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Northern Ireland / Peace Agreement / Referendum #424566

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 23, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Bierbauer) Report introduced.

(Belfast: Christiane Amanpour) The historic referendum on the peace agreement in Northern Ireland featured; scenes shown of the people celebrating. [Sinn Fein chairman Gerry ADAMS, Ulster Unionist Party Ken MAGINNIS, UK Unionists Robert McCARTNEY, Northern Ireland Secretary Mo MOWLAM - react to the vote.] The question of whether the war between Catholics and Protestants is over noted. The issue of the release of political prisoners discussed.

(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Report introduced.

(Northern Ireland: Mike Hanna) The lingering wounds of the war in Northern Ireland featured; scenes shown from one Irishwoman's house. [Shooting victim's MOTHER - says she has lost an eye and a son in the "troubles."]

(Studio: Laurie Dhue) Interview held with former Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the Ireland peace talks. [MITCHELL - talks about the prisoner release.]

(Studio: Charles Bierbauer) The reaction of President Clinton to the Irish vote quoted.

(New York: Cynthia Tornquist) The reaction of the Irish-American community in the United States to the referendum featured. [Four MEN, Republican supporter Martin GALVIN, Unionist supporter Bill McGIMPSEY, The Troubles author J. Bowyer BELL, NYU graduate student James CLARE - offer views on the peace agreement and making it work.]

Amanpour, Christiane;
Bierbauer, Charles;
Dhue, Laurie;
Hanna, Mike;
Tornquist, Cynthia

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