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Events & Launches

A Story of Darkness Into Light / Louise Myron
WATCH: This moving story from just one of the thousands of participants who walked from Darkness Into Light this year
To watch just one of the many stories of why participants walk from Darkness Into Light, click the link here.
Johnny and Gertie Fox are one of the thousands of participants of Darkness Into light who have a moving story to tell. However, what makes their story different is that they were a part of the Pieta committee that created the idea for Darkness into Light in 2008. What then started with 479 participants in one venue, Darkness into light has since grown into a global movement of 200,000 people strong across five continents thanks to the help from people like the Foxes and the thousands of volunteers and participants who contribute to #ThePowerOfHope.
Ardnacrusha Power Station Summer Tours / Aisling Delaney
We are opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station next week to schools and the general public for summer tours.
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 spread the word if you know of anyone who might be interested in visiting Ardnacrusha over the summer. For more information, please contact (ext: 26327)

Are boys are better than girls?? / Mark Bennett
Limerick based colleagues, if you would like to find out the answer to that, and 140 more curious questions, then join us at ESB Science Blast in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick next week (May 21st – 23rd) between 10am and 2pm. **
ESB Science Blast empowers children to discover the science behind a simple question that interests them and then present their findings at one of three showcase events around the country.
Over 140 schools from across Munster, Connacht and Leinster will be bringing their curiosity to life in Limerick next week and they just love to have lots of adults to demonstrate their work to.
If you are in the Limerick area and would like to come along (subject to line manager approval) email and we will add your name to the guest list.

People Leaving

Celebrating Ollie Brogan’s ESB Career / Maureen Ferguson
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

Frank Dunk is retiring
After 38 years of dedicated service.
To mark this momentous occasion there will be a presentation and refreshments in the Leopardstown Road canteen on Friday 31st May from 4pm. If you would like to be associated with this presentation please contact Mark King
Bernie Murray

REMINDER – Retirement – Pat Stack / Peter Murphy
Pat worked in many areas of ESB, including Accounts Department in Dublin, Revenue Unit in Limerick, Payroll Unit in Cork, followed by Information Systems Department in Head Office and latterly in Facilities.
Pat would like to invite his many friends and colleagues from across the organisation, to celebrate his retirement with him on Friday 24th May, Upstairs in Doheny & Nesbitts, Baggot Street, from 6pm onwards.
For those who wish to contribute to his collection, please contact any of the following : Colm Bolger, 2nd Floor, House 42, Merrion Square
Eamonn Tierney, 3rd Floor, House 42, Merrion Square
Tony McMackin, 3rd Floor, Three Gateway
Frank Graham, Security Control Room, Two Gateway
Sylvia McGilloway, Reception, Two Gateway

Retirement of Liam Bennett, Governance Manager, People & Organisation Development / Noeline Gibbons
After a distinguished career spanning almost 40 years, Liam Bennett, Governance Manager, People & Organisation Development, has decided to retire.
In 1980, Liam commenced his ESB career as a Civil Engineer initially assigned to Civil Works Department before moving to Shared Services, Networks and finally Corporate Centre. Throughout his career he has held a variety of technical, specialist and senior leadership positions culminating in his current role as Governance Manager. Liam has made an invaluable contribution to ESB and his integrity, modesty, expertise and good humour have inspired others and are the signature of his success.
Liam has made many long standing friendships in ESB and will be missed by all. We have all enjoyed working with him and wish him every happiness and success in the future.
Liam would like to invite his friends and colleagues to an informal farewell in the Waterloo Bar, 36 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4, on Wednesday 29 May 2019 from 5pm onwards.
Pat Naughton
Executive Director, People & Organisation Development

Promotions & Offers

ESB Staff Offer – Dublin Horse Show 2019 /
See attachment for ESB Staff Offers for this years Dublin Horse Show

Sports & Social

GAA Championship Watch 18-19 May / ESB GAA Club
The game of the weekend for us is on Saturday (well, Ulster is the best provincial football championship after all) when Cavan take on Monaghan.
We have big interest in the Monaghan team as Colin Walshe from E&MP captains the side with Drew Wylie NT North CS Cavan holding the fort at full back. Ahead of the opening game we asked Colin a few questions.
Name: Colin Walshe
ESB business unit: ESB E&MP
Club: Doohamlet O’Neills GFC
Position: Defender
Best moment in GAA career: Winning Ulster with Monaghan 2013 & Monaghan Club Intermediate Champ 2010 And worst:
Losing All Ireland semi-final 2018 & Ulster club intermediate final 2010 Best trainer in squad: Fintan Kelly
And worst: None
Toughest opponent: Conor McManus / Diarmuid Connolly
Pre-game superstitions: None really..
Favourite training drill: Anything involving kicking a ball
Least favourite: Anything without a ball!
Advice to younger players: You’re never done improving and never set any limits Biggest influence on career: Parents
Other sporting activities outside GAA: I’ll take one up when I retire! County you like to see do well apart from your own:
Favourite ground: Clones
Future Monaghan star player: Stephen O’Hanlon / Aaron Mulligan
Issues around working in Dublin and being an inter-county player: Traffic! Only person not to complain about the airport office move.. If transfers were possible, who would you bring into the Monaghan panel: See toughest opponent…
What rule change would you like to see – new addition or removal of existing: Keep those Maor Foirne’s off the field! And fix the fixtures! Thoughts on how things will go at the weekend:
Hopefully well!
Cavan’s main threats:
Gearoid McKeirnan / Dara McVeety

Other Championship games this weekend:
Down v Armagh (Ulster Football)
Carlow v Kilkenny (Leinster Hurling)
Dublin v Wexford (Leinster Hurling)
Tipperary v Waterford (Munster Hurling)
Limerick v Cork (Munster Hurling)

This week’s Geekfact: Current Sligo Football Manager, Paul Taylor, appointed in late 2018, is the first Sligo native to take the wheel since Martin Breheny’s shock resignation in 2007. The departure was shocking as Breheny had, only a few months previous, led his county to their first provincial title since 1975.