Next week, Mr Bailey will be charged in absentia at a trial in Paris with the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Mr Bailey, who has never been charged in Ireland and who has been protected from extradition by the Irish courts, will not be co-operating with the French trial.
Meanwhile, the son of Ms Toscan du Plantier, Pierre-Louis Baudey Vignaud, was in Goleen yesterday, where he urged witnesses to travel to Paris to testify at the murder trial, which is set to begin next Monday.
Speaking to RTÉ, Mr Buttimer called it a “show trial” that undermines the Irish courts.
“It is one jurisdiction telling another jurisdiction that its criminal justice system isn’t up to standard, and that it is the standard that is measured by the other jurisdiction, where I personally think that their system isn’t up to the standard that we have, but we respect their system. They clearly have no respect for ours,” he said.
Mr Baudey Vignaud told mass-goers in Goleen that the people of West Cork must “stand against violence”.
“My mother, Sophie, is not a ghost,” he said. “She is the victim of human cruelty and violence, which has no place here. This is a trial of a crime that does not fit with what Ireland is like and does not fit with what you, Irish people, are.”