Gardaí waiting as Isil bride Lisa Smith to return home with child today
Isil sympathiser Lisa Smith is due to arrive back in Dublin this afternoon with her two-year-old daughter. Plans have been finalised to bring her home back on a commercial flight after weeks of negotiations between Irish and Turkish officials. Plans have been finalised to bring her home back on a commercial flight after weeks of negotiations between Irish and Turkish officials.
He told the court that she had an exemplary record in the Irish Defence Forces and with the Air Corps. She later went through a difficult time in her life “She was told by her religious advisor that there was a moral religious duty to go there,” he said. Videos were put out that it was the caliphate and all
Lisa Smith walked through ' bombs , poverty and desert' to get back to Ireland, court told as… Lisa Smith insists she 'never joined Isis', court hears after she is charged with membership of …
Former soldier Lisa Smith has insisted she "never joined Isis", a court heard after she was charged with membership of a terrorist group.
The mother of one (37) was "vulnerable" and only went to Syria to live in the Islamic State as a loyal Muslim, her lawyer said.
She condemned Islamist terrorists and had walked across the desert through "bombs, poverty and cesspit camps" with her young daughter to get away from their "barbaric state".
Ms Smith was denied bail after gardaí objected, alleging she had married a member of Isil and "pledged allegiance" to the group.
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Lisa Smith leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin on Tuesday. Detective Garda Gareth Kane told Judge Colin Daly he arrested Ms Smith for the purposes of charge on Tuesday She is separated from her two-year-old daughter “ that she brought through bombs , poverty and the desert.
Lisa Smith has appeared in court charged with membership of IS. The charge sheet alleges Smith committed the offences “outside the State , did commit an act which if committed in Her lawyer Peter Corrigan told the court Smith had lived most of her life in Ireland, going on to progress her career in
Judge Colin Daly remanded her in custody for a week at Dublin District Court.
The charge alleges Ms Smith, from Aghameen Park, Muirhevnamor, Dundalk, was a member of a terrorist group outside the State between October 28, 2015 and December 1 this year.
It is alleged it was an organisation styling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), also known as Dawlat al-Iraq al Islamiya, Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) and Dawlat al Islamiya fi Iraq wa al Sham, otherwise known as 'Da'esh' and the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham.
Ms Smith was arrested at Dublin Airport on Sunday after being deported from Turkey and was detained for 72 hours for questioning.
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LISA Smith has been charged with terror offences after being arrested in Dublin over her time She will appear before a sitting of the District Court , Criminal Courts of Justice, on today. The Dundalk woman converted to Islam and is accused of travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State in 2015.
Detective Sergeant Gareth Kane said she made no reply to the charge at Kevin Street garda station yesterday.
Objecting to bail, he said the charge carried a potential sentence of 10 years.
Further charges were contemplated.
It was alleged the accused had been radicalised in Dundalk.
She "travelled to Syria and pledged allegiance to Islamic State in the full knowledge of its brutal regime" after a caliphate was declared, Det Sgt Kane said.
It was also alleged she provided financial support to named individuals.
Applying for bail, defence solicitor Peter Corrigan said Ms Smith had an "exemplary" career in the Defence Forces before going through a difficult time, when she suffered depression.
She found Islam in 2011, was a "very loyal Muslim" and was told in 2013 by a spiritual adviser that if a caliphate was declared, all Muslims were obliged to go to the Islamic State.
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Living there did not make someone guilty of an offence, Mr Corrigan said.
Ms Smith spent time at a "horrendous" camp before walking through the desert to get to Turkey and return to Ireland.
She was questioned by authorities there and the FBI.
"Her case is that she never joined Isis, she lived in an Islamic state, she lived by the Koran," Mr Corrigan told the hearing.
There was no evidence of her training anyone or that she ever held a gun and she "vehemently" denied being involved in fighting.
She had not provided financial assistance to Isil, but gave money - £800 (€945) - to people living in poverty, Mr Corrigan said.
Ms Smith was "in an emotional state" as she had been separated from her daughter and was "missing her terribly".
Prosecution solicitor Edward Flynn said the DPP directed trial on indictment.
The judge recommended Ms Smith is separated from the rest of the prison population for her own safety while in custody.
Ms Smith wore a black burqa with most of her face covered for the hearing.
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Lisa Smith remanded in custody for further four weeks .
Lisa Smith remanded in custody for further four weeksSmith, who is charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation, appeared at Dublin District Court this morning for her hearing which lasted two minutes.