Europe's cyber-granny's tweets of wisdom bring Dublin's tech community to attention

Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, was full of praise for the capital last week, writes Adrian Weckler.

24th March, 2013
'Digital champion' Lord David Puttnam and Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, at the Irish Institute for European Affairs last week. Photo: Maura Hickey

She came, she saw, she tweeted. Europe's most influential cyber-granny rolled into town last Thursday, bringing hope to startups, schoolkids and Sunday newspapers.

Neelie Kroes's status as a grandmother, she told audiences last Friday, gave her clarity on the importance of digital innovation. But the iPhone-wielding vice-president of the European Commission and Europe's single most powerful digital lawmaker won't forget the Dublin rain.

"Is the suicide rate higher in Ireland than on the continent?" Kroes...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago