Elaine Byrne: Cosgrave’s inflammatory utterances on social media come home to roost

It seems his belated apology came only when the financial interests of his Web Summit company came under pressure

Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder and chief executive of Web Summit, appeared to apologise only when it looked like the financial interests of his company. Picture: PA

“Casann an roth” is an Irish phrase my grandmother used. The wheel turns. And boy, did it turn full circle for Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave last week.

Eight full days after Hamas terrorists murdered 1,400 mostly civilian Israelis and took over 200 hostages, the chief executive of Web Summit tweeted that he condemned the actions of Hamas. Eight days.

Imagine a well-known Irish business leader with more than 300 Irish-based employees spouting public opinions ...