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Friday 7th December 2018 14:22

Learning Events

International Day for People with Disabilities Lunch & Learn talk / Niall O’Hanlon Folks,
To mark International Day for People with Disabilities we are holding a Lunch & Learn talk. When: Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Time: from 12:30pm to 2pm
Where: Conference Room 3, Three Gateway Building
To book your place please email me at You never know there might be some festive treats available, so book early We will have two speakers:
Seònaid Ó Murchadha –
· Founder of Amputee Disability Federation Ireland, she has been promoting the employment of people with disabilities for over 20 years, using her unique perception and engaging methods of communication to highlight the abilities of people with disabilities.
· She is a former presenter of RTE 1 TV – Three60 and RTE radio 1 – Outside the Box, she uses bionic technology on a daily basis to overcome the obstacles of living and working independently in an inaccessible world.
· Most recently, she worked at the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD) on their workplace placement initiative, the Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) Programme, where she supported employers to recruit and place graduates with disabilities in mainstream employment.
· She is currently working as Project Manager for the Employer Disability Information service supporting Irish employers to employ, recruit and retain people with disabilities as well as helping companies drive their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Seonaid brings a unique perspective to living with a disability and brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of employing people with disabilities.
Robert Forde –
· He joined ESB in 2006 and is one of the first Trainees to be offered full time employment from the successful ESB Traineeship Programme for People with disabilities. He is presently based in Electric Ireland in Santry · He is a visually impaired motivational speaker from Swords, Dublin.
· He travels around Ireland sharing his experience of becoming blind at a young age, and how he has overcome his disability to do the things most important to him, in life. · He has developed his own website,
Robert was asked “So, how do you view the world?” and in Roberts own determined manner, he replied:
“Initially I had doubts I would get a job or be able to move on in life after being left blind but I proved that attitude wrong. Instead of learning to live with blindness, I made the blindness learn to live with me! I was going to succeed and that was all that mattered.”
Robert tells his story of losing his sight, from when he was young to the present day, in a very entertaining and upbeat way.
Please come along and enjoy, who knows there might be some Xmas treats available. Regards
Niall O’Hanlon | Access Officer | Tel: 01 7027870

People Leaving

Retirement of Gerry Mooney, Senior Manager, ESB Networks / Denise Fannin
It is with a very unusual sense of joy, sadness, delight, disappointment, pride and even unknown that we will lose Gerry from the ESB family when he retires in the coming weeks.
A Stallworth within the Networks and ESB leadership teams, he has guided, influenced and changed the shape & direction of ESB, with a clear compass of seeking to do the right thing. Over the course of almost 40 years Gerry has come up trumps in times of need for the company, for all of us his colleagues and on many an occasion for individuals – the best of which may never be known about !
Although a Dub, Gerry travelled during his career and was to be found in Sligo as Regional Manager, on ESBI consultancy in Saudi Arabia & Ghana and indeed British Leyland before joining ESB.
This diversity in Gerrys career wasn’t just geographic, and he is known for his successes in Organisational Transformation for Safety, Networks HR & IR Manager, Head Of HV Delivery & Contracting, and many other roles right back to his first role in ESB as Line Design Engineer in 1979.
Gerry is a close friend and colleague to many us. We have enjoyed working with him, have learnt much in that time and wish him every happiness and success on his travels – be it route 66 on the bike or his new journeys in life.
Gerry would like to welcome his current and former colleagues and friends to his retirement function in The Waterloo Bar, Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4, at 5:30pm on Thursday 20th December,
For those wishing to make a contribution to Gerry’s retirement presentation please contact Denise Fannin, Clanwilliam House, ext: 26632 or Hugh Connaughton, Leopardstown ext: 43532.

Paul Mulvaney