A 33 year old Irish mother of five has pleaded guilty of failing to provide adequate food and clothing for five children.

According to a report in the Irish Examiner the accused woman, who was not named to protect her children’s identity, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of neglecting the children between May 2005 and September 2007.


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Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was cleared before the hearing began due to the sensitive nature of the case.

However a social worker was allowed remain in the court room when he explained to the presiding judge he wanted to hear all the charges, as there are concerns about the welfare of another child - a sixth - in the woman’s care.

Judge Martin Nolan then adjourned the case until February when all evidence will be heard.