Latest ESBHubNews @ : 29/05/2019 14:22:51
Wednesday 29th May 2019 14:22
Events & Launches
5K ESB Challenge / Athletics Club
We are delighted to share that the ESB 5K challenge is up and running once again and is now open for registration. The challenge will take place along the seafront in Clontarf on Thursday, 20th June at 6:30pm. T-shirts, goody bags, prizes and refreshments are all provided. The entry fee is €20 which will go entirely to ElectricAid. We welcome and encourage everyone to participate in this amazing event, whether you are a runner, a jogger or a walker.
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5K ESB Challenge
Celebrating Declan O’Brien’s career at ESB / Jen Lucy
After almost 39 years, Declan O’Brien is retiring on 13th June 2019.
Declan’s contribution to ESB over the years has been tremendous and wide-ranging. He started out in Generation as the youngest shift engineer in the country at the time, working in Tarbert, and went on to take up further jobs in O&M at North Wall and Poolbeg, before becoming station manager for those two sites. He’s also worked in key roles in Human Resources, Change Management, Technical and Safety Management (ESB International) and Strategy & Regulation, making many friends along the way.
Throughout his time here, Declan’s technical expertise, managerial experience and stakeholder skills have really steered the evolution of our Generation business. Most recently, as part of our Brighter Future strategy, Declan led the Diversity Strategic Initiative, which is helping to ensure we have the best capability across ESB to meet the challenges ahead.
Along the way, Declan’s also been a great manager, coach and mentor to many of us here, as well as a friend and strong support. Whether guiding us through day-to-day challenges, figuring out career development or thinking through the big picture, Declan’s insight has always been invaluable. His good humour, patience and friendship leaves a lasting impact on everyone who meets him.
Declan would be delighted if you could join him on 13th June at the Waterloo Bar on Baggott Street, Dublin 2, from 5.30pm onwards to mark the occasion, for a night of music, song and memories shared. (And, knowing Declan, there may even be a guitar or two on hand to help things go with a swing!)
Also, as a keen motorcyclist, Declan is planning to ride Route 66 in the USA next year, raising funds for Temple Street Hospital along the way. If you’d like to support Declan, you can donate online here: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/declan-s-route-66-for-temple-street.
This is in lieu of a collection and we wish Declan all the very best for both this and all his future adventures. Looking forward to seeing you on 13th June.
Celebrating Ollie Brogan’s ESB Career, Fri 31st May / 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
There is a card at Maureen F’s desk (5N-DubAirportCentral) for anyone who wishes to sign it.
REMINDER 29 May 2019 – 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 5.30pm onwards.
Reminder; Retirement of Mick O’Mahony /
After almost 40 years’ service in various parts of the Generation Business, Mick has decided to retire at the end of May. Over his career Mick has made a huge contribution to ESB in a variety of different roles including Ferbane, Great Island and Moneypoint Generating Stations, as well as in Technical Services Generation HO, Strategy, Safety Engineering & Environment, Asset Management, Independent Generation and Asset Development.
Mick would like to invite his many friends and colleagues across ESB to a relaxed and informal farewell in Doheny & Nesbitt’s, (main bar on the 1st floor), Baggot Street on Thursday, 30th May from 17:30 onwards.
Retirement of Gene Coyle, HV Stations, Navan. / Brian Gartland
After 43 years’ service in ESB, Gene Coyle is retiring. Gene started off his career as an On-Call Electrician in Kells. When the Kells Depot closed, Gene changed his base to Navan and from there, worked on NRP for a number of years. He then moved into HV Stations, where he has spent the last 15 years of his career. Gene has gained the admiration and respect of his colleagues over the years. His depth of knowledge and his easy manner will be missed, by all who were lucky enough to have encountered Gene over the years. We wish Gene a long, happy and healthy retirement.
Gene’s retirement function will be held in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan on Friday 31st May at 8pm. We hope to see you there.
If you wish to contribute to Gene’s collection, please contact Malcolm McDonnell (087-2197093), Frank Tunney (087-4198062) or any HV Stations staff member.
Retirement of Peter Murphy, Facilities Manager, Enterprise Services /
After a 37 year career with ESB, Peter Murphy, Facilities Manager, Enterprise Services will retire on Friday 7 June 2019.
Peter started his career in 1982 over the last 37 years worked in Distribution, moved to IT and finally in Facilities. Working in various locations – Osprey House / Head Office / Moneypoint power station / Blanchardstown / Fleet Street / Clanwilliam / Merrion Square
Peter has made many good and long standing friendships in ESB and will be missed by all and we wish Peter and Anna every happiness and success long into the future.
Peter would like to invite his current and former colleagues and friends to his retirement function upstairs in Doheny & Nesbitts on 7 June 2019 at 18.00.
If you would like to be associated with the presentation to Peter please contact: 1. Daragh Tyrrell, Sylvia McGilloway and Bridie Kieran, Gateway 2, 2. Sara Farrington, Seana McGowan and Sinead Doyle, Marrion Sq House 42 3. Jessie Buckley, Matthews Building