Paddy Cosgrave, a technology entrepreneur, allegedly claimed to have kompromat on David Kelly, his Web Summit co-founder, after the two former Glenstal Abbey school friends fell out over an investment fund https://t.co/HzxroG1RWZ
Paddy Cosgrave is suing David Kelly in both Ireland and California, where the Amaranthine Fund was based. He claims Kelly, who still owns 12 per cent of the Web Summit but is no longer a director, “misled” him by secretly establishing a second fund using the Web Summit’s “brand, resources and assets”.
Kelly has counterclaimed that when his and Cosgrave’s relationship turned “toxic” after they failed to agree on the structure of a new fund, Cosgrave claimed in a text message to have kompromat of a personal nature on him, a Russian term for incriminating documentation usually associated with Cold War espionage.
…It is also claimed that Cosgrave referred in a subsequent text message to a trip by Kelly to Thailand. Kelly insists he has never visited the country. He has alleged, in turn, that Cosgrave’s “untoward behaviour” led to him resigning from the Web Summit on March 22.
PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bangkok, Thailand; advert for job at PwC in Bangkok
“I noticed the following role for “Office Boy” by PwC accountants in Thailand. This could be seen as ageist and sexist, but hey it’s not in a first world country. I thought it was interesting that reputable companies are happy to act like this in other countries.”
“There has been a large explosion close to a shrine [Erawan Shrine] in the centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok. Local TV has initially reported five dead and 20 injured and quoted police as saying it was caused by a bomb.”
“The BBC’s Jonathan Head, who is at the scene, says there is a huge amount of chaos with body parts scattered everywhere and a crater that does indicate a bomb attack.”
10 years ago [yesterday] Phi Phi Island, Thailand, was devastated by the tsunami. We left the island the following morning and returned home to Ireland. We later continued our travels, and several months after the tsunami found ourselves back in Phi Phi. Here is a little piece I put together from talking to some of the amazing people of Phi Phi Island.