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Thursday 2nd May 2019 14:22


Death of Brigid Keane, Mother of Tony Keane , IT Delivery, Dublin /
Brigid Keane (née Sheehan) of Shankill, Co. Dublin and late of Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow died on 30th April, 2019, peacefully, in her 90th year, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, beloved wife of the late Andrew, loved and loving mother of Anthony, Catherine, Maria, John, Eleanor, Angela and Deirdre, a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother and sister of Mag; she will be sadly missed by her sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, extended family and friends. May she rest in peace
A gathering for family and friends will take place at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray on Monday, 6th May, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm with prayers at 6.00pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday, 7th May, at 10.00am in St. Anne’s Church, Shankill followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent’s Foundation, Palliative Care can be made at the funeral home, church or online at

Death of James Reid, former Apprentice. /
The death has occurred of James Reid, former apprentice.
REID, James Thomas (Rolestown and Toronto, Canada) – April 22, 2019, (suddenly) in Canada; sadly missed by his loving mother Ann, partner Emily, brother John and his partner Ruth, sisters Rebekah and Deborah, nana Peggy, aunts, uncles, cousins, the O’Brien family, relatives and a large circle of friends in Dublin, Galway, Toronto and Montauk.
A remembrance service will take place on Saturday (4th May) morning in Dardistown Crematorium Chapel at 10 a.m.

Treacy (nee Smyth) Mary (May), Crossdrum, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. 01/05/2019. Peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by her loving husband Mike. Deeply regretted by her sons and daughters, Declan, Eithne, Benny, Sean and Patricia, daughters-in-law Mary and Teresa, son-in-law George, sisters Bridie and Monica, grandchildren Susan, Jennifer, Michael, Declan, Colm, Ciaran, Aine, Donal and Cait, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. May Mary Rest in Peace.

Reposing at her home on Thursday, 2nd May, from 2pm to 10pm. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 11am in St. Brigid’s Church, Ballinacree with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. House private on Friday morning please. Family flowers only.

Funeral Notice for Francis Maher, Brother of Billy Maher, HV Stations , Limerick. /
It is with regret we wish to inform you of the death of Francis Maher , brother of Billy Maher , Hv Stations, Limerick. Funeral Arrangements as follows:
Reposing at his residence this Thursday evening from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday in St. John the Baptist Church, Clonoulty at 11am followed by Burial in Clonoulty Cemetery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Billy and his family at this sad time. May He Rest in Peace.

Martin O’Grady RIP (father of Michael O’Grady Former H&W Mgr. GWM) / Seamus Reilly, EAP Sligo The death has occurred of Martin O’GRADY
Clogher, Monasteraden, Sligo / Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon , (father of Michael O’Grady, former STSS Sligo, & H&W Mgr. GWM – Michael is presently on a Career Break)
Martin Grady – (Clogher, Monasteraden, Co. Sligo) – May 1st, 2019, (Peacefully) at The Oakwood Nursing Home, Ballaghaderreen; Martin worked as a Contract Meter Reader for ESB in the Ballaghaderreen area for many years.
Martin. Pre-deceased by his sister Mary Ellen. Sadly missed by his wife Mary, sons Micheál (Boyle), Aidan (Clogher) and Des (Tarmonbarry), daughter Geraldine (Carracastle), sisters Catherine (Romford) and Bridget (Pinner), grandchildren Leeann, Seána, Carra, Kian, Katelyn, Evan, Eoin, Conor, Laura, Colin and Blaíthín, son-in-law Al, daughters-in-law Pauline, Keva and Marian, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friend Funeral arrangements as follows;
Martin will repose in his home Clogher, Monasteraden on Friday from 2pm until 8pm. (House private thereafter, please). Removal on Saturday to St. Aidan’s Church, Monasteraden arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 2pm, followed by interment in Kilcolman Cemetery, Ballaghaderreen.
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired to the North West Hospice, Sligo c/o Tom Sharkey & Sons, Funeral Directors.
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Michael & all his Family at this sad time. May He Rest in Peace.

Events & Launches

9 Days until Darkness Into Light- Have you Registered? / Isabelle O’Neill Join us in waking from Darkness into Light and Experience the Power of Hope.
Already many thousands of people experience the power of hope that taking part in Darkness Into Light brings. We are extending the invitation to all of our staff to experience it also and to help further strengthen the amazing power of hope brought about by the event by signing up to walk on Saturday, May 11th.
To find your nearest venue or to register for the walk visit #ThePowerOfHope

Ardnacrusha Power Station Summer Tours / Aisling Delaney
We are once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station to schools and the general public for a unique visitor experience into Ireland’s first national hydro-electric station in Co. Clare this summer.
School group visits are being facilitated from 23 May to 28 June 2019, while public tours run from 1 July to 13 September 2019. The free guided tours run from Monday to Friday, last approximately 90 minutes and each tour can accommodate groups of up to 30. All bookings can be made online at
Please note separate dates above for schools and public tours before making a booking.

Water, Energy and the Climate Challenge in 21st Century Ireland / UCD Engineering Graduates Association Presents:
ARUP Spring Panel Discussion 2019
Date: TODAY Thursday 2nd May 6.30PM
Venue: Theatre 326, Engineering & Materials Science Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 RSVP:
A “perfect storm” is developing in the water, energy and climate change nexus in Ireland. On the one hand, Ireland’s economic and social development, along with the historic investment deficit in our water services, present a major challenge to Irish Water and our society in delivering 21st century water services. On the other hand, the increasing energy requirements needed to meet modern water production, waste water treatment, pumping and processing, including inter-basin transfers, is very significant (Irish Water is already the largest electricity user in the public sector) and must also be coupled to all the other ever-increasing demands for a reliably powered, connected way of living. Both of these are related to the climate challenge and our ever-expanding climate change obligations and will exercise the minds of all involved in water and energy management in this country, if we are to satisfactorily square this circle.

The ARUP Spring Panel Discussion 2019, hosted by the UCD Engineering Graduates Association will address this intriguing topic with contributions from Jerry Grant, former MD of Irish Water; Dr. Eddie O’Connor, Chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power and Peter O’Shea, Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs at ESB, with the event moderated by Catherine Buckley, ARUP Ireland’s Manager of Water.

People Leaving

Celebrating Ollie Brogan’s ESB Career / Maureen Ferguson
Celebrating Ollie Brogan’s ESB Career
After over 40 years, Ollie is bringing his career in ESB to a close at the end of May. Ollie joined ESB in 1978 and started his career here as a civil design engineer. He was awarded a master’s degree for his work on flood estimation for design assessment of ESB’s hydro dams and also holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering.
Ollie then left engineering to progress a wide and varied career in almost every part of ESB. He worked as a Senior Logistics Manager in Materials Department, was the manager of Central Stores, and was the Sales and HR Manager for ESB Retail. He worked as ESB’s Marketing Manager and led the Demand Side Management Programme while in this role. He moved to a senior role in corporate change and was the HR Manager in Power Generation. Next stop was as Head of Corporate Affairs and then he moved to Head of Customer Supply (now Electric Ireland).
Ollie came back to ESB International in 2007 when he became General Manager of Engineering Solutions. Following a period as Acting HR Director, Ollie became the Managing Director of ESB International in 2011. This is a role that brought Ollie back to his roots in engineering while using his marketing and negotiation skills to win new international contracts. This was also a time of major investment in ESB Networks and Generation & Trading.
Ollie has made a huge contribution to ESB during his career and I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend Ollie’s presentation and to wish him well in his new chapter. Ollie’s presentation will be made by Pat O’Doherty, ESB Chief Executive, and will take place on 31st May at the Engineering and Major Projects office at 1 Dublin Airport Central at 4 p.m. This will be followed by a BBQ in the Radisson hotel. If you would like to attend the BBQ, please let Maureen Ferguson know to plan for numbers.
If you would like to contribute to his collection, please contact any of the following: Maureen Ferguson, 5N, One Dublin Airport Central
Tracy Dillon, 4S, One Dublin Airport Central
Bevin Cody, Desk. No.: 2.4.003, 4th Floor, Gateway
Noreen Walsh, Desk. No.: 2.3.04, 3rd Floor, Gateway

Nicholas Tarrant | Executive Director, ESB Engineering and Major Projects |
Mick Clavin, ESB Telecoms is retiring after 38 years’ service / Brian Fagan
Mick Clavin of ESB Telecoms has announced his decision to retire after 38 years service to the ESB.
Micks career has taken him to many areas of ESB Networks including recently ESB telecoms, Towerco, New Buisness development, Distribution, Records Office South Lotts road and Leopardstown
Micks work will leave a lasting legacy particularly in Telecoms and his knowledge amassed throughout his career has been of great addition to the company We wish him all the best in his retirement.

Retirement of Pat Tobin, HV Stations Supervisor Enniscorthy / Mike Tobin
After close to 50 years of dedicated service, Pat has decided to retire from ESB and move on to newer pastures.
Over the years, Pat has carried out a number of critical roles, bringing his vast knowledge and experience to each with great enthusiasm and vigour.
Even in his final year, Pat was willing to dedicate himself to the cause of developing the new Company Standard and associated procedures for working in HV substations.
Pat is hoping to celebrate his retirement, along with family, friends and work colleagues alike, at Rapparees/Starlights GAA Club, Enniscorthy on Friday 17 May. All are welcome to celebrate this momentous occasion.
We hope to make a presentation on the night and anyone wishing to be associated should contact one of the following who will gratefully acknowledge every contribution. • Marie Redmond, Paula McCarthy, Dave McCarthy – Enniscorthy • Tom Morrissey – Portlaosie

Sports & Social

ESB GAA Club introduces ‘Championship Watch’ / ESB GAA Club
Rise & shine – it’s Championship time!
The GAA championship kicks off this weekend with action in the Connacht Senior Football Championship. Will this finally be Mayo’s year? Has London a chance of getting past last year’s semi-finalists? Championship Watch is a new initiative for 2019 aiming to let you know of the championship fixtures for that upcoming weekend and also to highlight any ESB staff involvement in those games. If you have any insider knowledge / juicy gossip / nerdy facts – especially involving ESB players in any of this year’s championship – please let us know on Check out all the fixtures on See what New York are doing to develop home-grown talent here.
Geekfact – London won the Senior Hurling Championship in 1901. Other counties to have also won it only once are Kerry and Laois.