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# hygiene

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Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year
Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants were in Ireland last year
'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly'
'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May
Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April
A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year
These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month
Is it better to shower in the morning or at night?
Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...
Do astronauts shower while they're in space?
An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat
Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses
'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints
Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in...
What can your nails tell you about your health?
Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives
China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald's, KFC
SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students
Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?
Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets
End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month
Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports
Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'
Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene
Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital
This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom
New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market
Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital
One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July
The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?
The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?
Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May
No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu