A new jury has been sworn in at the trial of a Galway woman charged with the murder of a man in 2011.
Maura Thornton, 31, with addresses at Upper Salthill, Galway and Inverin, denies the murder of Kevin Joyce in July 2011.
The original trial collapsed last week after a problem arose with one juror.
A full jury was empanelled this morning after 11 new jurors were sworn in on Thursday.
The trial before Mr Justice Barry White is expected to continue all week at the Central Criminal Court, which is sitting in Galway.
In his opening address to the jury, Senior Counsel for the prosecution Paul Greene said it would be the State's contention that Ms Thornton intended to kill or cause serious injury to Mr Joyce when he called to her apartment on the night of 31 July 2011.
The accused and the victim had been in a relationship at one point. On the day of Mr Joyce's death, Ms Thornton had been frustrated that he had been telephoning her.
When Mr Joyce presented himself at a window outside the apartment in Upper Salthill, Mr Greene said Ms Thornton ran out to the area where he was standing and was armed with a knife.
Mr Greene said evidence from the Deputy State Pathologist would show that Mr Joyce had suffered 18 separate stab wounds.
He said the cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the chest, torso, left arm and shoulder.
The trial will hear evidence from two eyewitnesses; Ms Thornton's mother and her mother's partner, who were visiting the apartment that evening.
A garda officer who attended the crime scene gave evidence this afternoon.