Cosgrave’s Web Summit receives €530k from Enterprise Ireland

The company received funding from the government agency that its controversial founder has roundly criticised

15th August, 2021
Cosgrave’s Web Summit receives €530k from Enterprise Ireland
Paddy Cosgrave, the Web Summit founder, says ‘receiving state money does not prohibit us from criticising a state body’.

Web Summit, the company founded by Paddy Cosgrave, a trenchant critic of Enterprise Ireland, was provided with €531,794 from the government agency last year.

It was one of many of a number of large employers that received similar development and innovation grants totalling millions, according to data supplied to the European Commission under state aid requirements.

Fexco, Glanbia Ireland and Intercom were also among the recipients during 2020, as was the company that runs Web...

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