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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The confirmation of former United States Senator George Mitchell as chairman of the Northern Ireland all-party peace talks over the objections of two pro-Protestant groups reported. [Democratic Unionist Party Reverend Ian PAISLEY, Social Democratic Labour Party John HUME - comment on the controversy at the talks.] The exclusion of Sinn Fein from the talks because the IRA (Irish Republican Army) will not pledge a cease-fire noted.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with Ireland's President Mary Robinson about Northern Ireland and the UN. [ROBINSON - outlines the three relationships that have to be dealt with in settling the problems in Northern Ireland; explains that the peace process is a moving one and that the United States has offered practical help in that process; defends the choice of Mitchell as chairman of the talks; talks about the UN, while denying rumors that she has been approached about becoming Secretary General.]
- Sweeney, Fionnuala;
- Woodruff, Judy
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