Paddy Cosgrave voted down plan to sell Web Summit after Israel controversy, court hears

High Court told Cosgrave resigned from his role last year because it was in the ‘best interests of the company’

Paddy Cosgrave resigned from his role and from the company’s board that month over a series of posts which were heavily criticised

Paddy Cosgrave voted down all the resolutions proposed by his Web Summit co-founders at an extraordinary general meeting held earlier this year, the High Court has heard.

The Web Summit co-founder and former chief executive met with David Kelly and Daire Hickey, who are both suing him for minority shareholder oppression, in January.

The High Court heard that the EGM, which was convened by Kelly and Hickey, was to help “stem some of the problems” ...