Entry #366: Equal age of consent in Ireland

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RegionIreland
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusEqual
Start DateJan 1, 1993
End Datenow
DescriptionThe age of consent in Ireland is 17 for heterosexual and homosexual sex. Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993 states: "Subject to sections 3 and 5 of this Act, any rule of law by virtue of which buggery between persons is an offence is hereby abolished."
Sourceshttp://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1993/en/act/pub/0020/


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Revision by danlev

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NoteThe age of consent in Ireland is 17 for heterosexual and homosexual sex. Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993 states: "Subject to sections 3 and 5 of this Act, any rule of law by virtue of which buggery between persons is an offence is hereby abolished."

PaulBrierley created this entry.