Councillor calls for by-laws against photographing children in playgrounds

A Donegal County Councillor says proposed new by-laws in Cork, which will make it an offence to take photos of children in playgrounds, should be considered here.

The draft document states no person, unless they are a member of a family, shall operate, or use a camera, camera phone, video or any other media device in a playground without authorisation from the council.

The move is being labelled as an effort to target paedophiles.

Donegal Councillor Dessie Larkin says councils should be sure that they are implementing best practice at all times, and he will be raising the issue at a Joint Policing Committee meeting next week: