A recent Oireachtas Committee report recommended that so-called ‘no fry zones’ be implemented around schools in a bid to tackle the issue.
1 in five children in Ireland is classified as obese.
Now, Fingal County Council approved permission for a new drive thru in Skerries that is right next door to a montessori, just 100 metres away from one school and a short walk from 4 others.
Locals managed to raise 10 thousand euro through a gofundme account to appeal the decision
An Bord Pleanála has now rejected an appeal from the Skerries Drive Thru Opposition Committee and the Irish Heart Foundation against the drive-thru outlet proposed for the village.
A community group in Wicklow has vowed to continue its campaign to also block fast food restaurants from opening up near schools.
No Fry Zone 4 Kids - wants to see 400 metre exclusion zones included in the county's development plan.
The action was sparked in 2018 after McDonalds applied for planning permission to build an outlet in Greystones.