Paddy Cosgrave launches legal action against Independent publisher Mediahuis

The Web Summit founder has previously expressed opposition to Ireland’s defamation law and said he did not use it ‘on a point of principle’

In a post on X last week, Cosgrave said he was filing a case over allegedly defamatory claims published about him last October. Picture: Christoper Katsarov

Paddy Cosgrave has issued High Court proceedings against Mediahuis, the publisher of the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent.

The former Web Summit chief executive filed the proceedings on Monday against Mediahuis Ireland Limited, which is led by Peter Vandermeersch. Cosgrave is represented in the case by Vincent & Beatty solicitors.

It is not clear what content Cosgrave is suing the publisher over and he did not respond to a query on the matter. Mediahuis ...