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Lisa Smith set to be questioned by Gardaí for a second day

Lisa Smith set to be questioned by Gardaí for a second day

Dundalk woman Lisa Smith will be questioned by Gardaí for a second day today at Kevin Street Garda Station in Dublin.

The 38-year-old, who was deported from Turkey yesterday morning, is the subject of a criminal investigation into suspected commission of terrorist offences abroad.

She can be questioned for up to three days.

Gardaí say her child, who arrived back in Ireland with her, is being cared for by relatives.

Ms Smith was offered the opportunity to rest overnight.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has described it as “a sensitive case” and said he wanted to reassure people that all relevant State agencies were closely involved.

Detectives are interviewing her under caution about her activities, movements, communications and contacts online and in person in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Ireland since she converted to Islam in 2012.

She has access to all necessary medical and legal requirements and is being given rest periods between the interviews.

A decision is to be made later today by a chief superintendent whether or not to extend her detention for a further 24 hours.


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