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Paddy Cosgrave says Tánaiste’s Ditch comments ‘like something Donald Trump might do’

Paddy Cosgrave has written to Dáil authorities over remarks made by Micheál Martin last week

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave at a press conference in Rio

Claims made in the Dáil by Tánaiste Micheál Martin about Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave and the Ditch website last week were Trumpian-like, the entrepreneur has said.

Speaking at a press conference at Web Summit Rio, Cosgrave said Martin abused Dáil privilege in making the remarks, which included claims the Ditch is “a political association” rather than an independent media platform.

Cosgrave said Martin had not followed procedure in making the comments in the ...