Contempt proceedings against Facebook and Twitter over the publication of material identifying the two boys convicted of murdering Ana Kriégel, have been adjourned for three weeks. 

The Central Criminal Court made orders last month directing the two social media companies to remove any material from their platforms that would identify the boys. 

The court was told at the time, that the family of one of the boys had been "forced into hiding" by material published online. 

It also heard that an innocent teenager had been wrongly identified as one of the two convicted boys. 

Mr Justice Michael White granted injunctions directing that the companies should remove any material identifying the boys that they become aware of or is brought to their attention.

This morning counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Brendan Grehan, told the court matters were stable at the moment.  But he said the DPP had a real concern that matters could flare up again as the sentencing process was at a delicate stage.  

A sentencing hearing for the boys is due to take place on 15 July. 

He asked the court to adjourn this matter for three weeks and continue the orders against the two companies until then.  Both Facebook and Twitter said they would not oppose the application. 

Senior Counsel, Rossa Fanning for Facebook, said they had submitted an updated sworn document, outlining that the company had endeavoured to take all reasonable steps to comply with the court's orders.  

He said the DPP appeared to acknowledge that Facebook had been extremely cooperative in the matter. 

Senior Counsel for Twitter, Andrew Fitzpatrick said they had also submitted an updated affidavit setting out the steps they had taken to comply with the order. 

The two convicted boys were also represented in court. 

Mr Justice White adjourned the case until 26 July and continued his injunctions until then.