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''There's growing awareness that young people need to be protected''

Fianna Fáil Minister of State Mary Butler has said that she agrees with the free contraception s...

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16.33 15 Oct 2021


''There's growing awareness that young people need to be protected''


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16.33 15 Oct 2021


Fianna Fáil Minister of State Mary Butler has said that she agrees with the free contraception scheme starting at the age of 17 because that is the age of consent.

But should that be the age of consent?  Should it be lowered?

Labour TD for Dublin Bay South Ivana Bacik thinks it should be lowered, and she joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder along with Cliona Sadlier, who is the Executive Director of Rape Crisis Network Ireland...

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