No Fry Zone! Order of Business - 27th January 2016

Posted on January 27, 2016

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Order of Business, Seanad Éireann - Raised Matters

Senator Ivana Bacik: I commend Senator Noone who yesterday on the Commencement raised the issue of a no-fry zone. This is an issue that is getting a great deal of support, particularly from parents. It seeks new planning regulations to ensure that chip shops cannot be located within 500 m of a school. This is part of a drive for healthier living and healthier eating among children in order to tackle the very worrying levels of obesity. I commend the Senator on raising it and lend my support to the many parents' groups supporting the no-fry zone campaign.

Link to full transcript of the Order of Business, 27th January 2016

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2016012700002?opendocument#A00100

Also a link to an Irish Times piece on Senator Noonan's 'No Fry Zone' drive.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/fg-senator-calls-for-no-fry-zone-near-schools-to-combat-obesity-1.2511571

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