At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Keys said: “It would be improper and unconscionable for a jury to convict Mr Galbraith in the circumstances presented by the State.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two young boys saw their father repeatedly slashed in the face with a carpet knife in an unprovoked assault at a daylight “ambush” at a cemetery in En(...)

Helen McConnell and her son Thomas (3) at home at Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The back pages of The Irish Times reflect our changing lives. But it is not every day you come across an advertisement encouraging you to freeze your (...)

ExamWatchers video: Catherine Vance on English Paper 1

In the first of our video diaries, Catherine Vance from Dunshaughlin Community College gives her verdict on Leaving Cert day one