'There is humanity in everyone' - Kriegel killers not evil says former Mountjoy governor

'There is humanity in everyone' - Kriegel killers not evil says former Mountjoy governor

However, he said he is not happy with how society responded to the crime.

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Learning Points: Hardcore porn can pollute our children’s minds

Learning Points: Hardcore porn can pollute our children’s minds

The recent sentencing of two teenage boys for the murder of Ana Kriégel has once again brought the issue of pornography into public discourse. The details of the case, which are finally coming into public knowledge, illuminate some very worrying trends that are pervasive in the modern adolescent world and as parents and indeed as a society we can no longer languish in complacency.

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Letter to the Editor: No criminal should be entitled to anonymity

Letter to the Editor: No criminal should be entitled to anonymity

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.

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Ana Kriegel: End the cycle of outrage and silence

Ana Kriegel: End the cycle of outrage and silence

There are resources out there to help parents confounded about how to speak with their children about sex and porn, writes Dr Caroline West.

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Ana Kriegel: Case exposes legal gap in handling of child killers

Ana Kriegel: Case exposes legal gap in handling of child killers

None of us can truly know why it occurred and some questions may remain unanswered.

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Ana Kriegel case: Rising prevalence of porn use among teenagers

Ana Kriegel case: Rising prevalence of porn use among teenagers

Stopping young people viewing porn may be unrealistic, but we can prevent them from replicating violent behaviour they may see, writes Dr Kate Dawson

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These are the earliest possible release dates for Boy A and Boy B

These are the earliest possible release dates for Boy A and Boy B

On Tuesday, Boy A received a life sentence for murdering the 14-year-old schoolgirl, while Boy B was sentenced to 15 years detention.

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Taoiseach: Demolish Kriegel murder house

Taoiseach: Demolish Kriegel murder house

The Taoiseach wants to see the abandoned building where schoolgirl Ana Kriegel was murdered demolished.

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Victim's rights campaigner says Kriegel family's words were 'the most important' she's heard

Victim's rights campaigner says Kriegel family's words were 'the most important' she's heard

A rape victim who successfully campaigned for victim impact statements to be introduced in court said hearing the Kriegels' words after their daughter’s killers were convicted of murder and sexual assault were “the most important" she’s heard since she started campaigning.

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Varadkar: Ireland gripped by ‘epidemic of gender-based violence’

Varadkar: Ireland gripped by ‘epidemic of gender-based violence’

The Taoiseach sent his condolences to the parents of Ana Kriegel.

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Ana Kriegel trial 'a master class in how criminal trials should be run'

Ana Kriegel trial 'a master class in how criminal trials should be run'

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.”

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Ana Kriegel murder trial summary: Ana was dead within 40 minues of 'bounding out of the house'

Ana Kriegel murder trial summary: Ana was dead within 40 minues of 'bounding out of the house'

More than 60 witnesses gave evidence in the Ana Kriegel murder trial, which began on April 30. Ana's parents were among the first to be called.

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Ana Kriegel's father reacts to sentencing: 'Justice has been served'

Ana Kriegel's father reacts to sentencing: 'Justice has been served'

Patric said: "For our part, we can only say that forever is not long enough."

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'You will have the opportunity to return to your families': Ana Kriegel trial judge sentences boys

'You will have the opportunity to return to your families': Ana Kriegel trial judge sentences boys

Both boys' sentences will be reviewed after 12 years (Boy A) and eight years (Boy B).

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Ana Kriegel’s killers due to be sentenced

Ana Kriegel’s killers due to be sentenced

Two 15-year-old boys, known as Boy A and Boy B, were found guilty in June of murdering 14 year-old Ana Kreigel.

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Ana Kriegel murder - Her parents will suffer for longer

Ana Kriegel murder - Her parents will suffer for longer

Whatever sentence the two 15-year-old boys will receive for the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel in Dublin in May last year, it is unlikely to match the misery and loss and pain that will be suffered by her parents.

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Kriegel family: ‘Pain of living without Ana is unbearable’

Kriegel family: ‘Pain of living without Ana is unbearable’

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel has said the pain of living without her is “unbearable”.

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Special Report: ‘Our Ana was wild and wonderful, electric, so full of fun, madness, and laughter’

Special Report: ‘Our Ana was wild and wonderful, electric, so full of fun, madness, and laughter’

The happiest day of our lives was the 10th August, 2006, the day the court declared that we could become the parents of Ana, who we felt was, the most wonderful child in the world.

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Boy A's grandfather: 'Much-loved' grandson 'incredibly remorseful for what happened'

Boy A's grandfather: 'Much-loved' grandson 'incredibly remorseful for what happened'

Taking the stand today, Boy A's gradfather said he had "sincere and utter sympathy" for the Kriegel family and could not imagine their loss.

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'We pace the house at night agonising (about her) torture': Geraldine Kriegel describes aftermath of Ana's murder

'We pace the house at night agonising (about her) torture': Geraldine Kriegel describes aftermath of Ana's murder

“She was the love of our lives and every single night before she went to bed, she told us that she loved us too."

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Boy A admits at sentence hearing to causing Ana Kriegel's death, denies sexual assault

Boy A admits at sentence hearing to causing Ana Kriegel's death, denies sexual assault

One of the boys convicted of murdering Ana Kriegel has admitted choking her and hitting her with a stick and a concrete block but continues to deny sexually assaulting her.

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Sentencing hearing for boys who murdered Ana Kriegel underway

Sentencing hearing for boys who murdered Ana Kriegel underway

The boys were convicted of her murder in June and one of them was also found guilty of aggravated sexual assault.

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Judge restricts media access to sentencing hearing for Ana Kriegel's killers

Judge restricts media access to sentencing hearing for Ana Kriegel's killers

The judge overseeing the trial of two boys convicted of the murder of Anastasia Kriegel has refused to allow more than five journalists to attend the sentencing hearing next week.

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Ana Kriegel sentence hearing to take place next Tuesday

Ana Kriegel sentence hearing to take place next Tuesday

A sentence hearing for the two boys convicted of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel's murder will take place next week, the Central Criminal Court heard today.

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Files sent to DPP over naming of Ana Kriegel’s killers

Files sent to DPP over naming of Ana Kriegel’s killers

At least 10 files have been sent to the director of public prosecutions (DDP) by the gardaí after people allegedly identified Ana Kriegel’s murderers on social media.

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Court order compelling Facebook and Twitter to take down material identifying Ana Kriegel’s killers extended

Court order compelling Facebook and Twitter to take down material identifying Ana Kriegel’s killers extended

A court order compelling Facebook and Twitter to take down any material which identifies Ana Kriegel’s killers has been extended until November.

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Probation reports to be made available to both Ana Kreigel’s killers

Probation reports to be made available to both Ana Kreigel’s killers

Legal representatives for the two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriegel will be given parts of one another's probation reports, a judge at the Central Criminal Court has decided.

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Sentencing in Ana Kriegel case adjourned as judge awaits psychiatric reports

Sentencing in Ana Kriegel case adjourned as judge awaits psychiatric reports

A Central Criminal Court judge has adjourned sentencing until October for the two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel as he awaits psychiatric reports.

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Editor found guilty of contempt and fined €4,500 over Ana Kriegel headline; publisher fined €25,000

Editor found guilty of contempt and fined €4,500 over Ana Kriegel headline; publisher fined €25,000

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.

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DPP raises concerns that boys convicted for murder of Ana Kriegel may be identified during sentencing

DPP raises concerns that boys convicted for murder of Ana Kriegel may be identified during sentencing

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.

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Ana Kriegel coverage: Judge to rule on editor's responsibility in newspaper contempt case

Ana Kriegel coverage: Judge to rule on editor's responsibility in newspaper contempt case

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.

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Mental health professionals may interview parents of Ana Kriegel's murderers, court hears

Mental health professionals may interview parents of Ana Kriegel's murderers, court hears

Mental health professionals assessing the two boys convicted of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriegel may interview the boys' parents, the Central Criminal Court heard today.

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Journalist and radio station fined for broadcasting name of one of Ana Kriegel's murderers

Journalist and radio station fined for broadcasting name of one of Ana Kriegel's murderers

Journalist Niall O'Connor has been fined €2,500 by a Central Criminal Court judge after he named one of the boys convicted of Ana Kriegel's murder during a live radio broadcast.

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Parents of Anastasia Kriegel thank community for support

Parents of Anastasia Kriegel thank community for support

The teenagers are the youngest convicted killers in the history of the Irish state.

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Parents of Ana Kriegel to plant tree in her memory

Parents of Ana Kriegel to plant tree in her memory

The parents of Ana Kriegel will plant a tree in St Catherine's Park in Leixlip in Co Kildare tomorrow in remembrance of their daughter.

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Court grants leave to issue contempt motion after journalist allegedly named one of Ana Kriegel's murderers

Court grants leave to issue contempt motion after journalist allegedly named one of Ana Kriegel's murderers

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.

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What does the murder of a teenage girl say about us?

What does the murder of a teenage girl say about us?

The trial of Boy A and Boy B, for the murder of Ana Kriegel, failed to answer one question: Why?

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Mary McAleese seeks tougher approach to social media giants

Mary McAleese seeks tougher approach to social media giants

She spoke at an equality and diversity event at Queen’s University in Belfast.

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Gardaí launch probe into online identification of boys convicted of Ana Kriegel murder

Gardaí launch probe into online identification of boys convicted of Ana Kriegel murder

Gardaí have launched an investigation into the sharing of images online that allegedly identify two of the boys founds guilty of murdering Ana Kriegel.

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Tánaiste admits delay in new digital safety laws amid call to ban children from viewing porn online

Tánaiste admits delay in new digital safety laws amid call to ban children from viewing porn online

Children under 18 years of age should be banned from viewing pornography online, says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as the Government admits that new digital safety laws are still delayed.

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Judge warns 'idiots' who share identities of Ana Kriegel killers will be 'pursued with vigour'

Judge warns 'idiots' who share identities of Ana Kriegel killers will be 'pursued with vigour'

A boy who was not involved in the murder of Ana Kriegel has been wrongly identified online as one of her killers, the Central Criminal Court heard today.

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Online self-regulation over, Simon Coveney says

Online self-regulation over, Simon Coveney says

The Tánaiste said he hoped to introduce legislation before the end of the year.

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Urgent need to restrict under 18s access to porn, says Minister

Urgent need to restrict under 18s access to porn, says Minister

The Justice Minister says there is an urgency to look at laws restricting access to pornography for under 18s.

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Boy B's family 'forced into hiding' after photographs shared online

Boy B's family 'forced into hiding' after photographs shared online

The family of one of the boys convicted of murdering Ana Kriegel has been "forced into hiding" following the publication of photographs online identifying him, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Kriegel verdict: Twitter and Facebook to appear in court as users identify Boy A and Boy B

Kriegel verdict: Twitter and Facebook to appear in court as users identify Boy A and Boy B

Anyone who publishes photographs or identifies the two teenage boys who murdered Ana Kriegel will feel the full force of the law, a judge has warned.

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Youths’ online usage under the spotlight

Youths’ online usage under the spotlight

The online bullying of Ana Kriegel is one of the many harrowing strands of the case that we must address. An online safety commissioner is being discussed, writes Jess Casey

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Teen killers of Ana Kriegel will spend next four years at Oberstown. Here's what they can expect

Teen killers of Ana Kriegel will spend next four years at Oberstown. Here's what they can expect

Cormac O’Keeffe has visited the centre where Ana’s killers are being detained before sentencing

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Why can’t we regulate internet and protect children like Ana?

Why can’t we regulate internet and protect children like Ana?

Victoria White My daughter has been away for the last three weeks.

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Ana, Geraldine, and Patric Kriegel: Their lives have been devastated

Ana, Geraldine, and Patric Kriegel: Their lives have been devastated

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.

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Explainer: What is the law on sentencing children found guilty of serious crimes?

Explainer: What is the law on sentencing children found guilty of serious crimes?

The Children Act 2001 says detention for any period for any crime must be "a measure of last resort".

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Twitter and Facebook summoned to court as social media users warned against sharing images of Boy A and Boy B

Twitter and Facebook summoned to court as social media users warned against sharing images of Boy A and Boy B

It follows the high profile Ana Kriegel trial, with reports of photographs of the two 14-year-old boys convicted of her murder being shared online.

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Government to examine age restrictions around certain online content following Ana Kriegel trial

Government to examine age restrictions around certain online content following Ana Kriegel trial

The Taoiseach has said the government will be examining how easy it is for children to access pornography in the wake of the Ana Kriegal murder trial.

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Ana Kriegel Verdict: Boy A's defence team wanted jury to consider manslaughter

Ana Kriegel Verdict: Boy A's defence team wanted jury to consider manslaughter

The defence team representing one of the boys accused of Ana Kriegel's murder asked the trial judge to allow the jury to consider a verdict of manslaughter for their client.

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Ana Kriegel verdict: ‘She will stay in our hearts, forever loved’

Ana Kriegel verdict: ‘She will stay in our hearts, forever loved’

“Ana was a dream come true for us and she always will be.”

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How do you talk to children about murder?

How do you talk to children about murder?

It is difficult for us to fully comprehend the depths of sadness, distress and outrage that the murder of Ana Kriegel has created across Ireland, writes Paul Gilligan

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Ana Kriegel verdict: The evidence the jury did not hear

Ana Kriegel verdict: The evidence the jury did not hear

The jury in the trial of the two boys accused of Ana Kriegel's murder were prevented from hearing that Boy A had searched online for "child porn" and "animal porn" and had thousands of pornographic images on two mobile phones.

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Ana Kriegel verdict: Psychologist said Boy B was 'a pleasant, nice lad' suffering from PTSD

Ana Kriegel verdict: Psychologist said Boy B was 'a pleasant, nice lad' suffering from PTSD

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.

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Ana Kriegel verdict: A 'vulnerable, innocent' girl who just wanted a friend

Ana Kriegel verdict: A 'vulnerable, innocent' girl who just wanted a friend

Geraldine Kriegel described their daughter as ‘very immature, a child on the inside’.

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'You bunch of scumbags...Innocent boy': Boy B's father reacts angrily to guilty verdict

'You bunch of scumbags...Innocent boy': Boy B's father reacts angrily to guilty verdict

A jury has convicted two 14-year-old boys of murdering "lonely and vulnerable" schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel, whose naked body was found in an abandoned farmhouse three days after she went missing.

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