The Web Summit's boost to the nascent Irish fintech industry

Paddy Cosgrave's conference is staying in Lisbon for now, but he has moved one of its offshoots to Dublin

11th June, 2017
Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit founder at the last Web Summit in Ireland

Last week, the organisers of the Summit announced in a distinctly snipey Facebook post that: “1. We’re returning to Dublin; 2. We’re providing €1.5 million a year in free tickets to students from every school and college in Ireland to all our events globally; 3. Timing of return has nothing to do with Enda Kenny’s departure.”

(I wouldn’t have guessed myself that a Dublin-based events company had decided an Enda-free...

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