Four Dublin premises had closure orders served on them by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) last month.
Fourteen closure orders and one prohibition order were served on businesses nationwide during May for breaches of food safety legislation, the FSAI said.
A closure order under the FSAI Act was served on the Dragon Taste restaurant at 386 South Circular Road, Dolphins Bar, Dublin 8, on May 26.
Such an order is served where it is deemed that “there is, or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at, or in the premises; or where an Improvement Order is not complied with”.
Closure orders can refer to the immediate closure of all or part of the food premises, or all or some of its activities, the FSAI said.
Meanwhile, 10 closure orders were served under EC regulations, where there was deemed to be non-compliance with food legislation, the FSAI said
The Manor Take Away, Manor Mall Shopping Centre, Brackenstown Road, Swords, was served with an order on May 25, but it was lifted two days later.
John Doyle’s Bar in Phibsboro Road, Dublin 7, was also served with an order.
This was in relation to the production of ice in the machine in the basement.
However, Cindy Berzinskiene, the manager of the bar, told the Herald that the issue has been resolved.
“We got a new ice machine,” she said.
An ice machine had been in the basement for many years, but the new one is in the bar.
Ms Berzinskiene said that the bar had not been forced to closed.
Rather, they were just advised not to use the ice machine in the basement.
Starry Kitchen, a Chinese and Thai restaurant and take away at 110 Upper Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra, was also served with an order on May 7. It was lifted the following day.
FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said the great majority of food businesses maintain the highest standards.