(Thanks Hempland (other legal ganja-based product outlets are available))
Camden Rotisserie on Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2 which is appealing a closure order
The Food Safety Authority has announced that, during October, it served 14 closure orders on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation, one improvement order and two prohibition orders.
On its website, the FSAI explained some of the general reasons for the orders.
Rodent paw marks on dusty shelves; gnaw marks on coffee bean bags; two dead rats found in the dry goods storeroom; rusted and dirty interior of a mincing machine; an absence of staff food hygiene training records for all food handlers; and one business did not have the facilities to sell and supply fresh fish and crustaceans as there was no dedicated area for handling the fresh fish and crustaceans.
The reasons also included a food worker handling raw frozen burger meat and not changing gloves when dressing cooked burgers; and when management were asked about two complaints regarding maggots in fish they could provide no information with regard to traceability of the product or to where the remainder of implicated fish had been disposed of.
The 14 closure orders were served on:
NKD Pizza (Take Away), 9 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
The Whole Hoggs (Small Meat Manufacturing Plant), Rathmaiden, Slane, Meath
Euro Corner (Retailer), (Closed area: all of the business except [from 10 October 2019] the grocery in the front of the ground floor, for sales of pre-packed ambient foods only) 13 Broad Street, Waterford City, Waterford
Instanbel Buffet House, 90-91 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Glyde Fries Takeaway, Main Street, Tallanstown, Louth
Wisla (Retailer), Unit 2, Park Road Business Park, Park Road, Waterford
Celtic Pure (Packaged Water), Corcreagh, Shercock PO, Monaghan
Cloncat Service Station (Retailer), (Closed Activity: Using water sourced from the private well supplying the business for 1. drinking; 2. making hot/cold drinks or ice; 3. food preparation i.e. washing, 4. as an ingredient in any food prepared on premises) Fordstown, Navan, Meath
Hot & Tasty Foodstall (Take Away), Main Road, Ballyforan, Roscommon
Indian Moon (Take Away), 3A West Douglas, Douglas, Cork
C&E (Retailer), (Closed activity: the sale and supply of fresh fish and crustaceans), 19 Catherine Street, Limerick
U Pick Store (Retailer) Unit 6, Westside Business Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway
Gabriela’s Tea Room (Restaurant), (Closed activity: the manufacture of cakes and confectionery on the premises) Cavan Street, Oldcastle, Meath
Camden Rotisserie (under appeal) (Restaurant – Café), 37 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2
Dr Pamela Byrne, CEO of FSAI, said: “Seventeen Enforcement Orders in one month is the highest in a month to date this year and this is an unacceptable number.”
A letter circulated to Ulster Bank staff this morning.
Gig venues are going bang left, right and centre these days, so this one will be no surprise to some, but hugely sad – the Pine Lodge, overlooking the beach in Myrtleville, Co. Cork, is under new management, with the venue’s old gig business to be wound down.
Sez the venue’s incredibly well-maintained fansite:
Sad news folks, the Pine Lodge is now under new ownership. The venue is currently closed for repair and renovations and it is not expected that the new owners will have the same interest in live music.
Thank you to Paddy & crew for flying the flag for so long and to the many top acts who performed in Myrtleville, you will not be forgotten.
Sad times, especially for a great amount of the present Cork city scene, many of whom cut their teeth in various capacities, in this place among others.
The Rape Crisis Midwest writes:
Rape Crisis Midwest was established 32 years ago and is a regional organisation serving Clare, Limerick and Tipperary. We provide a confidential one to one counselling service to both male and female survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. We see approximately 80 clients a week in the entire Midwest.
Our head office is based at Phoenix House, Punch’s Close, Rosbrien Road, Limerick. We also have services operating in Clare and Tipperary. The Clare service is based at Tracklands Business Park, Clonroadmore, Ennis serving the entire County of Clare. The Tipperary service is based in Silverview, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
The financial status of the centre is at a critical point. We are part funded by the Child and Family Agency and like many other charities, have experienced significant cut backs over the last number of years. There is no reasonable prospect of meeting our shortfall, estimated to be in the region of €120,000 in the entire Midwest. The current fundraising programme in place will not satisfy that shortfall.
We regrettably have been forced to implement cost saving measures including a decision to temporarily close the Clare and Tipperary service for at least one month and possibly more. In addition, we have had to implement similar measures in Limerick and will only be in a position to offer a skeletal and limited service over the coming months. This is a decision that we have not taken lightly and has come on the back of additional significant cost saving measures over the last number of years.
We are appealing to the public to help fund the centres and to donate to us in a number of ways:
1. Log on to rapecrisis.ie and follow the link to donate – you can donate via your credit or debit card
2. Contact us on 1800 311511 and donate now
3. Get involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1800311511
It is ironic that during difficult economic times, demand for the service in the centres is even greater and we do not wish to have to close our doors to those who are most vulnerable in society. Please assist in helping to save our centre and providing this much-needed service to survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.
Thanks Karl Murray