Tuesday 17 October 2017

From Paddy's bash to Paddy bashing - why did it all go wrong for Web Summit?

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave leaves the stage on the last day of the event at the RDS this week
Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave leaves the stage on the last day of the event at the RDS this week
Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured after he rang the opening bell for the NASDAQ at 1.30pm at the Dublin Web Summit in the RDS in 2013
Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

Paddy likes to know what's going on.

Enda Kenny's famous post-election quip, which caricatured us as a nation of mildly curious simpletons began the back-slapping, high-fiving, finger-pointing phase for this Taoiseach. Little did our Taoiseach know that four years later, one particular Paddy would cause him such heartache.

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit, is sounding off about event management and getting out of Dublin.

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