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Joe Biden heads back to the US after lunch with Enda Kenny
While he was here, he was made an honorary free man of Louth and got a doctorate from Trinity.

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UNITED STATES VICE President Joe Biden has concluded his trip to Ireland and will soon depart from Dublin Airport.

Biden spent six days in Ireland, finishing his visit with a lunch with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park this afternoon.

During his trip, the vice president visited various locations in Louth, where he was made an honorary free man, and Meath where he got to see the passage tomb at Newgrange.

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Biden also received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College – his first such degree from a university outside the US.

He still found time to have a go at Donald Trump while he was here, however, as he spoke in Trinity on Friday of “reactionary politicians and demagogues” who blame immigrants for a country’s woes.

And he weighed in on the Brexit vote, urging people in Northern Ireland not to be shaken by the current economic uncertainty. He said this must not interfere with the path to peace.

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Biden left Farmleigh a short time ago for Dublin Airport.

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