News items

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

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our first Membership Draw was the Tritech Group, congratulation from all the Staff and Council Members at AECI.

We would like to thank all our members for their support and for supporting the Electrical Contracting Industry.




Council Members and non- Council Members

Representation on behalf of AECI 2020

Brian Flanagan                              NSAI  ETC (Electro Technical Council)  Overseeing all TC’s (Technical Committees)

Colm Walsh                                     NSAI   IS3217 Emergency Lighting Standards / EIFI / Solas / NJIC

Brian Hickey                                   NSAI   TC2    National Wiring Rules  ( IS 10101)

Dermot Mc Clannon Jnr.           NSAI   TC4    Switchgear

Keith Ennis                                      NSAI    TC6   Equipment for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Michael O Hara                              NSAI    High Voltage Field

Mattie Ryan                                     Safe Electric / RECI Chairman

Darren Kinsella                             EVCIA (Electric Vehicle Chargers Installers Association)

Chris Lundy                                     RECI / CRU / SOLAS / EIFI / NJIC / Connect Trade Union

Seamus Byrne, Mick Costello & Michael Kelly – Tendering & Contracts:

                                                              G.C.C.C. (Government Construction Contracts Committee)

                                                              AECI (Association of Consulting Engineers)

                                                              SCSI (Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland)

                                                              EIFI (Electrical Industry Federation)

                                                              CIF (Construction Industry Federation)



The Electrical Trade Show 2020 will take place on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 in the Lucan Spa Hotel, Dublin from 10am to 6pm.
More details to follow shortly…

For your information, Part L, Technical Guidance Documents L and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Regulations relating to Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure and Building Automation and Control Systems have been published for Public Consultation on the DHPLG website.

The link to the public consultation documents is provided below:

The closing date for submissions is the 5th February 2020.