Information for second-level teachers in Ireland.
Jury Service Leave
Under legislation, a secondary teacher is obliged to serve on a jury, if summoned, unless he/she can produce a letter for the County Registrar, that the school authorities deem that the teacher’s presence in school is essential for the purpose of teaching and supervising his/her classes. The acceptance of such a letter is at the discretion of the Registrar.
A substitute may be employed for the period of jury service and Department recoupment will be made.