The Enigma of Frank Ryan


1pm April 15th, IFI IFI Ireland on Sunday presents Desmond Bell’s dramatisation of the life of Frank Ryan (1902–1944), a new Irish drama that provides a sympathetic but searching portrait of a politically complex figure. Ryan, an IRA activist in Ireland, International Brigade Volunteer in Spain, and Nazi collaborator in Berlin, entered an agreement with a Nazi regime which he believed would assist in forging a united Ireland. But the former radical and internationalist paid…