A report into fire safety has found there are no concerns that a fire like the Grenfell Tower blaze in London could happen here.

A taskforce set up in the wake of the tragedy found that conditions that existed in the Grenfell Tower fire do not appear to be present in this country.

The taskforce was set up by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the wake of the blaze last June in which 71 people died.

The report looked at fire safety in social housing and in medium to high rise buildings.

Surveys were undertaken in 1,227 buildings with more than 16,000 residential units.

It found 94% of buildings had fire detection and alarm systems.

Emergency lighting in common escapes routes was confirmed in 93% of buildings.

4%, or 25 buildings, were undergoing upgrade works to their early detection systems.

The taskforce found cladding was an issue in a small number of buildings and assessments were sought in 226 cases.

Work is complete on 108 buildings and is ongoing on a number of other buildings.

Less than 20 buildings required work which involved replacing cladding. 

The taskforce expressed concern about overcrowding in "lower end, high density accommodation".

It said it wants to see the introduction of an inspection regime to address this.

The taskforce recommended the introduction of a public notice of fire safety in every public building, including hotels and shopping centres, and a national campaign highlighting the importance of smoke alarms in the home.

It raised concerns that some tenants in rental properties had removed fire detection and alarm systems.

The taskforce said that where this happens in social housing, possible eviction should be considered.

Minister Murphy has accepted the taskforce's 50 recommendations and brought the report to Government.

The Management Board of the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management will have to oversee and report on the implementation of the recommendations.