Update 16th April:
Tullamore - Midland Circuit Court - Notice Re Jury Service 20th April 2021. Please note that Jurors called for service to attend at The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly for Jury Empanelment on Tuesday the 20th April 2021 only are no longer required due to ongoing Covid-19 regulations and guidelines related to health and safety.
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at Mullingar Park Hotel or the Courthouse, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on foot of the Jury Summons, as this summons is now withdrawn.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 email@example.com.
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.
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 :