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There was a definite sense of unease about the role of technology in society among speakers and attendees at this year’s conference. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

There were dark clouds over Lisbon earlier this week with many of those arriving for the start of Web Summit a little taken aback by the lack of sunsh(...)

Tim Berners-Lee called on governments, companies and individuals to back a new “Contract for the Web” that would have “clear and tough responsibilities for those who have the power to make it better.”

Online users are seeing their rights and freedoms threatened by big tech, according to the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee. With half (...)

Paddy Cosgrave speaking to media about the Web Summit at its headquarters in Dartry, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dalata, the largest hotel group in the State, has agreed a deal to raise up to €700 million in debt funding from an consortium of six banks, which wil(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave at the company’s head office in Dartry, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enterprise Ireland has dismissed a claim by Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave that it asked client companies not to attend this year’s event, which be(...)

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(...)

Peter O Malley and Galen Lowney. They founded Advisable.com in 2017

Irish-founded firm Advisable. com has won backing from Web Summit cofounder Paddy Cosgrave and former Paddy Power Betfair chief Breon Corcoran in its (...)

Web Summit chief executive  Paddy Cosgrave . Photograph: Getty Images

The Web Summit will remain in Lisbon until at least 2028 under a new €110 million deal agreed between the Irish company that runs the event and the Po(...)

Average rents in Dublin are now above €1,900 a month,  13.4 per cent or €229 a month higher than they were just a year ago, according to a new report

A new report has highlighted the chronic shortage of student housing in Dublin and other cities, while accusing the Government of “negligent inaction”(...)

Web Summit’s founder Paddy Cosgrave was naive to think he could bring Marine Le Pen to the Lisbon event and get away with it without causing severe damage to his business and reputation. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

It is almost too easy to pillory the occasionally hubristic Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave for his epic miscalculation over the rescinded invitati(...)

‘Freedom of expression is a fundamental right,’ says Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has rescinded an invitation to far right politician Marine Le Pen to this year’s conference. In a series of tweets,(...)

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