The burnt-out Grenfell Tower: Rainscreen cladding on the  tower was, according to Rydon Construction, put there with the aim of “improving thermal insulation and modernising the exterior of the building”. The company finished refurbishing the building last summer.  Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The possibility of a Grenfell Tower-type fire in Ireland exists, according to a fire safety expert, but a representative of fire-fighters says the hei(...)