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Episode 75: The trial of Irish 'ISIS bride' Lisa Smith

The fascinating story of an Irish woman's journey from army cadet to the beating heart of ISIS

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant

An 'ISIS bride' lured to the Caliphate in fear of the fires of hell, a glamorous former radical who escaped Syria and unshackled herself from her extremist past and counter terrorism FBI agents called in after the fall of Raqqa.

It sounds like the plot from a series of 'Homeland' - but it is playing out in Ireland’s Special Criminal Court where Dundalk woman Lisa Smith has pleaded not guilty to funding and membership of a terrorist organisation.

Nicola Tallant talks with courts reporter Eoin Reynolds, who has been covering this fascinating trial for the last three weeks as the story of Lisa Smith’s journey from Irish army cadet to the beating heart of ISIS has unfolded.

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