressed outrage over an “offensive” summit banquet in Lisbon’s Na(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

For anyone hoping the organisers of the Web Summit might fail dismally in Lisbon and end up back in Dublin with their tails between their legs, think (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive: ‘Tech is turning upside down everything we thought certain’. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Artificial intelligence (AI) may “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity”, scientist Stephen Hawking told an audience of 60,000 techies(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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