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20th Dec 2016

Fade St Social One Of Four Dublin Spots Closed Over ‘Grave And Immediate Danger To Public Health’


Fade Street Social was one of four Dublin premises served closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in July.

The order served on the high-profile restaurant – which is owned by Dylan McGrath – was served on July 15 under the FSAI Act 1998, and lifted the following day. 

According to that act, a closure order is served “where an authorised officer is of the opinion that there is or is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health”.

The Fade Street restaurant was one of two Dublin restaurants served under that act, alongside the Majas Virtue food stall which operated at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park.

This order was served on July 3 and has not yet been lifted, according to information on the FSAI website.

Also closed under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, were:

  • The kitchen and food service area of the Sandyford House (lifted on July 18), and
  • The Lucky Dragon in Cabra (lifted on July 9)

Outside Dublin, another eight premises were served with closure orders. Aside from the restaurants listed above, those closed under the FSAI act were:

  • Blueberries “Pop Up” (restaurant), No 13 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Cork;
  • The Spice House (restaurant), 2 Church Street, Cavan;
  • Nite Star (take away), Main Street, Glenties, Donegal

And those under the EC act were:

  • Chen’s Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Laois
  • Cashel Take Away Foodstall, Cashel, Achill, Mayo
  • The Jolly Roger (closed activity – food production, handling and storage), Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Cork
  • Azeem Meat and Grocery, 2 Pound Street, Edgeworthstown, Longford
  • Craigs Fresh (wholesale), Drumnabratty, Raphoe, Donegal.