Eleven food businesses were issued with closure orders from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in June – the highest number in any month so far this year.
Four food businesses at Dublin's Moore Street Mall received closure orders because of mouse and cockroach infestations.
Health inspectors found mouse droppings on food handling equipment in one restaurant and cockroaches, dead and alive, in the others.
The Food Safety Authority's told the businesses to bring in exterminators and clean up their kitchens.
Five closure orders were served in June under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 including Golden Sea Restaurant on Thomas Street in Castlebar.
The Castlebar Restaurant was served a closure order on June 7th which was lifted four days later.
June was the busiest month of the year for the authority, with closure orders issued to eleven businesses across the country.