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Im living in the Republic of Ireland now for 5 years, but

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I'm living in the Republic of Ireland now for 5 years, but have been told I will be called as a witness to an insurance case running in Belfast in September. Can they compel me to attend now that I live in a different jurisdiction. I've given them a statement some time ago, was not a witness to the incident, and would prefer not to attend.

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No, you may not be compelled to do so against your wish but the Belfast court may put in a request to a local court in the Republic to take evidence from you under the Taking of Evidence Regulation which applies to all EU states except Denmark.

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