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Encyclopedia > Age of consent Europe

This page contains discussions regarding Age of Consent (AoC) laws in Europe and is a subpage of Age of consent. This article is about the legal concept; for other uses, see Age of consent (disambiguation). ...

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Ireland, Republic of

Different sections of law, and indeed different government departments disagree on whether the age of consent is 17 or 16 or even 15, or whether or not a disparity still exists between male and female ages. The majority of sex education literature in schools, as well as the most recent act referencing the age of consent state 16, however more recent Dáil debates have put this into doubt. Dáil Éireann[1] is the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of the Republic of Ireland. ...



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