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Darina Allen: serenity in the middle of lunchtime throng

Forget the billionaire tech entrepreneurs or the legions of young developers, this Web Summit was best summarised by the sight of Darina Allen herself(...)

Tony Hawk at the opening day of the Web Summit.

While Tony Hawk may be better known for his skateboarding skills, his experience with the technology industry in recent years and his role as an angel(...)

JP Dumas (left) and Mike Darnell, Appy Hotel based in Hong Kong, at the opening day of the Web Summit. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill

The scale of change technology is going to bring to the business model is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, Facebook vice-president Nicola Mende(...)

Dublin Web Summit founder  Paddy Cosgrave:  aims to send  400-plus international journalists  at the summit  home with  a taste for Irish food

Few tech events have made as big an impact in such a short space of time as the Dublin Web Summit. Founded just three years ago from the bedroom of Pa(...)

Sexual divide: of the 200-plus speakers at the Web Summit, above, only 26 are women. Photographs: Websummit.net. Montage: Michael Ruane, Irish Times Premedia

Ten days from now, hundreds of leaders of the technology industry from around the world will convene in Dublin, joining 10,000 other people at the (...)

Donal Flynn, Group Director, ESB and Paddy Cosgrave, founder and CEO of the Dublin Web Summit launch applications for this year’s ESB Spark of Genius Award. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A competition aimed at finding the brightest start-ups has opened for applications. The ESB Spark of Genius Award, which has a prize fund worth(...)

The fourth Dublin-based Start-up Weekend will bring 120 budding entrepreneurs together tomorrow in the hope of creating a viable company following thr(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. The Nasdaq opening bell will be rung onstage at the RDS during the Web Summit on October 30th, marking it the first time Nasdaq stock market has been opened from Ireland.

Trading on America’s Nasdaq stock exchange will be opened from Ireland for the first time next October. The Nasdaq opening bell will be r(...)

Paddy Cosgrave at the Dublin Web Summit

The recent spate of technology companies opening European headquarters here and expanding pre-existing Irish operations is yet more confirmatio(...)

Digg founder Kevin Rose. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It may have started out with just 200 people in a lecture hall in Trinity College Dublin, but this year’s Dublin Web Summit is(...)

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