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Children's Rights Alliance Minimum Ages Quiz

Find out more about the minimum age you have to be to legally access certain things in Ireland


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This factsheet is an extract from the publication Know Your Rights: The Rights of Children and Young People published by the Children's Rights Alliance. It is reproduced here with their kind permission. Know Your Rights is a public information project designed to inform everyone, in plain language, of the rights and entitlements children have in Ireland and where to go when they are not respected.

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Q1. What is the minimum age you have to be to sit on a jury?

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Yes! The minimum age you have to be before you can be called for jury service in Ireland is 18. Read our minimum ages quiz to find out more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. The minimum age you have to be before you can be called for jury service in Ireland is 18. Read our minimum ages quiz to find out more.

Q2. What is the minimum age you must be to get a full time job in Ireland?

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Correct! You must be at least 16 to be able to work full time in Ireland. But you can work part time hours from 14 years old. Read our article to learn more about age regulations when it comes to getting a job.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. You must be at least 16 to be able to work full time in Ireland. But you can work part time hours from 14 years old. Read our article to learn more about age regulations when it comes to getting a job.

Q3. At what age can you be arrested on suspicion of committing a crime and brought to court in Ireland?

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Correct! You can be arrested on suspicion of committing a crime and brought to court at the age of 12. This age can be lowered to 10 if the crime is serious. Read our article being charged with a crime to learn more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. You can be arrested on suspicion of committing a crime and brought to court at the age of 12. This age can be lowered to 10 if the crime is serious. Read our article being charged with a crime to learn more.

Q4. At what age can you apply for a gender recognition certificate?

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Correct! You can apply for a gender recognition certificate, to legally change your gender, from the age of 16. Read our article to learn more about the Gender Recognition Certificate.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. You can apply for a gender recognition certificate, to legally change your gender, from the age of 16. Read our article to learn more about the Gender Recognition Certificate.

Q5. What minimum age do you have to be to get a pilot's licence?

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Correct! You can apply for your pilot's licence from the age of 16 in Ireland. Read our article on minimum ages to learn more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. You can apply for your pilot's licence from the age of 16 in Ireland. Read our article on minimum ages to learn more.

Q6. At what age can you sign a lease to rent accommodation in Ireland?

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Correct. You have to be at least 18 years old to sign a lease agreement in Ireland. Read our article on everything you need to know about legal ages in Ireland to find out more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. You have to be at least 18 years old to sign a lease agreement in Ireland. Read our article on everything you need to know about legal ages in Ireland to find out more.

Q7. At what age can you legally give blood in Ireland?

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Correct! You can legal give blood in Ireland from the age of 18, but there are other reasons why you may not be able to give blood even when you are over 18. Read our article to find out more about giving blood.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. You can legal give blood in Ireland from the age of 18, but there are other reasons why you may not be able to give blood even when you are over 18. Read our article to find out more about giving blood.

Q8. At what age can you move out of home in Ireland?

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Correct! If you get your guardian's permission you can move out of home from the age of 16 in Ireland. However, you cannot sign a lease agreement until you are 18. Read our article to find out more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect! If you get your guardian's permission you can move out of home from the age of 16 in Ireland. However, you cannot sign a lease agreement until you are 18. Read our article to find out more.

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Published June 17th2020
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