An invitation to shake Bill Clinton's hand. In 1995 President Bill Clinton granted permission for Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to visit the USA.

The invitation to shake Bill Clinton's hand is as significant as the granting of a visa to Gerry Adams to raise funds while in the United States.

The trip will take place over St Patrick's Day and Gerry Adams will meet President Bill Clinton as an official guest at a St Patrick's Day function. The planned meeting with President Clinton puts further pressure on the British government to meet with Sinn Féin.

Gerry Adams talks about what is required to move the peace process forward, and the British government's stance on the issue. Ian Paisley comments on negotiations stating that he will not negotiate with an IRA gun in his ear.

David Davin Power reports for RTÉ News on 9 March 1995.

Gerry Adams (1995)
Gerry Adams (1995)