Bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Like Tony Blair, Clinton pulled his party towards centrist policies and became known as a ‘New Democrat’ during his career.
Throughout the peace process of the 1990s, US President Bill Clinton played a key role in steadying the nerves of the parties and helping to get the deal across the line. He became the first US President to visit Northern Ireland when he visited during a ceasefire in November 1995.
In this extended interview, Clinton tells Bertie Ahern about how he accelerated the US involvement in the peace process, the importance of George Mitchell chairing the talks, and his hopes for the future of Northern Ireland and The Good Friday Agreement.
Clips from this interview feature in As I Remember It: Bertie Ahern & the Good Friday Agreement #GFA25.
For Bonus content including interviews, videos, an interactive timeline of the peace process and a full glossary off the key players head to newstalk.com/goodfridayagreement.