The Special Criminal Court has rejected an application by former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith to have the charges against her dismissed.

The 39-year-old is accused of being a member of the unlawful terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) between 28 October, 2015 and 1 December, 2019.

She is also charged with financing terrorism by sending €800 in assistance, via a Western Union money transfer, to a named man on 6 May, 2015.

The three judges heard the defence application to dismiss the charges under Section 4(e) of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 as inserted by Section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1999.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt said today the case should proceed to trial and refused the application.

The trial is due to begin tomorrow morning.

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