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Cosgrave’s juvenile stunts take focus off the tax issue

If the Web Summit boss wants to raise a debate about the Irish tax system, he really needs to rethink his strategy

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

21st April, 2019

If you’re trying to draw attention to a big issue that merits real debate, it’s best to not try stunts that put the focus all on you. If Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave wants us to take seriously his concerns about Ireland’s corporate tax regime, his bizarre actions last week were not ideal.

First, he invited RTÉ journalist Philip Boucher-Hayes to Web Summit’s Dublin offices for an interview, and...

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