WATCH: Bertie Ahern doesn't 100% rule out the likelihood of running for President 3 years ago

WATCH: Bertie Ahern doesn't 100% rule out the likelihood of running for President

Could he take over from Michael D Higgins?

On a pretty packed episode of The Ray D'Arcy Show, which also featured the first live interview of the Irish Dancing With The Stars winners Jake Carter and dance partner Karen Byrne, as well as comedian Pat Shortt, the host chatted to two of the most influential people behind The Good Friday Agreement.

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Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Senator George Mitchell spoke about the agreement twenty years after it has been set up, as well as giving a look at the behind the scenes conversations and negotiations at Stormont.

However, after much speculation about whether or not Higgins would be returning to run for President again, as well as the report that Ahern had said he would run if Higgins didn't, D'Arcy had to ask the question, and Ahern didn't quite answer it.

"I knew you'd ask me that, everyone asks me that, but I'll tell you... if you're running, I'll help you." - Diversion #1

"Michael D. is going to run. You can put your money on that. [...] As near to definite, but that's never definite." - Diversion #2

When asked if he'd run in seven years time: "Listen, I'd want to be alive in seven years time, that is a long time away." - Diversion #3

He should clearly run, as he has lost none of this political skills in the years since he was Taoiseach.

Watch the full clip below:

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