Wednesday April 8, 2020

Paddy Cosgrave is right on housing - so why isn’t he doing something about it?

The Web Summit founder has access - and plenty of it - to senior government decision-makers up to and including the Taoiseach

25th September, 2018
Paddy Cosgrave took part in Take Back the City demonstration. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Paddy Cosgrave has had a fairly rocky relationship with the Irish government in recent years.

Last January, Cosgrave told the Late Late Show the government “went after” his business after it decided to move to Lisbon, claiming that Irish journalists came under “huge pressure from government press secretaries” to write negative things about him and the Web Summit.

At the time I asked Web Summit to substantiate these claims. I never...

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