Consent


The law in Ireland states that the legal age of consent (agree to, both people agree to have sex) is 17 years of age. The law applies to Heterosexual and Homosexual sex including vaginal, anal and oral sex. The age of 17 applies to both boys and girls.  The law aims to protect young people under the age of 17 and people who engage in sexual intercourse below this age could be prosecuted.