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In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders

The billionaire Microsoft founder was visiting to discuss development aid priorities for Ireland’s EU Presidency.

BILLIONAIRE MICROSOFT FOUNDER and philanthropist Bill Gates today met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and President Michael D Higgins at Government Buildings and Áras An Uachtaráin.

Gates was visiting to discuss development aid priorities for Ireland’s European Union Presidency including the size of the EU’s Emergency Aid Reserve and the European Development Fund.

Gates is visiting a number of European countries ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders
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  • Billion dollar signature

    The signature of billionaire, philanthropist and CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, during his visit with President Michael D Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Having the chats

    Bill Gates with President Michael D Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Handshake

    Bill Gates shakes hands with President Michael D Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • Government buildings

    Bill Gates with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore in Goverment Buildings in Dublin. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • "Another autograph?"

    Bill Gates signs the visitor book at Government Buildings today with Enda Kenny. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Time to go

    Bill Gates exits Government Buildings with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • It's been lovely

    (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • The long goodbye

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny waves good bye to Bill Gates. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Bye Bill

    (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • See you soon

    (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Slán abhaile...

    (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • I miss him already

    (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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