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Web Summit sues after being told to pay landlord €20,000 over coffee flood and loo-seat ruling

Tenancies regulator orders tech firm to compensate landlord after ‘€100,000 damage’ caused to five-bedroom home it leases for staff

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Paddy Cosgrave’s firm is appealing the Residential Tenancies Board ruling to High Court. Picture by Pedro Nunes

Paddy Cosgrave’s firm is appealing the Residential Tenancies Board ruling to High Court. Picture by Pedro Nunes

Paddy Cosgrave’s firm is appealing the Residential Tenancies Board ruling to High Court. Picture by Pedro Nunes

Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit has taken a High Court action to try overturn a tribunal finding that its staff caused €100,000 of flood damage to a rented house — by pouring coffee waste down a kitchen sink.

Web Summit Services has rented Strathmore, a five-bedroom, 250sqm house in Dartry, Dublin 6, since July 2015. It is used as temporary accommodation for visiting or new staff at the Dublin-based company that runs global tech and business conferences.


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