controversy has been par

Indeed, Cosgrave is no stranger to controversial topics, and he has sometimes been accused of engineering some of those torpedos in the first place.

It was only a year ago that he’d tried to invite both the Ukraine-sceptical Grayzone publication AND Zelensky’s wife to the same event. Needless to say, Olena won that battle and the Grayzone was hastily uninvited.

In fact, controversy has been par for the course for the event since its earliest days, when it was a much smaller event in Dublin and got called out for clogging up Dublin’s roads while booking out the luxury Shelbourne Hotel.