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1. Jury Service

The issue of jury service is a topical one as a result of the recent collapse of a trial in Ennis Circuit Court because an insufficient number of prospective jurors turned up on the day.  The attached article advises on what to do if you are requested to attend for jury service and the possible sanctions for failure to attend.

2.  Nursing Home Support Scheme (the “Fair Deal Scheme”)

The Fair Deal Scheme has been the subject of much speculation in the last number of weeks regarding questions of funding.  However the H.S.E. have stated that applications are still being processed.  The attached article describes the Fair Deal Scheme, the criteria for assessment and the optional Nursing Home Loan.  It is based on advices from the H.S.E. and we have endeavoured to explain the central aspects of this Scheme as simply as possible.