An interview with Tom Quirke as he explains the necessities and boundaries of UN Peacekeeping and an account of the Irish in the Lebanon. Interview by Adam Mangan.
Tom discusses his early life and helps to explain his decision to pursue a militaristic life
Tom discusses the greatest lessons learnt from the army, his changing opinions of the Lebanon and its people and the power of respect.
Tom discusses his opinion on the role of peacekeeping and the Irish mentality in peacekeeping and the opportunity of UN operations
Tom discusses notable changes when returning in 2005, that occurred within the Lebanon and what favourable conditions suit withdrawal.
Tom discusses what conditions are required for UN withdrawal, the greatest lessons learnt from the army and a final note on the differing intentions of military men.