A 16-year-old boy has admitted killing a 48-year-old woman in Dublin city centre last year.
The boy, who cannot be named because he is under 18, pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of Urantsetseg Tserendorj on 29 January 2021.
He also pleaded guilty to producing a knife and to the attempted robbery of Ms Tserendorj in the north inner city area near the IFSC.
He will go on trial before a jury on Wednesday on the charge of murder.
Mr Justice Paul McDermott told the jury panel at the Central Criminal Court that the boy was 14 years old at the time of the alleged offences.
More than 20 witnesses are due to be called and the trial is expected to last up to eight days.