ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 3 Editorial electric.ie Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd., Excel Electric Centre, Bluebell Avenue, Dublin 12 Tel: (01) 4080256 Info@electric.ie Reg. Dublin: 512293 Our Team Colin Sherlock Sales & Marketing Manager Layout/Design email@example.com Sarah Malone Administration firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The industry welcomes Tim Ferris (O'Shea's Electrical) as ECA President, and ColmWalsh (C.W. Electrical) as president of the AECI. Still on the subject of training, we report on the presentation of new training by EDA (Electrical Distributors’ Association) at their business forum in Belfast. In this issue we include coverage of recent trade events: • Edmundson Electrical completed a major refurbishment of their Glasnevin branch with large modern trade counter. • Rittal have recently launched the new VX25 range of enclosures. • Ansell Lighting established a new lighting showroom in Dublin. Voting is now open for the EIFI Electrical Industry Awards 2018. See www.electric.ie or ǤƤǤ Ǥ have a favourite wholesaler or distributor, now is your chance to show your appreciation and give them a vote. Precision Cables tells us that Sean Cox continues to recover slowly in Beaumount Hospital. The electrical industry would like to extend our very best wishes to Sean and his family. ETCI Bursary for Development and Education See page 44 Cormac Mulroy (M&L), Paul McGarry, Paul Haslam (AP Haslam) at the Rittal VX25 product launch. ColmWalsh, President of the AECI ColmWalsh, President of the AECI Tim Ferris, President of the ECA The EIFI and the ETCI met recently to mark the establishment of the new ETCI Bursary. This fund is intended to support education and development across the electrical sector.