Paddy Cosgrave

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Hugh Forrest: “One of the big reasons why people like coming to SXSW is the city itself.” Photograph: Heather Kennedy/Getty Images

The world-famous South by Southwest Music, Film, Art and Tech extravaganza, which takes place over the next two weeks in Austin, Texas, is the product(...)

Attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Enda Kenny is due to hold a series of bilateral meetings with senior figures in the banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical worlds.  Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan arrived in Davos on Wednesday afternoon in a bid to secure Ireland’s position as a global(...)

Here are 30 questions that will test your knowledge. Good luck with the answers and happy Christmas to you all. 1. How much has the European Commis(...)

The European Digital City Index cited the growing number of tech giants that call Dublin home, including Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Airbnb, HubSpot, AdRoll, Twitter, Amazon and eBay

Dublin has been ranked as the eighth-best city in Europe for start-ups despite its digital infrastructure being graded near the bottom of an index of(...)

 Supermac’s chief Pat McDonagh: “The process of developing a hotel is hard. It’s too long, too cumbersome. Certain people just try to block everything.”

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh is among the wiliest operators in Irish business. There’s a refreshing directness about the man that would be anathema(...)

Web Summit attendees light up  their phone torches. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Rather than dusting down the harp and red carpet that greeted businessman Donald Trump on his visit to Ireland in 2014, the Government will now be rea(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive officer of Web Summit. The Lisbon venues hold up to 80,000 people so it didn’t feel half as cramped as  the RDS. Photograph: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg

If you aren’t familiar with the Web Summit, it’s the Irish founded tech conference that started in Dublin in 2009 with less than 400 attendees and gre(...)

In Lisbon, Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave “paced the stage like a man who had lost his keys, clutching a tiny iPad as a life raft”. Photograph: Andre Kosters/EPA

Paddy Cosgrave stood nervously on the stage in front of 15,000 people, head down and muttering: “Uh oh, is the wifi working?” It was not. The 2016 Web(...)

Paddy Cosgrove (centre, right), founder and CEO of Web Summit, and other participants during the   Nasdaq bell opening ceremony on the second day of the summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Andre Kosters

Perhaps it was the US election results, or maybe it was the after-effects of the second night of celebrations at the Night Summit, but the early atte(...)

 Visitors trying new virtual reality goggles during the second day of the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Adre Kosters

If you were expecting diversity at the Web Summit, you certainly wouldn’t be disappointed. The event played host to everyone from sports stars to Wiki(...)

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