Lawyers for man the State calls "threat to national security" to take deportation case to Europe

His case is going before the Court of Appeal today

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Lawyers for a man accused of being the main recruiter for ISIS in Ireland say they plan to bring a challenge to the European Court of Justice.

The man, who cannot be identified, is fighting his deportation to the Middle East - where he claims he will be tortured if he returns.

Just a few days after Christmas, the Court of Appeal was hearing a challenge against the man's deportation when it emerged that the European Court of Justice had made a temporary order preventing him from being deported.

The court decided against delivering judgement in light of what was considered to be a "significant development".

The man moved to Ireland with his wife and three children in 2000, and was granted residency a year later following the birth of his son.

That son moved overseas three years ago, and an extension to the man's residency was refused.

Last month, the High Court paved the way for his deportation after the State claimed he was a "threat to national security", and today the Court of Appeal said it would deliver its judgement as soon as possible.

In any event, the man's lawyers said they intended to mount a legal challenge before the European Court of Human Rights.

Newstalk.com's courts correspondent Frank Greaney explained the case to Breakfast earlier.