Shauna Keogh: “Still, when it came to applying for college courses”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

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Angelina Jolie, Nora Twomey and Saara Chaudry attend the 2017 Toronto International Film Festical. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

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