Foreign language Oscar entry is set in mid-19th century during failure of potato crops

Brit bashing is in vogue in Ireland. Brexit and the centenary of bloody atrocities during the war of independence have stirred historic grievances against the old colonial master.

Posts on social media and rhetoric from Sinn Féin express anger about centuries of oppression and more recent British transgressions, a trend that last month prompted the president, Michael D Higgins, to call time on anglophobia.

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