Residents in Skerries in North County Dublin are appealing Fingal County Council's decision to allow a new fast-food drive-thru to be built in Skerries.
The site is 100 metres away from a school and 50 metres away from a residential area.
One in five children in Ireland is classified as obese.
A recent Oireachtas Committee report recommended that so-called ‘no fry zones’ be implemented around schools in a bid to tackle the issue.
Professor Niall Moyna from DCU's School of Health and Human Performance
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.
Skerries resident Karen Power is on The Drive-Thru Opposition Committee
Locals managed to raise €10,000 through a GoFundMe account to appeal the decision
Ms Power can not understand how the permission was granted in the first place.
A decision is due on the case next month.