Lisa Smith has lost her legal battle to have charges of ISIS membership and of financing terrorism dropped.
Lawyers for the 39-year-old former soldier, from Dundalk, Co Louth, claimed there wasn’t a sufficient case to put her on trial.
In December 2019, Lisa Smith was charged with being a member of ISIS between October 28th 2015 and December 1st 2019.
Seven months later, she was brought back before Dublin District Court charged with financing terrorism through an €800 Western Union transfer.
The second charge is alleged to have happened in 2015.
The former member of the Irish Defence Forces was due to stand trial last week but her lawyers brought an application to have the charges dropped.
The details can’t be reported on, but the defence brought it on the back of their claim that the prosecution’s case was insufficient to put her on trial.
The non-jury court ruled against them today, so the trial is due to open tomorrow morning.