Kingspan in the dock in public inquiry over Grenfell Tower fire

The insulation firm has been accused of a playing a central role in the 2017 London tragedy and trying to ‘trivialise its wrongdoing’

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
8th November, 2020
Kingspan in the dock in public inquiry over Grenfell Tower fire
The Grenfell Tower in London, in which 72 people died in a fire that destroyed the building in 2017

Kingspan, the Irish insulation manufacturer, was accused of being “seminally causative” in the Grenfell Tower fire, a public inquiry in London heard last week.

The company was also accused of having sought to “to circumvent [statutory regulations and guidance] by clever marketing”, and of having significantly influenced the drafting of the guidance on certain insulation products.

The company showed “a complete lack of candour” in its dealings with certification bodies, of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Dingle boatmen claim government has left them high and dry with no support

SMEs Donal MacNamee 1 day ago

Business owners ‘over the moon’ as trial traffic reduction on Merrion Row gets go-ahead

Business Eva Short 2 days ago