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It's not you, it's us: why Web Summit ditched Dublin for modern Lisbon

Published 24/09/2015 | 02:30

Paddy Cosgrave speaking at the Web Summit in The RDS
Paddy Cosgrave speaking at the Web Summit in The RDS

It's the lack of money that stings the most.

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When news of the Web Summit's decision to leave Dublin for Lisbon started to surface, many people assumed it must be for big bucks. €5m? €10m? How much had Portugal promised to prise away an event so indelibly linked with Dublin away?

€1.3m. And that was it.

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