If a person has reached the age of criminal consent, they ought to be treated the same before the law as everyone else; there should be no privileged exception from disclosure of any criminal’s name; no invidious inequality before the law. In like manner, it seems wrong that a criminal who has held a public office should be precluded from practising once they have served their sentence. My reasoning: One punishment for a crime, in accordance with the law, is justice enough. We have, in the case of rape and sexual assault cases, a register of convicts, with a right of access by the public. This is incongruous with the policy of withholding the identity (or of creating creating a new identity) for minors who murder, or for any juvenile whose court proceedings are not fully public. It is time to reconsider this anomaly.
A leading Child Law solicitor has described the trial of the two boys who killed Ana Kriegel as “a master class in how criminal trials should be run and in particular how criminal trials involving juveniles should be run.”
A newspaper editor has been fined €4,500 after being found guilty of contempt of court for a front-page headline and article that "posed a real risk" to the trial of two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is concerned that issues relating to the identification of the two boys convicted of murdering Anastasia Kriegel will "flare up" when it comes to sentencing later this month.
A judge will decide on Monday whether a newspaper editor is responsible for a front-page story during the Ana Kriegel murder trial that led to his newspaper being barred from reporting the court proceedings.
A Central Criminal Court judge has granted leave to issue a contempt of court motion after a journalist allegedly named one of the boys convicted of Ana Kriegel's murder twice on a Cork radio show.
It would be hard not to be moved by the devastation of members of all three families directly affected by the verdict in the case of the murder of Ana Kriegel, yet the prevailing sympathy must go first and foremost to the victim herself, and to her parents.
A clinical psychologist, whose evidence the judge refused to allow go before the jury, said that Boy B was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the assault on Ana and that his lies to gardai did not show that he was guilty of murder.
The judge in the trial of two teenage boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel has warned the jury that people lie for many reasons, including shame and to conceal "disgraceful behaviour" from their family.
The lawyer for a teenage boy, accused of the murder and aggravated sexual assault of Anastasia Kriegel, has said there was "not one pick of evidence" given by any witness in court that his client intended to kill the schoolgirl or anyone.
The lawyer for a teenage boy, accused of the murder and aggravated sexual assault of Anastasia Kriegel, has asked the jury to consider if there is any “real evidence” that his client had planned “any of this at all”.
Ana Kriegel must have thought "her dreams came true" when she heard that one of the boys accused of her murder wanted to meet her in a local park, a barrister has told the Central Criminal Court.
One of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel told a friend that he thought his co-accused was trying to set him up and was a "snake in the grass", the Central Criminal Court has heard.
A copybook containing a "Satanic pledge drawing" and a set of rules including: "No talking about Jesus or God, only Satan", was discovered in the home of one of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel, the Central Criminal Court has heard.