Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says the Government will make ‘every effort’ to bring alleged ISIS sympathiser home – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says the Government will make ‘every effort’ to bring alleged ISIS sympathiser home




The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said that every effort will be made to bring Irish woman Lisa Smith, who is an alleged ISIS sympathiser home from Syria.

Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week in Politics programme, the Justice Minister said that he was aware that an Irish citizen who wants to return home – is being detained in Syria.

Flanagan who described the situation as a complex one, told the programme that the Irish authorities will do what they can to bring one of their citizens home.

Although Mr Flanagan said that all the relative information in the case must be reviewed before taking the appropriate action, he did state that sending Irish people to Syria to assess the case would be difficult given the ongoing conflict.

Before adding that ‘it’s not like any Irish people go there on holidays.’

If Ms Smith is brought home she could potentially face prosecution if it is proven that she took an active part in the war.

Flanagan added that a system is in place to deal with such scenarios.

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