Pat Norris in Houston, Texas in 1968: ‘The big draw for me was the huge salary, the shirt-sleeve winters, the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and Houston’s varied cultural scene’

I left UCD in the early 1960s with a maths and physics degree, which helped me find work as a support contractor to Nasa in Houston later that decade.(...)

 Sir Roger Moore: Why does he always insist he wasn’t a great actor when people ask about his films? “Well, I’ve seen them, you see.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“This man is very important,” says Sir Roger Moore, inaccurately, as he shakes my hand. The former Bond, Saint, Maverick and Persuader is 89 years old(...)

Danis Lynch and All Star won the Longines Cup in Barcelona on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Denis Lynch riding Thomas Straumann’s bay stallion All Star won the Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona as the five-star Spanish show reac(...)