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Valeo’s test car - a Mercedes S-Class - spotted on the M50

There was that momentary frisson of excitement that you might have just caught a glimpse of the future. In the week of Back To The Future day, it was(...)

 Web Summit: its impact is put at €37 million by Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

How much extra business does the Web Summit bring, and how does its State support compare with other events? Its impact is put at €37 million by Fáil(...)

Why does the Web Summit have demands and grievances few other events seem to have? Which requests are legitimate, which not, and why?

The now very public dispute between the Government - specifically, the Department of the Taoiseach - and the soon-to-be-departing Web Summit event is (...)

Web Summit: Taoiseach responds to criticisms 1:33

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny responds to criticisms from Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave, saying the relocating the event to Lisbon is a 'commercial deci(...)

Paddy Cosgrave with  Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Web Summit last year.

Opposition parties and lobby groups have criticised the Government over its failure to negotiate with the organisers of the Web Summit after it had co(...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave said he was receiving no support from the Government as he sought to keep the summit in the capital.

The IDA and Enterprise Ireland paid more than €700,000 to the Web Summit over the last three years as part of ongoing support for the event, which wil(...)

Web Summit: off to sunny Lisbon.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times
A 360 summit view

Seeing as the Web Summit is rolling out of town after the 2015 event next month, businesses may as well jump aboard while they have the chance. PR360,(...)

“The hottest start up at the web summit was the web summit itself”

So long to the Web Summit, which is leaving Dublin for Lisbon in 2016. The face of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, is everything Irish people pretend (...)

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit: Will Bono lead pub crawls for him around Lisbon? Photograph: Eric Luke

Now that the pyroclastic flow of digital tears over the Web Summit’s move to Lisbon has subsided, it looks less of a disaster for Ireland and more of (...)

 The Irish-based international Web Summit has announced that from next year it is to take place in Lisbon, and will do so for at least the next three years.

The Dublin Web Summit is no more. In 2016, the Web Summit will find a new home in Lisbon, a sunnier, apparently more attractive place for a tech confe(...)

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