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

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 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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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Jury in Ana Kriegel trial to resume deliberations tomorrow

The jury in the trial of two boys accused of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel have spent 11 hours and 24 minutes considering their verdicts and will return to the Central Criminal Court tomorrow.

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Ana Kriegel trial jury sent home for weekend after seven hours of deliberations

The jury in the trial of two boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel has ceased their deliberations and will return to court on Monday to continue considering their verdicts.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Jury sent home until tomorrow after four-and-a-half hours of deliberation

Latest: The jury in the Ana Kriegel trial has been sent home for the evening having deliberated for just over four-and-a-half hours in total.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Judge tells jury to base verdict 'on reason and not a fleeting doubt'

The jurors in the trial of two teenage boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel at a derelict farmhouse in Dublin last year have begun their deliberations.

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Judge tells jury not to 'guess or make up theories' when deciding verdict in Ana Kriegel murder trial

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.

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Judge warns Ana Kriegel trial jury that 'people lie for many reasons'

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.

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Judge asks jurors to take into account age of boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel murder

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.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Jury asked to consider if there is 'real evidence' of an intention to kill on part of Boy A

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”.

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Ana Kriegel 'suffered very violent death where she fought for her life,' prosecution tells murder trial

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.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Forensic evidence against Boy A 'overwhelming', claims Prosecution in closing speech

Closing speeches are now underway in the trial of two boys accused of murdering the 14-year-old schoolgirl in Dublin last year.

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Boy B's father tells Ana Kriegel trial his son was afraid of Boy A

The father of one of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel said his son "is not capable of doing anything like that" and said the boy lied to gardaí and his parents because he was afraid of his co-accused.

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Ana Kriegel trial: One of accused boys told friend that Boy A was 'trying to set him up', court hears

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.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Gardaí found copy book with 'satanic pledge drawing' in Boy B's home

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.

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Ana Kriegel murder trial hears Boy B claimed Boy A told him he wanted to kill Ana

The boy accused of luring Anastasia Kriegel to her death told gardaí his co-accused said to him and his friend that he was planning to kill the 14-year-old schoolgirl.

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Boy B told gardaí he ran away when he realised Boy A 'was raping' Ana Kriegel, jury hears

One of the boys who denies murdering Anastasia Kriegel told gardaí he saw his co-accused "raping" the 14-year-old schoolgirl, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Boy B told gardaí Ana said 'No, no, don't do this' after Boy A 'flipped her' in abandoned house

Boy B also told gardaí that he saw his co-accused Boy A on top of Ana, choking her as he took off her clothes, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Boy B cried as he described hearing Ana scream after he left her with Boy A at abandoned house, trial hears

One of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel broke down crying as he described hearing Ana scream after he said he left her at an abandoned house with Boy A, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Boy B told gardaí he gave a 'fake story' because he was scared and nervous

One of the boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder told gardaí that he lied in his first interviews and said he made up a "fake story" because he couldn't really remember what happened and was scared and nervous.

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Ana Kriegel trial: Detectives told Boy B CCTV footage did not match what he said during questioning

The Ana Kriegel trial has heard detectives put it to BOY B that CCTV footage from the park where she was last seen alive, did not match what he told them during questioning.

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Ana Kriegel trial hears one of accused described co-accused as 'weird'

One of the boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel told gardaí Ana was a "lonely" girl who was "outcasted" and he thought of her as a "weirdo, somebody who I should not be around," the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Anastasia Kriegel murder trial sees video of Garda interview with one of accused

The jury at Anastasia Kriegel's murder trial has been shown video footage of interviews given to gardaí by Boy B following his arrest 10 days after Anastasia was first reported missing.

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Court hears DNA sample from Anastasia Kriegel's top matches DNA profile of Boy A

Semen stains containing the DNA of one of the boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder was found on a vest top in the room where her body was discovered, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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DNA matching Ana Kriegel's found on belongings found in Boy A's home

Blood matching that of Anastasia Kriegel was found on a backpack, mask, gloves and knee pads seized from the home of one of the two boys accused of her murder, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Jury in Anastasia Kriegel murder trial hears details of garda analysis of accused boy's phone

Data from a phone belonging to one of the two boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder contained search engine references to "abandoned places in Lucan" and "the 15 most gruesome torture methods in history," the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Boy A said 'are you joking me' when gardaí told him Ana Kriegel's blood found on his boots, court hears

When gardaí told one of the two boys accused of Ana Kriegel's murder that her blood was found on his boots he replied, "are you joking me" and asked: "Are you actually being serious about this?" the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Ana Kriegel trial hears her blood was found on one of accused boy's boots

The jury in the Ana Kriegel trial has heard her blood was found on boots belonging to one of two teenage boys accused of murdering the schoolgirl.

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Ana Kriegel murder trial: Boy A didn't want to be seen with Ana, Boy B told garda

One of the boys accused of murdering schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel arranged to meet her in the park because he "didn't want to be seen with her", his co-accused told a garda.

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Boy told garda Ana Kriegel had beaten up co-accused, court hears

Ana Kriegel’s murder trial has heard one of two boys accused of murdering her told a garda he thought she had beaten the other boy up.

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Ana Kriegel trial hears how one of accused claimed he was 'dragged into this mess' by co-accused

One of the boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder told a guidance counsellor that he was "dragged into this mess" by his co-accused and repeated about 10 times that he wasn't the last person to see Ana alive, a Central Criminal Court murder trial has heard.

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Ana Kriegel suffered 'a very horrific death', pathologist tells trial

Anastasia Kriegel died from blunt force trauma to the head or from compression of the neck and suffered "a very horrific death", a pathologist has told the trial of the two boys accused of her murder.

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Former State Pathologist outlines over 50 injuries to Ana Kriegel’s body

The jurors in Ana Kriegel’s murder trial have heard that the schoolgirl had over 50 injuries when her body was found last May.

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Boy B told garda he believed Boy A's injuries were caused by Ana, court hears

One of the two boys who denies murdering schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel told a garda he believed that injuries the other accused said he suffered in an assault by older boys were actually inflicted by Ana.

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Boy who complained of assault on day Ana Kriegel went missing was 'like a rabbit caught in the headlights'

A boy who said he had been beaten up in a woods in the park where Anastasia Kriegel was last seen looked "like a rabbit caught in the headlights" and wouldn't engage, a park ranger has told the trial of the two boys accused of her murder.

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Ana Kriegel murder trial: Court hears boy had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma

The doctor of a boy accused of murdering Ana Kriegel has told his trial he presented with injuries which he claimed were suffered during an assault.

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Witness says he saw a boy making ‘beeline’ for alleged murder scene on evening Ana Kriegel went missing, court hears

A dog walker has told the trial of two teenagers, charged with murdering Anastasia Kriegel, that he saw a schoolboy ‘make a beeline’ for the abandoned farmhouse where she is alleged to have been murdered half an hour later.

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Latest: Judge lifts order banning reporting in Ana Kriegel murder trial for all but one publisher

The judge in the trial of two teenagers, charged with murdering Anastasia Kriegel, has made an order restricting the reporting of evidence in the trial until its conclusion.

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Jury shown CCTV of Anastasia Kriegel's last known movements

One of two boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel’s murder claimed that he tried to be considerate and not hurt her feelings when declining her offer of a relationship on the evening he is alleged to have killed her.

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