Former US President Jimmy Carter pays a visit to President Mary Robinson at Áras an Uachtaráin.

The former US President Jimmy Carter takes an active interest in Northern Ireland affairs and given his experience in the Middle East process had been suggested as a possible mediator in the north. Speaking on the current situation in Northern Ireland he hopes the next step in the peace process will be the decommissioning of arms. He expressed his concern at in the current state of the peace process.

President Carter's visit to the Áras coincided with visits from community groups from both the Shankill Road in Belfast and Shankill in Dublin. Accompanied by President Robinson, he met with members of both communities. Billy Hutchinson of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) was also in attendance.

The 70 year old former President was in Ireland on private three day visit accompanied by his wife Rosalynn and two of his grand children.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 August 1995. The reporter is Mary Wilson.