Friday 18 August 2017

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

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

Adrian Weckler

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

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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