The two boys who murdered Ana Kriegel will be sentenced next week.
At their sentence hearing today, the court heard Boy A now accepts he caused her death, but Boy B still maintains his innocence.
Following various medical assessments since their convictions in June, the court heard Boy A now accepts that he caused Ana Kriegel's death in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan on May 14th last year - but maintains he is innocent of his second conviction for aggravated sexual assault.
Two men have been arrested after drugs worth €3.2m were seized in Co Louth.
They were discovered after Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) stopped a commercial haulage vehicle in Ballymascanlon, north of Dundalk.
Following a search of the vehicle, cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €3.2m was recovered.
Gardaí have appealed for information after thieves robbed thousands of euros at a play centre run by the 'Share A Dream Foundation' on Tuesday morning in Limerick.
The elaborate break-in, the second in the past two months, was at the charity's all-inclusive play centre.
Its founder Shay Kinsella said it is currently "struggling" to survive.
British MPs have voted in favour of a UK general election on Tuesday December 12th.
It is set to be the first December election there since 1923, and will be dominated by debate over the country's delayed departure from the EU.
Tuesday's vote was UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's fourth attempt to take the UK to the polls since he took office three months ago.
An Post has joined with charities and service providers to launch of The Shared Network - the first mobile data sharing initiative created especially for people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation.
The postal service says that although many of Ireland's homeless have phones, few can afford data all the time.
The Shared Network will see more reliable communication and connection for the homeless community.
Main image: The parents of Ana Kriegel, Geraldine and Patrick Kriegel, leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin | Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie