This interview forms a resume of Peter Smithwick’s own life. He was born in 1937 and went to school at Loreto Convent in Kilkenny at the age of three. When he was six he went to a boarding school in Co Wicklow. He entered third level education in UCD, joined the Debating Club in the Law Society and at the age of 21 became a solicitor in his father’s practice. He was also involved in the Smithwick’s brewery. This interview also mentions his own involvement in politics and with a Tribunal of Enquiry.