Legal professionals for former Defence Forces soldier Lisa Smith on Monday challenged the idea for her arrest on her return to Eire
The Co Louth girl, 39, has pleaded not responsible to costs of membership of so-called Islamic State and offering funds to learn the group.
On Monday authorized representatives for Ms Smith challenged the legality of her arrest beneath the Offences In opposition to the State Act 1939, after she returned to Eire in 2019.
Defence counsel Michael O’Higgins requested judges within the Particular Felony Courtroom in Dublin to think about whether or not the anti-terrorism laws beneath which Ms Smith was arrested could possibly be utilized to alleged offences carried out “extra-territorially”, past Eire.
Prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane rejected any such proposed interpretation, saying that completely different items of anti-terrorism laws wanted to be “learn collectively”.
He additionally stated that what the court docket ought to as a substitute contemplate is what the garda who made the arrest believed on the time of the arrest of Ms Smith, noting that suspicions might change over the course of an investigation.
The court docket had earlier heard from the Irish police officer who met Lisa Smith on her return to Eire in December 2019.
Taking questions from prosecuting counsel Sean Gillane, Detective Sergeant Gareth Kane confirmed the small print of Ms Smith’s arrival in Dublin Airport in December 2019, in addition to her subsequent arrest and charging.
Smith is charged beneath Part Six of the Felony Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005, which makes it an offence to affix a international illegal organisation.
It’s alleged that, between October 28 2015 and December 1 2019 at a location outdoors the State, she was a member of a terrorist group styling itself the Islamic State.
She has additionally been accused of financing terrorism by sending 800 euro (£670) in help by way of a Western Union cash switch to a named particular person in 2015.
The trial resumes at 2pm on Tuesday.