Evidence was given by defence solicitor Arthur Dennehy that the teenage boy met the girl at a social event in Dublin.
The court heard how the girl, who is not in state care, went home and told her parents that consensual sexual contact had happened with the accused. Mr Dennehy said that the parents, who come from a “decent family”, objected to this boy being in a relationship with their daughter.
"Irish Law is fucked up. To add to this, a female under 17 cannot be guilty of statutory rape regardless of how young the male is. Because of the above law a 16 year old female cannot be charged for having sex with a 12 year old guy for example. But as the female is under 17 and males can be charged with statutory rape the 12 year old can be charged for having sex with someone underage (but 4 years older than him).
Irish law gets even worse around rape. Rape is the insertion of the penis into any orifice without the consent of the person receiving the insertion. Women essentially cant rape as they don't have a penis, even if they force you to have sex with them it's not rape.
Throughout Irish law it is assumed in many places that all women are victims of sex and all men are trying to coerce them into it."
And people say there is no point of a MRM?