Thursday 23 February 2017

No Taoiseach at Web Summit is embarrassing



Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

The absence of Taoiseach Enda Kenny at this week's Web Summit is a sorry reflection of the breakdown in relations between the organisers of the international summit and the State, which in previous years had feted the tech extravaganza.

The organisers say the Taoiseach, who has attended the summit in recent years, was invited; the Taoiseach says the invitation was sent only last Friday.

It is embarrassing for Ireland, when the country is competing with other global hubs to attract start-ups and investors, to be showcasing our dirty laundry instead of the best of what we have to offer in this vital sector.

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