Should a fast food restaurant be allowed to be built beside a school?

Nov 30, 2013, 04:46 PM, Dillonsland, Meath, Ireland

With rising levels of obesity in Ireland, particularly among younger people, should a fast food restaurant be allowed to be built beside a school? That's the question that residents of Navan are facing with the news that a fast food outlet has been given planning permission beside a secondary and primary school in the town, despite objections by both schools and the HSE, among others. The principal of St Joseph's school has now appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

The development will bring with it 40 jobs and there are people who support it. Ella McSweeney travelled to Navan to hear from all sides…

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