Government warned after Grenfell blaze about fire dangers to high-rises

8th July, 2018
The remains of the Grenfell Tower,

It has emerged that the government was told by Kingspan, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials and one of Ireland’s biggest companies, that its post-Grenfell Tower plans to inspect high-rise buildings for fire safety did not go far enough.

In an email to housing minister Eoghan Murphy, written earlier this year, Kingspan’s head of fire engineering Tony Ryan said the government needed to mirror the approach taken by...

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