Tuesday, 2 December 1924
Dáil Éireann Debate
Mr. A. BYRNE: asked the Minister for Justice if he will state what steps, if any, he intends to take to reduce the heavy amount of work now imposed on Dublin City Jurors, and if, for the purpose of jury work he will extend the area from which Dublin Jurors are called.
Mr. DAVIN: Is the Minister prepared to see that men who are called upon to leave their work in Dublin will not be compelled to suffer a reduction of pay by their employers for carrying out the work of the State?
Mr. McGILLIGAN: I am informed that there is a considerable amount of exaggeration with regard to Dublin City jurors. I understand that a Dublin juror does not serve more than once in two years, and, consequently, the matter to which the Deputy refers would very seldom arise.
Mr. DAVIN: Would the Minister be surprised to hear of a case where a poor man was compelled to attend for four days of the week recently, and a big company, which employs him, insisted upon a reduction of his pay while he was on service for the State?
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