A 47-year old man is due before a district court judge in Wexford accused of not wearing a mask in a supermarket and refusing to identify himself to gardaí.
Following consultations with the Director of Public Prosecutions, the man was charged with two offences, failing to wear a face covering at Pettitt’s supermarket in Wexford and failing to provide his name and address.
He was detained overnight and brought to Wexford District Court this morning. He is due to appear before a judge later today….
G’wan the Constitution.
Former Health Minister Simon Harris
Just back from a supermarket where I met a very upset staff member who had politely reminded a shopper of the need to wear a face mask. A message which was not well received. Our supermarket staff have been doing trojan work throughout the pandemic. Don’t be a jerk, wear the mask
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) August 10, 2020
Simon mixing with the great unwashed… pic.twitter.com/JNPYFznAyl
— PieceOfPi552 (@PieceOfPi552) August 10, 2020
Authoritarianism gone mad! https://t.co/prxewkelrA
— Mary Kenny (@MaryKenny4) August 10, 2020
Politicians have repeatedly claimed that falling grocery prices have helped offset higher taxes and falling wages, but a new survey suggests the opposite has happened.
The price of a typical basket of groceries, made up of staples including bread, milk, sugar and tea, has increased by more than 12 per cent in less than two years, with some products increasing in price by almost 40 per cent, the Consumer Association of Ireland survey shows. The association has regularly tracked prices of a set list of commonly bought groceries for more than a decade and has found that 16 of 19 products it priced last month had risen in price by between 5.5 per cent and 38 per cent in 20 months.
We wouldn’t know, having been skip-diving since 2010.
(Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland)