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 Paddy Cosgrave opens the Web Summit 2015 at the RDS, Dublin.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government is using the Web Summit as a “distraction” from the real issues impacting people on a day to day basis, founder Paddy Cosgrave said ahe(...)

Irish entrepreneur and Handy co-founder Oisin Hanrahan on stage at the Web Summit in Dublin last year.

Irish entrepreneur and Handy co-founder Oisin Hanrahan has sealed a $50 million funding deal for his US-based start-up. The start-up, which provides o(...)

Eva Panicker and her father Roopesh speaking on the eve of summit event the Future of Ireland, at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin will remain a great city for start-up businesses with or without the Web Summit, the opening session of the event, which is to move to Lisbon n(...)

BlaBlaCar has 20 million users across 19 countries.

Meet Europe’s latest ‘unicorn’ – the long-distance car-pooling firm that is shaking up inter-city travel across the world. If you feel like chatting (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the event last year. Mr Kenny will not be attended the event this year, the last in Ireland for at least three years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s invitation to attend the Web Summit was only sent to his general Oireachtas email address after 9pm on Friday. The summi(...)

Richard Hulskes of Wevolver with robots at the Web Summit in Dublin last year. Photo: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael Dell sealed the biggest deal in tech history when his company agreed to acquire storage maker EMC for $67 billion last month. This morn(...)

Look, ma,  no hands: A self-driving Toyota Lexus on busy Tokyo streets – it’s unnerving at first. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

“Tech revolution” is an over-used term, but what’s happening in the motoring world right now is truly monumental. Not since the first car took to the(...)

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(...)

An artist’s impression of the Hyperloop: its backers say it can never crash and is immune to weather

The Hyperloop is a theoretical high-speed transportation system consisting of a low-pressure tube with capsules transported at high speeds from point (...)

To get the most out of the Web Summit, it pays to plan in advance

Tech journalist Simon Cocking has put together a clever little ebook guide to the forthcoming Web Summit. The move to Lisbon will likely be a disappo(...)

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