Islamic State bride: Who is Lisa Smith?

  • Islamic State bride: Who is Lisa Smith?

Islamic State bride: Who is Lisa Smith?

'She is now being detained at a South Dublin Garda pickle below the provisions of Share 30 of the Offences against the Yelp Act, 1939 as amended.

Images of her arrival showed her covered in a pink blanket as she was taken from the aircraft.

Yesterday, Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan said in a statement that in the case of Ms. Smith's child, established procedures for her care would be followed. "There are sympathies for her daughter - but there is the understanding that Lisa Smith needs to be questioned thoroughly".

The questioning is the culmination of an investigation into the activities of Ms Smith after she left the Defence Forces and took an interest in Isil, initially through online contact. They were met at the steps of the plane by detectives from the police section that is responsible for internal security affairs in Ireland.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says the Government's primary concern was ensuring the safety of a two year old girl caught up in a warzone, adding the DPP will decide what happens next.

It is understood Irish government officials and members of the elite Irish Army Ranger Wing had been in Turkey for some weeks preparing for her return.

Ms Smith is being questioned on suspicion of terrorist offences at Kevin Street Garda Station in Dublin. She resigned that year, shortly after giving a newspaper interview about her decision to convert, saying she had become disillusioned with a lifestyle of drink, drugs and partying.

She was as soon as no longer in custody for the four-and-a-half-hour flight nonetheless Irish police were ready at Dublin airport for the plane's arrival.

He said that Ms Smith has a "very strong case to make".

Her daughter was born in Syria but is an Irish citizen. No", she said. "Have I any intentions to do anything? No.

Paul O'Neill (32), from Darndale, Dublin, said: "I was a bit shocked she was on it to be fair because you think someone would have said something". It has stripped the citizenship of Shamima Begum, 20, who ran away at the age of 15 to join ISIS in Syria and had three children - all of whom died.

Dundalk woman Lisa Smith has been arrested by gardai on suspicion of terrorist offences after arriving back in Ireland this morning.