Poll Should we lower the age of consent in Ireland

first_img Poll Results: Yes, lower itNo, keep it the sameI’m not sureVote Yes, lower it (1546) No, keep it the same (2573)center_img I’m not sure (2153) MINISTERS ARE EXPECTED to discuss plans to lower the age of consent in Ireland from 17 to 16 at the final Cabinet meeting of 2013 this morning, the Irish Times reports.Taoiseach Enda Kenny has, in the past, said this could send out the wrong message to children about values and standards.However, an Oireachtas committee found it did not make sense to allow 16-year-olds to seek medical treatment – including treatment related to sexual health – when the age of consent for sexual activity was different.We want to know what you think: Should we lower the age of consent from 17 to 16?last_img

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