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New Wiring Rules IS10101 Courses

Two Courses running at present that may be of interest to you –

One course is approx 3.5 hours in duration and is in-house face to face.

Another course is online and is more in depth.

Please contact us for details should either be of interest to you.




On 23rd June last the High Court declared that all SEOs (i.e. construction, mechanical and electrical) were invalid.  This Judgment followed a case taken against the Minister, the Attorney General and the Labour Court.  The defendants in this case advised the High Court of their intention to appeal the decision and on 31st July last the High Court granted a stay on the construction and mechanical SEOs pending the outcome of the appeal to the Court of Appeal / Supreme Court.


The impact of the above is that the electrical SEO is no longer legally binding.  However, the construction and mechanical SEOs remain in place and are, therefore, fully operational.  The granting of a stay by the High Court means that construction workers have a legal entitlement to an increase in pay and pensions of 2.7% on 1st October next.

As you are already aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it’s now vital to limit social contact and avoid gatherings.

For that reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our annual Electrical Trade Show 2020.   While we know this is disappointing,

we hope you can understand the steps we are taking to help keep our staff, exhibitors and attendees safe and help prevent the further spread of the virus.

We have changed the date to Wednesday 24th February 2021 in the same venue, The Lucan Spa Hotel Co. Dublin.

Choosing to postpone our event was a difficult decision, especially when we have put time and effort into the planning and promotion.

However, by doing so, we will be keeping our attendees safe, helping to flatten the curve of the pandemic, and affecting positive change.

While this may cause some inconvenience in the short term, we can work on making our 2021 Electrical Trade Show our best one yet.

Thank you for your patience and support and for your understanding during these unprecedented times and we  will keep you updated as we receive further instructions / guidelines from the government / HSE.

Poster Trade Show POSTER 2021

We are delighted to inform you that The Electrical Trade Show 2020 will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 in full compliance with COVID-19 government guidelines.
As Citywest Hotel is now a self-isolation facility for COVID-19 patients we are hosting our annual trade show this year at the smaller venue of the Lucan Spa Hotel, Dublin.
We believe this event will afford us the opportunity to once again ‘rub shoulders’  together, while social distancing and return to positively celebrate the best our industry has to offer.
We are not by any means ignoring the severity of the current COVID-19 situation, but we have to stay positive and our Trade Show has a role to play in this.  A variety of seminars will be held throughout the day on various topics.  We look forward to welcoming you there.

1st July 2020

No   National or Collective Agreement   Exists.

 AECI would again like to confirm that the only Agreement between AECI & CONNECT Trade Union is the Terms & Conditions of the Electrical SEO 2019.

While the High Court has declared this SEO as invalid, AECI continue to use this as our T& C’s, not withstanding that there is a stay on the Pensions, Death in Service & Sick Pay .

CONNECT  incorrectly  state that Electrical Contractors  must   legally,  honour  “Collective or National Agreement”.

This is absolutely untrue and unfortunate that CONNECT does not do the honourable thing and admit to this as  “FAKE NEWS”.

Employment Law protects all workers particularly relating to their Terms & Conditions and AECI fully supports & adheres to this fact.

In the recent High Court decision (23rd June 2020) on the SEO’s,  Mr Justice Garrett Simons made a very clear and important statement that there is no “COLLECTIVE OR NATIONAL AGREEMENT”.  AECI are happy to continue striving for harmony in the Electrical Contracting Industry, with CONNECT & other employer bodies, however,  at  every turn CONNECT appear to undermine facts and makes it difficult to continue to trust them.


Chris Lundy

Executive Secretary

Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland)

Woodview Centre, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 610 2715



Dear Members,

I hope this email finds you safe and well.   Please see email below from Matt Burton, Philips re Free Connected Lighting Webinar hosted by Voltimum.


I hope you are all well during these unprecedented times.

A short note that we are hosting a free webinar for all electrical Installers/Contractors, next Friday 3rd April at 13:00. This is being hosted by Voltimum and I encourage your members to come and join us to develop their knowledge around Connected Lighting and self-commissioning our Interact Pro system.

The registration link is below. It will last for circa 1 hour with opportunity for live Q&A.

Please could you share with your members and let me know if you have any questions or would like anything further. We are here to support you and your members as much as possible.

Stay safe and we look forward to sharing more digital engagement opportunities until we can resume our face to face events with you.

Kind Regards

Matt Burton

Trade & Specification Channel Marketing & Operations Manager UK&I

 +44 7900 428373

Philips Centre, Guildford Business Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8XG







We have had a number of emails / phone calls regarding the Coronavirus and its effect on business and employment. The only advise that we can follow at the present time is what the government have published, please see the link below in regard to same along with a link to the HSE website regarding the Coronavirus on how to protect yourself and others you come into contact with.

We will update you as soon as we made aware of any changes / updates, we understand that this is a worrying time for employers and employees.



Please see below links to the New National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S. 10101

See below

AECI in conjunction with NSAI & Safe Electric will be resuming the seminars on I.S. 10101 and we can confirm these dates shortly.

NSAI have released today the press release for the New National Rules for Electrical Installations. This can be found on our NSAI webpage:

NSAI FAQs can be found here:

Attached is a copy of the NSAI press release, the CRU flow diagram and the Safe Electric Roadshow flyer.

The link below will bring you to the Safe Electric website where you will find FAQs.

Instead of circulating the CRU transition memo (N1714 & N1715) this information is now on the Safe Electric website which you can share with your members.

N Number Title (Description) Exp. Action Due Date Version Date
1720 Final Safe Electric Roadshow flyer 3 INFO None 2020-03-02
1719 CRU Flow Chart (replaces N 1716) INFO None 2020-03-02
1718 Press Release INFO None 2020-03-02

Download all documents as ZIP : ZIP-File

Access to NSAI eCommittees: Committee Homepage