ISIS bride Lisa Smith arrested on return to Ireland with her daughter
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ISIS bride Lisa Smith arrested on return to Ireland with her daughter

ISIS BRIDE Lisa Smith has been arrested upon her arrival back in Ireland three years after converting to Islam and travelling to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State.

The 38-year-old Louth woman arrived back in Ireland with her two-year-old daughter on Sunday morning, December 1.

She had previously been in Turkish custody after leaving the Ain Issa refugee camp in Syria.

News of Smith’s imminent return to Ireland broke last week though government officials refused to divulge when she would arrive back on Irish soil.

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Her return was confirmed from a variety of sources, including those also onboard the commercial flight Smith and her daughter had seats booked on.

According to reporters, Smith was first spotted along with her child on the plane with a blanket covering her face.

Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, Smith and her daughter were reportedly moved to the back of the plane in order to allow other passengers to disembark without delay.

Footage posted online by RTE purports to show the pair discreetly disembarking before being escorted away in a black Ford people carrier.

It has been confirmed that Smith has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.

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In a statement, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said: "This is a sensitive case and I want to reassure people that all relevant State agencies are closely involved"

She is currently being detained at a south Dublin garda station.