Parts of the probation reports prepared on the two 14-year-old boys convicted of murdering Ana Kriégel can be furnished to each of their solicitors, the judge in the trial has ruled.

Prosecuting lawyer Gerardine Small asked the court to allow each boy to be given access to the parts of the other's probation report dealing exclusively with the offence.

She asked that the reports also be given to the inspector in charge of the investigation.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott agreed and said these matters were to be treated with strictest confidence at the moment and any breach of this would be contempt of court.

The two boys were convicted in June of the schoolgirl's murder.

The first boy, known as Boy A, was also convicted of aggravated sexual assault.

The judge has ordered psychiatric reports to be prepared and a sentencing hearing is due to take place on 29 October.

The judge also said he was directing that no more than five members of the media be present in court during that hearing.

He said he was doing this due to the nature of the hearing and the fact that the two convicted boys were children.

He said an overflow facility would be made available in another courtroom and the hearing would be transmitted to that room.