Paddy Cosgrave claims backing The Ditch is ‘effective brand marketing for Web Summit’

The Web Summit chief executive has complained about comments made by Tánaiste Michael Martin in the Dáil over his affiliation with the media outlet

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit chief executive, described the Tánaiste as a “slimy politician”. Picture: Sportsfile

Paddy Cosgrave said that his backing of investigative website The Ditch “perfectly aligns” with the values of Web Summit after the Tánaiste questioned his links with the outlet.

Cosgrave was appearing on RTE’s This Week radio programme to discuss his complaint over comments made by Micheál Martin under Dail privilege which has been referred to the Committee on Parliamentary Procedures and Oversight.

Martin had criticised Cosgrave, who is chief executive of Web Summit, during Leaders’ ...