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Web Summit losing Irish sheen

Having felt like an Irish event in Lisbon last year, this was more of a Lisbon event with Irish people at it

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
10th November, 2017
Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave with the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa

There’s a time for tech, a time for the sesh, and a time to be perplexed. Those reaching the media area on Thursday afternoon at the Web Summit certainly had cause for confusion.

A horde of teenage girls had gathered outside the gate, not a common sight at a tech conference. It turned out they were waiting, and indeed kept waiting for quite some time, to get a glimpse of YouTube star Alfie...

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