Fashion company boss and "supermum" Alanna Lavery was one of the key figures involved in a recent anti-lockdown protest at Stormont which attracted hundreds of people and resulted in several arrests.
The 50-year-old claims to be collecting hundreds of death certificates mentioning Covid-19 - currently attributed to 645 deaths - for a legal action she claims will "free the country" from lockdown.
The mum-of-two, the owner of the AML Boutique in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, was one of the speakers at the October 18 protest, which saw over 300 people gather at Stormont in protest against coronavirus restrictions.
The demo resulted in several arrests and penalty notices being handed out for breaching regulations. There is no suggestion she was involved in any wrongdoing.
When Sunday Life spoke to her on Friday, Mrs Lavery claimed she had read every study on masks ever written and questioned their safety.
She added: "I feel the science that is leading the mask wearing is all bad. I have done my research and read every scientific study on masks ever compiled.
"There's no risk assessments being carried out anywhere to prove that mask wearing is even safe.
"I approve of mask-wearing for hospital settings or if someone's coughing and sneezing all over the place, but I know from the scientific studies that wearing a mask can cause more harm than good.
"You see people wearing and using masks that are absolutely filthy all over the place and I just feel there is no perspective anymore. I have seen three ladies fall down the stairs in the premises where I work because their glasses steamed up and they couldn't see. These were old ladies."
Mrs Lavery, who lives in Cookstown with her husband and two children, said she was concerned other conditions and concerns were being neglected because of the coronavirus pandemic. She continued: "I believe everything else apart from Covid-19 is being ignored, from mental health to undiagnosed cancers where treatments have been stopped.
"There's people who need hip and knee replacement who aren't getting them, but we are under a constant bombardment of fear every single day.
"I see a divide in Northern Ireland where the Government and media are bombarding people with so much bad science that they now hate each other. That's so wrong. I don't agree or disagree with mask-wearing. I don't wear a mask because I'm exempt, but whether you agree or disagree it's irrelevant. To me, mask-wearing is the least of our worries.
"My passion is with the bigger picture of mental health, cancer, children needing an education, old people dying alone. My passion is with that.
"I have never told anyone not to wear a mask. I feel the solution is worse than the disease. One hundred percent I believe the virus is real, but I believe the whole thing has been mismanaged."
Despite speaking to us openly, she later contacted us to try and claim her comments were off the record and threatened legal action against the newspaper.
She added: "I am not an organiser of any protests. I share my views on social media about what is happening, like many others. I attended protests as a human being not as an organiser."
Once described as a "supermum" in an interview with Local Woman magazine, she rails against coronavirus restrictions on her Facebook account despite the death toll for the disease currently standing at over 1.12 million globally.
In a post prior to last Sunday's demonstration at Stormont, she claimed the PSNI had threatened organisers and implored attendees to "adult" themselves.
Mrs Lavery said: "We no longer live in democracy. We no longer seem to have any freedoms remaining. Help us stop this unjustified lockdown. Help us end this tyranny."