Susan O’Keeffe: ‘King Puck’s descent from his perch may be the most unusual climate change warning yet’

Our environment is altering at a rapid rate and requires many changes – to the way we live – and to the way we have fun

‘If the soaring temperatures are a danger to a caged live animal, are they not also a danger to humans?’ Picture:

Taking King Puck away in the middle of Puck Fair – because of the heat. Fans of Ireland’s oldest festival will mark down the year 2022 as a dark one. The he-goat or puck has always been central to the festival, part of the ‘great tradition’, and losing him from his prominent perch is catastrophic for the ‘great tradition’. Ironic, as no one is quite sure of the precise reason for the goat’s presence in ...