John Molloy: An Irish Man Fighting for Peace

“Peace is not only better than war but infinitely more arduous” George Bernard Shaw

This is episode no. 8 with former Lt Colonel and Commanding Officer of the Irish Army Ranger Wing John Molloy.

We have a fascinating episode for you today. John Molloy is a former Lt Colonel and Commanding Officer of the Army Ranger Wing in the Irish Defence Forces and most recently a retired Senior Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon.

He is a father, husband and doting grandfather to Lucy & Ellen and luckily enough he’s my Dad’s cousin too.

John has had a fascinating career working his way up in the Irish Defense Forces to then becoming instrumental in forging peace between Lebanon and Israel. John worked tirelessly with his team to create an opportunity for discourse so that both the Israelis and Lebanese people could live in peace. There are many unsung heroes in our lives and John is one who will go down in history for all his endeavours. There’s a monument erected in Lebanon to acknowledge all his work.

In this discussion, we talk about how John built resilience in boarding school and how it helped him transition from school to a soldier. He became a soldier in the 70’s in a troubled Ireland, a country that was quite different to what we know today. We also learn about the mindset of a soldier in battle and how leaders take decisions during pressurised moments.

We learn about teamwork and leadership and the importance of getting to know those who you work with on a daily basis.

We also learn about trusting your instinct and being willing to fail because that is the best way to learn.

I’m so excited about this episode and I hope you enjoy it. So let’s get going with the inspiring John Molloy.

Episode timeline
00:10Introduction 00:25Exploring the topic 00:57A word from our guest host 01:14Closing remarks
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