CORK’s County Hall – once Ireland’s tallest building – has the same controversial cladding which is being blamed for the speed of the fire which claimed at least 79 lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
Cork County Council made the admission today, saying: ‘It has come to light that a similar aluminium composite material panel has been used to a limited extent within the County Hall building.’
A statement said the panelling – referred to as Reynobond Aluminium Composite Material – has been installed around the external facade of the Council chamber within the main foyer of the building.
But the Council said that, having reviewed the matter, it doesn’t believe it poses ‘any risk’ because it ‘meets all safety requirements’.
However, the Council is going to commisison a report on the ‘proper installation’ of the material in question and ‘will take any further necessary action should this raise a concern of any nature’.