Requirements for cables under the CPR are new since 2017. Electrical specifiers and installers need to follow the requirements for the country in which they work. Over time, CPR requirements will become ever more embedded into national regulations, design codes, product and installation standards, and into the education and training of professionals in the electrical sector.
Although there is a common system applied by cable manufacturers and Notified Bodies to the classification of cables under the CPR, each country has its own local approach to laws, regulations, standards and guidance for CPR and cables as they are used in buildings and related applications. Electrical specifiers and installers need to follow local requirements. Information for Ireland can be found below.
The CPR legal requirements for products used in buildings and related applications in Ireland are set out in the Building Control Acts and related Technical Guidance. Currently Part B (Fire Safety) does not cover cables. https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/building-standards/building-standards
Electrical installations (including cables) are covered by the National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S. 10101:2020. https://shop.standards.ie/en-ie/Standards/I-S-10101-2020-1180293_SAIG_NSAI_NSAI_2816684/
In Ireland you should initially contact the supplier (the cable manufacturer or wholesaler who supplied the cable), but if you need additional installation advice you may contact Safe Electric for advice. https://safeelectric.ie/contractors/
If you need information about cables and CPR this may be obtained from BCA. https://www.bcauk.org/