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Civil service Garda Staff and Jury Duty

  • 05-08-2021 1:55pm
    Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭ Lynnington3

    Does anyone know if civil service staff working with AGS are exempt from jury duty? It says members of AGS are exempt but doesn’t say anytime about Garda staff


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭ Elmo

    AFAIK they are not but you can tell the Judge that you think as a civilian member of AGS that you do not think you can take your place on the Jury.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14 derryleigh1


    i work in AGS and yes you are exempt. Just reply to wherever you got the notice from and let them know that you cannot attend as you are employed in AGS.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,370 ✭✭✭ Phoebas

    Members of AGS are not eligible, but I don't think this extends to civilian employees, nor are they on the list of people who can be excused as a right.

  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ EO2019

    Civilian garda staff are exempt from jury duty. They may have typed a file, or even just have entered details related to the case. Especially outside of Dublin the fact that they work with the garda and that they may be have been in contact with the case details before the court date means that they are not impartial.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭ Lynnington3

    it doesn’t actually say “members of their staff” for ASG though, as it does for other categories.

    And if you know of the case you would excuse yourself on the day, the same way you would if you were called and knew the person/knew of the case.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ EO2019

    It’s says at the top “people who worked in or are involved in the justice system” it then gives a list that says “this includes” it does not say it is an exhaustive list.