Wednesday October 21, 2020

Bringing Lisa Smith home could aid national security

The repatriation from Turkey of the radicalised former Irish soldier who joined Islamic State should be contingent on her cooperation with state authorities

10th November, 2019

The fate of Lisa Smith, the former member of the Irish Defence Forces who was radicalised at home and online, eventually leaving Ireland to join Islamic State, is a question that divides the nation.

On the one hand, it is argued that she voluntarily joined a murderous terrorist organisation and should face the consequences of her decision without any assistance from the Irish government. On the other, many believe that as an Irish citizen she...

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