The judge said that Margaret Buttimer ‘has disregarded the rights to health and safety of those who work in frontline retail’. File photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Cork Court

A 66-year-old grandmother has been jailed for 90 days by a judge who said she had shown scant regard for the safety of others when refusing to wear a (...)

Margaret Buttimer is pictured leaving Bandon District Court on May 24th after receiving a suspended sentence for refusing to wear a face covering.

A 66-year-old grandmother, who told gardaí she didn’t believe in Covid-19 restrictions, has been remanded on bail after she pleaded guilty to two brea(...)

Margaret Buttimer is pictured leaving Bandon District Court after receiving a suspended sentence for refusing to wear a face covering in a Dunnes outlet. Judge Colm Roberts said she was ‘unrepentant and is likely to reoffend’. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts.

A Co Cork grandmother has received a suspended sentence over her refusal to wear face masks in a shop during the Covid-19 pandemic and a fine for verb(...)