Aisling Franciosi: the actor at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty

All week, in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, our writers and correspondents are bringing you the best of Irish talent in the arts and other fields. T(...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d (...)

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

If you were under the impression that Ireland had little association with the Oscars beyond My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of one Mr Wilde, you’d b(...)