The right to a trial by a jury of your peers is at the heart of our justice system and is one of its oldest institutions. Jury service is one of the most important duties that you can be asked to perform as a citizen.

If you have a query about a jury summons, please contact the office listed on the summons document.

Jury Duty under Level 5 Restrictions

Jury Duty under Level 5 Restrictions

Update 12th April: Mullingar - Westmeath - Circuit Court - Notice Re Jury Service 14th April 2021. Further to the Jury Summons recently served on you, circumstances have arisen which now make it unnecessary for you to attend for Jury Service on Wednesday the 14th April 2021 or any subsequent days thereafter. Please do not attend at Mullingar Park Hotel or the Courthouse, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on foot of the Jury Summons, as this summons is now withdrawn. 

Update 9th April: Tullamore - Midland Circuit Court - Notice Re Jury Service 14th April 2021. Jurors called for service to attend at The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly for Jury Empanelment on Wednesday the 14th April 2021 only are no longer required due to ongoing Covid-19 regulations and guidelines

Update 8th April: Jury trials will resume in the Circuit and Central Court in the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ) on the 12th April 

All courts are proceeding as scheduled and if a court for which you have received a jury summons is cancelled, you will be contacted by the relevant court office.


Thursday 18 March 2021: Following a recent review of the current situation the Courts Service have confirmed that their enhanced Covid-19 Level 5 protocols will continue until 5 April 2021.

No Circuit Court Criminal trials will start until  12 April 2021

A limited number of Central Criminal Court trials will be called on 29 March 2021 to commence trials on a phased basis from 6 April 2021. As per the direction of the President of the High Court's recent Notice no civil jury actions will take place prior to the commencement of Trinity Term on 2nd June next. 

Any person that has received a summons to attend for jury service in the Criminal Courts of Justice on the 22nd and 23rd March should NOT attend. 

Any person that has received a summons to attend for jury service in the Criminal Courts of Justice on the 29th March and who has not received a cancellation letter or been excused, should attend on the 6th April at their allotted times, letters have issued to all people who are required to attend. If you need anymore information please email dublinjuryoffice@courts.ie

Please continue to check this page for updates which we will post here as soon as we have further information.  

Health and Safety measures

The Courts Service’s main priority is the safety of all court users. Jury service is an essential element of the criminal justice system and every effort has been made to ensure jury trials are safe and feel safe to people attending for jury service.  The Courts Service has safely conducted a number of jury trials since the start of the pandemic, receiving excellent feedback from jurors who felt safe throughout the process, as a result of the Courts Service comprehensive health and safety management programme and measures. The health and safety protocols and protective measures in place are working well and these standards will continue to be maintained throughout Level 5.

Jurors attendance
If you are due to attend an existing trial but have concerns about public transport please call the contact number on the summons.

The Courts Service is getting in touch with any other potential  jurors regarding the cancellation of jury trials.

Please note the Courts Service may contact jurors who have confirmed their attendance and provided a mobile contact number by text with any changes to the information contained in their summons. Courts Services text messages will be sent from “Courts”, therefore only text messages received from “Courts” should be regarded as communication from the Courts Service.  When confirming attendance, if you are in a position to, please provide a contact mobile number.

If you have received a summons and are unsure please call the contact number on the summons.

Changes to juries, court sittings and court operations are typically made available through our Twitter account  - @CourtsServiceIE and on our webpages :

Covid-19 Notices
Covid-19 Response Updates

 

Fraudulent Email & Phone Call Alert

Fraudulent Email & Phone Call Alert

It has come to our attention that members of the public have received fraudulent jury service notices by email. 

You should delete such emails and never click on any links in them. A genuine jury summons is issued only through the postal system.

It is also reported that phone calls are being received purporting to be from a jury office, demanding payment of a fine for non-attendance for jury service.  Such calls are not from the Courts Service.  You should report such calls to your local Garda station.

Please note the Courts Service may contact jurors who have confirmed their attendance and provided a mobile contact number by text with any changes to the information contained in their summons. 

When confirming attendance, if you are in a position to, please provide a contact mobile number.

What Jury Service Involves

What Jury Service Involves

You do not need special knowledge or abilities to act as a juror. FInd out more about what Jury Service involves.

I've received a summons - what should I do?

I've received a summons - what should I do?

Find information on completing the Reply To Jury Summons form here.

Who can be called for jury service?

Link to who can be called for jury service

Who can be called for jury service?

Jurors are selected at random and are sworn to give a verdict on the basis of evidence given in a court case.

The assumption is that ordinary people applying their common sense, can arrive at a fair and reasonable verdict.

Link to who can be called for jury service

Information on Exemption

Information on Exemption

Find information on exemption here.

Absence from Work

Absence from Work

What about my job?

Absence from work

What happens on the day I go to court?

What happens on the day I go to court?

All those summoned for jury service must attend in court on the date indicated on your summons..

Names of jurors are selected randomly for a particular case. Even though you are called for jury service, you may not actually serve.

Click to find out more.

Link to what happens on the day I go to court