The incredible true story of how unassuming librarian and secret code-breaker Richard Hayes outwitted a Nazi spy and turned the tide of the World War II.
The incredible true story of the librarian, the Nazi spy and Ireland's secret role in turning the tide of World War II
When unassuming librarian Richard Hayes, a gifted polymath and cryptographer, was drafted by Irish intelligence services to track the movements of a prolific Nazi spy, Hermann Goertz, Dublin became the unlikely venue for one of the most thrilling episodes in Irish history.
In a complex game of cat-and-mouse that would wind its way through the city and its suburbs, The Librarian's Code reveals how Richard Hayes cracked a code that helped turn the tide of World War II, and uncovers a secret history of the capital that has remained hidden in plain view for the past 70 years.
Marc McMenamin is a journalist and documentary maker. A specialist in exploring uncharted corners of Irish history, he is the maker of several acclaimed radio documentaries, including Good Cop/Bad Cop, exploring the life of controversial former NYPD officer Peter Daly, and Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker.