In June 2008, the House of Lords passed the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008. This legislation lowered the age of consent in Northern Ireland from 17 to 16 and this change came into force on February 2 2009.
The world is filled with information that is passed mouth to mouth and often becomes distorted. I was so pleased to find this page and have the information set out in a full frank and intelligent way. It leaves no ambiguity as to the current position of the law and will be a great comfort to young people wanting to make their way into the world as themselves for the first time!
Dan, 17 November 2009