Head of the giant Microsoft Computer Corporation and the richest man in the world, Bill Gates.

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Bill Gates (1995)
Bill Gates (1995)

1995 marks ten years of the company’s presence in Ireland at its manufacturing plant in Sandyford, Dublin. To mark the anniversary, Mr Gates visited the Dublin plant and addressed an invited audience of around five thousand business leaders at a computer conference in the RDS where he promoted Microsoft’s latest product.

Speaking to RTÉ News, Mr Gates said,

I think our operations here are really fantastic.

He went on to say that Microsoft has developed a great relationship with the Irish government as the Microsoft operations in the country have grown quite rapidly. He also emphasised Microsoft’s commitment to their Irish operations as the chosen destination for their European activity.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 September 1995. The reporter is Geraldine Harney.