Lisa Smith first person in Ireland to be convicted of Islamic State membership
Lisa Smith, a former member of the Defence Forces, has become the first person in the State to be convicted of membership of terror group Islamic State (IS).
After a nine-week trial in the non-jury Special Criminal Court, Ms Smith was convicted of membership of an unlawful organisation and acquitted on a second charge of financing terrorism.
The 40-year-old Islamic convert had denied being a member of the group between 28 October 2015 and 1 December 2019, during which time she travelled to Syria and lived there.
She had previously served in the Defence Forces from 2001 to 2011.
Ms Smith was granted bail ahead of her sentencing hearing on 11 July 2022, according to RTÉ News.