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They may be your little bundle of joy, but not everyone finds it joyous to be bundled in beside babies and buggies when eating out, writes Catherine O'Mahony.

20th January, 2013
Nobody, no matter how much they adore kids, truly relishes being surrounded by them while eating out.

Last week, a very modern social dilemma unfolded in Dublin. Robbie Fox, the owner of Bellucci's pizzeria in Ballsbridge, struck a raw nerve with parents and other diners when he decided he no longer wanted babies on his restaurant's premises at lunchtime. An American restaurant hit the headlines with a similar punch in 2011, after it banned children under six.

That venue was not a particularly posh or even well-known establishment; it was a local business...

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