Electric.ie Magazine Nov - Dec 2019

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 5 Editorial electric.ie Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd., Excel Electric Centre, Bluebell Avenue, Dublin 12 Tel: (01) 4080256 Info@electric.ie Reg. Dublin: 512293 Colin Sherlock Sales & Marketing Manager Layout/Design colin.sherlock@electric.ie DISCLAIMER Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. accept no respon- siblity for the accuracy of contributed articles or statements appearing in this publication. PRINTED IN IRELAND By Turner’s Printing Co. Ltd Electric.ie is published by Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. The magazine is circulated throughout Ireland and is available on wholesale trade counters and from representatives of electrical distributors who are members of EMDA The editor welcomes: contributions of technical papers, information on new products, details of installation projects and all editorial input of interest to our readers. EIFI Awards Lunch: ECI Lighting win the Lighting Project of the Year for ORACLE Block A Welcome to the November/December edition of ELECTRIC.ie . The industry has had a lot going on over the last two months. The EIFI Electrical Industry Awards was a great success with over 300 people in attendance. This event is just getting bigger and bigger and now enjoys a lot of mainstream press coverage as well. Congratulations to all of the winners. Thanks to all the sponsors, judges and all the companies that participated. This year, two giants of the electrical industry over the last few decades are retiring as managing directors. Paddy Sugrue of Kellihers and Brendan Walsh of Ventilux. In this issue, we chat to both of them. Join us in wishing them well in their retirement. In other news, we report on.... • The AECI annual trade show in Citywest Hotel. • The Demesne Electrical 'Premier League Trade Event" • The Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Event • The AECI Seminars on wiring rules • EWL Waterford celebrate new showroom and trade counter. • ABB have a data center expert day The IEBA Ball is, once again being held this year in the 5 Star Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge on 22nd November. We are delighted to report that the event is SOLD OUT. We look forward to seeing you all there. Have a happy Christmas. Charles Dunn - New Wiring Rules Brendan Walsh, Ventilux