George Mitchell says son’s birth drove him in peace process
Former US senator George Mitchell has spoken of how the birth of his son Andrew drove him when others were despairing of the Northern Ireland peace process.
Mr Mitchell described the Good Friday Agreement, which he chaired, as one day of success which had been preceded by “700 days of failure”.
He was the guest speaker at an event in the Abbey Theatre Rising to Reconciliation: A Journey in Music, Poetry and Song which commemorated both the Rising and the 18th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Irish Times