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Poll: Should non-Irish citizens be eligible for jury duty?

A report being launched today wants EU citizens and other long-term residents to be included in panels to sit on juries.

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A REPORT BEING launched this evening calls for an overhaul of Ireland’s jury duty system – including calls to end the system where only Irish and British citizens are eligible for jury service.

Currently only citizens of Ireland or the UK, who are registered to vote in Dáil elections, are eligible for service – but those who are not citizens of those countries, or who are public servants, are specifically excluded.

The proposals from the Law Reform Commission would include allowing EU citizens and other long-term residents to serve on juries – increasing the pool of potential jurors by 200,000 – but include a clause which would demand a certain standard of English before they are permitted.

Today we’re asking whether you agree with the proposal – and whether non-Irish citizens should be eligible to serve on juries.


Poll Results:

No (1872)
I don't know (1129)
Yes (963)



Read: LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty

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