(NEWS CENTER) - It has not been a perfect peace. But 15 years ago, on April 10, 1998, life in Northern Ireland changed. Unionists agreed to work with Irish Republicans in a power sharing government, a deal that seemed impossible in the years leading up to it.
The Good Friday agreement was overseen by former Maine Sen. George Mitchell. NEWS CENTER's Pat Callaghan was in Belfast the previous summer, during a challenging time for the negotiations, talking with Mitchell and many other participants.
This five part series from July 1997 gives a sense of what was at stake as a man from Waterville, Maine worked to get the people of Northern Ireland to move beyond many decades of distrust and violence.