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B&B owner rejects claim man was forced to cook on street

The owner of a B&B where a homeless Laois man was staying has rejected the accusation that he ‘forced to cook food on the street’.

The owner of the B&B spoke to LaoisToday after we reported that people were shocked at images of Paul Tynan cooking food on the side of the street in Mountmellick.

The owner told us that Mr Tynan was staying with them where he is being provided temporary accommodation on a B&B basis.

Under health and safety grounds, people who stay in this type of accommodation are not allowed to cook in their rooms.

They have not got the facilities to do so and it is dangerous and a fire hazard to others living in the B&B.

The owner says these rooms are not flats or apartments, for reasons of health and safety and as a breech of fire regulations it was requested that all cooking is prohibited in the rooms.

People who stay in the B&B can get a full Irish breakfast and although they are supposed to leave the accommodation at 9am, the owner says they allow them to stay in their rooms until 1pm.

The owner of the B&B contests the information highlighted in the previous article and LaoisToday are happy to correct the record in this regard.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.