IDA hits back at Cloudflare founder’s anti-Ireland tweets

Matthew Prince said multinationals would not base themselves here due to ‘unwelcoming’ people and terrible food and weather

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
6th December, 2020
IDA hits back at Cloudflare founder’s anti-Ireland tweets
Matthew Prince, the co-founder and chief executive of Cloudflare, said Irish people are unwelcoming and disparaged the food and weather. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

IDA Ireland has dismissed claims by one of Silicon Valley’s leading entrepreneurs that Ireland is not welcoming and that the “weather and food suck”.

Matthew Prince, the co-founder and chief executive of Cloudflare, which has data centres in Dublin and Cork, criticised Ireland in a series of tweets last month. The billionaire described the people as unwelcoming and disparaged the food and weather.

Prince was asked by a Twitter user if...

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