The Exchange in Waterford was served with a closure order last month
A Waterford pub was given a closure order by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.
An authorised Health Service Executive officer found there to be a "grave and immediate danger" after The Exchange in Ballybricken failed to comply with hygiene of foodstuffs regulations. "Evidence of rodent activity was found in the bar area, posing a risk of contamination to foodstuffs, food preparation surfaces, equipment and utensils," the food hygiene inspectors report dated January 3 stated.
"Rodents transmit pathogens through faeces and urine, which may lead to a serious risk to public health."
The order was lifted four days later.