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TDs' Kildare Street haunt among businesses closed by food safety inspectors

The FSAI issues such orders where it’s deemed “there’s likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises”.

THE TOWN BAR & Grill on Kildare Street was one of ten restaurants and other food businesses hit with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.

The eatery — which has long been popular with TDs and Senators — was closed down for one day for a breach of food safety legislation.

Food safety inspectors issue such orders where it’s deemed “there’s likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises” and can apply to all of a premises or just one section.

Five other Dublin businesses were also closed down last month — along with four elsewhere in the country.

They were:

  • Kebabish Original, 40 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
  • Bu Ali Tandoori, 28 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin 8
  • The Village Inn pub (kitchen on first floor and ice machine on ground floor only) Church Street, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Rico’s, 26A Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
  • Mirchi, 9 Townyard Lane, Malahide, Co. Dublin
  • Limerick Foodstore grocery (first floor only), 17 Davis Street, Limerick
  • Santori Indian Restaurant, Chapel Lane, Mill Race, Tuam, Galway
  • Bei Jing House, College Road, Mountbellew, Galway
  • Daybreak grocery (all activities carried out in the delicatessen), The Square, Ferns, Wexford

Additionally, four ‘prohibition orders’ — which bar the sale of just one product — were issued to businesses in Galway, Limerick and Dublin.

“It is not acceptable for any food business to potentially put their customers’ health at risk,” FSAI CEO Alan Reilly said in a statement.

Each Closure Order undermines consumer confidence in food safety which not only affects the food business involved, but the industry as a whole.

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