Jury service is one of the most important duties that you can be asked to perform as a citizen. This is because the right to a trial by a jury of your peers is at the heart of our justice system. It is also one of our oldest traditions. 

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

Fraudulent Email & Phone Call Alert

Fraudulent Email & Phone Call Alert

We have been informed that members of the public have received fraudulent jury service notices by email. A genuine Jury Summons is issued only through the postal system.

It is also reported that members of the public are getting phone calls from people claiming to be from a jury office. Callers have been demanding payment of a fine for non-attendance at jury service. These calls are not from the Courts Service. You should report such fraudulent calls to your local Garda station.

Please note: the Courts Service may contact you with any changes to the information in your Jury Summons, such as trial cancellation or any changes to the date, time, or venue of the trial. Therefore, when confirming attendance, please always provide a contact mobile number or email address.

What Jury Service Involves

What Jury Service Involves

What Jury Service Involves

You do not need expert knowledge or special abilities to act as a juror. You will be asked to use your sense of judgement and fairness to decide the facts of a case. The judge will explain everything else you need to know regarding the law.

Find out more on what jury service involves (PDF).

What Jury Service Involves

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

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

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

Your Jury Summons requires you to attend for jury service. Find out more about how to respond to your Summons.

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

Information on Exemption

Information on Exemption

Find information on requesting an exemption, required documents, and the exemption process.

Absence from Work

Absence from Work

Jury service may mean being absent from work. So, what will this mean for you? Click to find out more.

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.

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Link to what happens on the day I go to court

Jury Duty under COVID Restrictions

Jury Duty under COVID Restrictions

Jury Duty under COVID Restrictions

Find out more about relevant COVID information here.

Jury Duty under COVID Restrictions