Seven businesses have been served with closure orders after breaching food safety rules over the month of October.
The affected restaurants in Dublin are:
- Diner Thai & Chinese Take-away, 1 Ongar Square, Dublin 15
- Mi Thai (restaurant), 87b Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
- Tasty Hut (takeaway), 61 Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Meanwhile, four business around the country have also been dealt with closure orders:
- Regent Inn (restaurant/café), Unit 3, Haymarket, Drogheda, Louth
- Speedo Pizza Kebab (takeaway), 41 Lord Edward Street, Limerick
- Phoenix House (takeaway), Unit 6, Riversdale, Rathcormac, Cork
- Mike Sheahan Butchers, Church Street, Caherciveen, Kerry
These closure orders were given as a result of non-compliance with food legislation.
Meanwhile, The Zam Zam Kebab House of Mallin Street, Wexford was served with a prosecution by the HSE.
The Food Safety Authority says in one case there was a widespread cockroach infestation throughout the premises, with some crawling on walls in the main dining area.
Others had no hot water to clean dishes, while some had no records to show staff had been trained properly in food hygiene.