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Poll: Should people who dodge jury duty be prosecuted?

The Courts Service is said to be examining ways to penalise people who fail to respond to jury summonses. What do you think?

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ONE THIRD OF people called for jury service actually report for duty.

Now the Courts Service is said to be looking into ways to crack down on jury dodgers, by prosecuting them.

The Irish Mail says that people who don’t turn up could be fined up to €500.

The last prosecution for not showing up was in 2008.

Up to now, it says that it has been the practice not to prosecute jury dodgers due to the fact court offices are too busy to process the paperwork.

What do you think: Should people who dodge jury duty be prosecuted?

Poll Results:

It depends on the circumstances (1184)
No (894)
Yes (181)

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