The Central Criminal Court has heard the earliest possible release date for Boy A and Boy B.
On Tuesday, Boy A received a life sentence for the murder of Ana Kriegel, while Boy B was sentenced to 15 years detention for his role in her murder.
The earliest possible release date for Boy A is the 18th of June 2031, while for Boy B its the 18th of June 2027.
The Judge has today ordered that a series of progress reports on both boys be carried out every two years during their periods of detention.
He said that the court needs to be fully informed of efforts made by the boys towards rehabilitation when their respective review dates arrive.
The reports will include updates on their educational, psychological, and psychiatric progress.
Mr Justice Paul McDermott says it’s not for micromanaging their sentences, it’s for courts to have a clear view of what happened during the court of their detention.
Both boys will be transferred to an adult prison when they turn 18 in 2022.
Reporting from Kacey O'Riordan at the Central Criminal Court