A week prior to the visit of President Ronald Reagan's to Ireland in 1984 Brian Farrell travelled to Washington DC. to meet the man in person.

From the library in the White House in Washington D.C. reporter Brian Farrell talks to President Ronald Reagan about his forthcoming trip to Ireland. They discuss President Reagan's Irish roots, his motivations for making this trip to Ireland, the Irish in American and the forthcoming US elections.

This interview was recorded for 'Today Tonight' and broadcast on 29 May, 1984.

Brian Farrell and Ronald Reagan