Lisa Smith will challenge the 15-month prison sentence she is serving for ISIS membership in October.
The former member of the Irish Defence Forces also intends to appeal the conviction she received before the non-jury Special Criminal Court.
Lisa Smith appeared before the Court of Appeal today through a live video link from the women’s prison where she’s serving her sentence.
It has only been five days since she was jailed but even before she was led out of the courtroom last Friday, her barrister, Michael O’Higgins indicated his intention to appeal and he didn’t waste any time with legal papers sent to the prosecuting barrister, Sean Gillane, last night and both sides appearing before the President of the Court of Appeal this afternoon.
Mr J George Birmingham said there was no possibility of being able to deal with all the issues raised the sworn statements handed up to the court.
He said the court was willing to give an early hearing date for her appeal against the sentence handed down. That was set for Oct 4th but no date was set for the more substantial appeal against the conviction itself.
The court refused to hear an application for her to be granted bail.