Government considers changing the age of consent

first_imgNews Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Government considers changing the age of consent Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+center_img By News Highland – December 17, 2013 Previous articleDonegal captain Michael Murphy receives Civic Reception from County CouncilNext articleProperty tax, Paul Walker top Irish Google trends for 2013 News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp The government is considering changing the legal age of consent from 17 to 16.It was one of the items on the agenda for the final cabinet meeting before Christmas.An all-party Oireachtas committee recommended the change in 2006.But Lisa Collins from the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children says they would be slow to recommend a change in the law.”We certainly do feel that 17 is an appropriate age for young people to allow for the maturity needed for young people engaging in sexual activity” she said.”However we would say that the arguments and rationale being put forward for lowering the age at this point certainly does warrant further discussion” she added. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Facebooklast_img

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