How Kenny dropped ball on Web Summit
Would it have been a stretch for the Department of Communications to nail down state-of-the-art wi-fi? asks, Shane Coleman
Published 18/10/2015 | 02:30
It'll be four years ago next week since Enda Kenny first declared his intention to make Ireland the "best small country in the world in which to do business".
It's become something of a mantra for him, to the point of parody. But the basis for that ambitious goal is being questioned this weekend like never before following the publication of correspondence between the Web Summit and the Department of the Taoiseach.
The Government stands accused of showing complete disinterest in keeping the highly prestigious technology event in Dublin and of taking a "disorganised and unco-ordinated" approach in their dealings with the Summit.