Is it legal for a Irish secondary school student who is over 18 to have sexual relations a teacher in his/her school?

This is out of pure curiosity. I was wondering would it be legal for a secondary school student who is over 18 to get with a teacher at the debs so it would be over summer. Thank you. 

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No in the U.K.  a teacher was prosecuted for this.

    They are still in a position of authority.

    • becky1 month agoReport

      But technically the student isn’t a student anymore because it’s the debs and the school had been over for months. Does that make it okay? 

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  • abdul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If it was in the US, it would be perfectly legal, because both people are over the legal age of consent.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You'll probably need to consult an expert, because the information available online isn't clear on this.

    In the US, it doesn't matter how old a secondary-school student is, if he or she is still a student, it is illegal for a teacher to have sexual relations with that person.  The online information for Ireland makes it clear that teachers can get into even MORE trouble than other people if they have relations with a student who is under 17, but the several sites I consulted do not say what would happen if the student were 17 or older.

    The Irish age of consent is 17, not 18.

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