A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a 10-week-old baby girl.
The man cannot be identified due to reporting restrictions.
He pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the infant at an address in Co Louth on March 13th 2017.
The offence is contrary to section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act
The case was listed for trial at Dundalk Circuit Court but on Tuesday, Judge Patrick Quinn was told he was entering a guilty plea.
The court heard a number of reports would need to be prepared on the accused in advance of sentencing and the case was adjourned.
He was remanded on bail on the same terms and conditions until the next sitting of the court.