Gardai Arrest Lisa Smith On Suspicion Of Terror Offences


Gardai have arrested Lisa Smith on suspicion of terror offences following her return from Turkey.

The former Defence Forces member arrived back into Ireland on a commerical flight this morning.

The 38-year-old Dundalk woman moved to Syria in 2015 to join the Islamic State group.

In recent weeks she was taken into Turkish custody following the bombing of a displacement camp in the north of the country.

She was deported from Turkey this morning along with her two-year-old daughter and was accomapanied by government and defence personnel on a commerical flight back to Ireland.

Upon their landing at Dublin airport, Ms Smith was arrested by Gardai on suspicion of terrorist offences.

She’s currently being held at a South Dublin Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act.

Her daughter is being cared for by relatives.