A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 14-year-old girl last week.

The boy was brought before the Children's Court this evening charged with the murder of Anastasia Kriégel at Glenwood House, Laraghcon on 14 May.

She was found dead at a derelict farmhouse.

Inspector Mark O'Neill from Lucan Garda Station told the court that the boy was arrested at 4.01pm today and he made no reply when he was charged at Clondalkin Garda Station at 4.40pm.

His parents and grandfather were in court for the brief hearing, with his mother sat beside him.

Judge John O’Connor said he had no jurisdiction to grant bail.

In a case of murder, bail can only be granted by the High Court.

The judge also warned that no name, address or picture that could identify the boy be published and he said he was particularly referring to social media.

He said he wanted to make it absolutely clear that people on social media were answerable to the court and there would be a prosecution if the boy was identified.

The boy was granted free legal aid and after a probation officer confirmed that a bed was available he was remanded in custody to Oberstown Detention Centre to appear at the Children's Court again on 1 June.

A second boy who was arrested has been released without charge. A file is being prepared for the DPP.