Interview With Zen Monk Alain Liebmann
Here is a link to ‘Zen Comes West: Interview With Zen Monk Alain Liebmann’. The interview was conducted by Ian Kilroy (that's me ) with Liebmann in the Galway Zen Dojo, in May 2014, shortly before he left Ireland after almost 25 years here to return to France. Liebmann did much to introduce the teachings of Soto Zen to Ireland. When he came in 1991, there was really no Zen practice here. He leaves behind him at least five or six Zen Dojo around the country, and a strong Zen Sangha in the lineage of Taisen Deshimaru.
Here is his biography from the 'Zen in Ireland' website:
Alain Tai Nan Liebmann is a Zen monk with 35 years’ experience of meditation. He is one of Deshimaru's original disciples. He received transmission from Koshu Itabashi Zenji in Sojiji temple (June 2, 2013) and Eiheiji temple (June 7, 2013), and Zuise (transmission certificate) from the Sotoshu.
PS See this link also: http://www.zen-azi.org/en/node/257