The Court of Appeal has reserved its judgement in Lisa Smith's challenge to the 15-month prison sentence she is serving for being a member of ISIS.
The barrister for the former member of the Irish Defence Forces claims the sentence is too high, and accused the judges of not giving her enough credit for all the mitigating factors.
After being found guilty of ISIS membership, Lisa Smith's offending was deemed to be in the upper end of the lower scale of seriousness for that offence.
Appealing the sentence today, her barrister Michael O’Higgins SC claimed it should have been at the lowest end.
He also took issue with the 2.5 year headline sentence set in her case - claiming it was too high, and claimed she should have been given more credit for the time she spent in Syrian prison camps and the 13 hour curfew she observed and obeyed while on bail after she was repatriated back to Ireland.
The prosecuting barrister, Sean Gillane SC, contested the challenge and pointed out that Ms Smith’s headline sentence was cut in half - from 30 months to 15 - after mitigation was taken into account.
A judgement will be delivered at a later date.