Dublin to introduce “no fry zones” near schools

Fast food takeaways are to be banned from opening in the vicinity of schools in Dublin, local councillors have ruled.

The measure to enforce so-called “no fry-zones” within 250 metres of schools will be included in a draft version of Dublin council’s six-year development plan, according to The Times.

The paper reported that the council agreed to accept the motion from the Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe at a special meeting last week, after the original motion for a ban on takeaways within a 500 metre radius of schools was revised down to 250 metres.

The council’s development plan is expected to be approved in November following a public consultation.

Several councils in England, including Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham, have already moved to restrict the opening of fast food outlets near to primary and secondary schools on public health grounds.

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