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2016 ESB Third Level Education Awards for Children of Staff

ESB is offering three third level education awards to children of staff who are commencing full-time under-graduate degree and diploma-level studies in the 2016/2017 college year, at an approved university or higher education institute within the EU.

Selection is by an open draw, which takes place on Friday, 4th November, 2016.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed the Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent in 2016. If successful in the draw, proof of Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent in 2016 will be required.

Eligibility Criteria
The Draw is open to (a) dependent children of staff currently employed in ESB Group (b) children of staff receiving ongoing VSS payments and (c) children of retired and deceased staff.

“Children” includes the biological and adopted children of staff members and children for whom staff members stand in loco parentis, subject to the production of any reasonable supporting documentation which may be requested by ESB.

Each award is valued at €3,000 (subject to PAYE/PRSI) per year. Sponsorship will remain for the duration of the programme, no longer than four years. It will be subject to satisfactory college performance and passing of the course examinations and does not allow for changing of courses or colleges after they have received the sponsorship.
Where a child of a current staff member receives the award, support in each year is dependent on the continued employment of that child’s parent in ESB Group.

There is a limit of one entry per student and a family may be in receipt of only one ESB Education Award at any time.

Eligible Courses

For the purposes of recognition, degrees and diplomas should be accredited by a recognised university, the HETAC (formerly NCEA) or equivalent accrediting institution.

  • Full-time undergraduate ordinary degree studies (Level 7 NFQ or honours degree studies Level 8 NFQ) – NFQ (national framework qualifications);
  • Full-time Diploma/Higher Diploma studies (Level 7, 8 NFQ) – NFQ (national framework qualifications);

Ineligible Courses

This award does not cover part-time, post-graduate studies or certificate courses

How to Apply

Applications to be made online here.

Applications will only be accepted ‘on-line‘ to improve the efficiency of the process (consistent with OneHR).

No manual applications will be accepted.

Closing date is Friday, 14th October, 2016.

The Draw will take place on Friday, 4th November, 2016 in

ESB Head Office,

27 Lr. Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

For further information please contact the Business Service Centre, Customer Support Centre on 01-7026699, Option 3. Email OneHR

Published : 7-Jun-2016

Joe O’Neill – Telecom Services

After 46+ years service Joe O’Neill has decided to retire from Telecom Services, ESB, on Friday the 17th June.

All of us who have had the pleasure to work with Joe, are well aware of his contribution to ESB over these years. His experience, knowledge and specifically his enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

An event will be held on the 17th June to mark this occasion, which will kick off in the Head Office Restaurant (conference Room end) at 17.00 hrs and then move on to The Waterloo Bar on Baggott Street.

All Joe’s friends and colleagues are invited to attend.

If you would like to be associated with Joe’s presentation please contact any of the following:

Gerry Harris (Ext 26841) or Diarmuid O’Neill (Ext 27990) room B111

Published : 7-Jun-2016


The death has occurred of Frank Nolan former EO Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim. Funeral arrangements as follows reposing at his home today and tomorrow 5pm to 9pm both days. Removal to St Michaels Church Drumlion on Thursday for mass at 12.30 followed by burial in Ardcarne cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Published : 7-Jun-2016


On behalf of the members and the 2016 Tour committee we invite all golfers to join us for the K&M outing in Rathdowney where we recall and remember all our past golfing friends and working colleagues who has passed on. The tee is booked from 1.30 pm to 4.00pm and green fee for members is ?30, which includes your meal as you come in off the course. Time slots are every half hour, and you must be ready 15 mins before your booked time slot.
We have a most welcoming VISITORS SECTION and to make a booking please contact Dominic on 087 3130504 green fee including your meal is ?35 for visitors
To win the K&M TROPHY and first prise you must be a paid up member who has played in one of the two outings played on the 2016 tour. So book early ring Dominic on 087 3130504

Published : 3-Jun-2016

Death of Anne Quigley’s brother

The death has occurred of Joseph ‘Joe’ McGreal, (suddenly) brother of Anne Quigley, Electric Ireland, Sligo. Reposing at The Sharkey Funeral Home, Ballaghaderreen on Fri from 5pm until 8pm. Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by interment in Kilcolman Cemetery.
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation C/O Sharkey Funeral Directors.
May he rest in Peace.

Published : 3-Jun-2016

ElectricAid’s EURO2016 Predictor Competition.

Just a week to go until the big kick-off, and just a week to enter our great EURO2016 predictor competition! It’s time to climb down from the fence and to make your calls – can the 2 Irish teams get out of their groups? Can they go further? Can Spain defend their title? Can Germany add the Euros to the World Cup? Can England get it together and go far?
Our Competition gives back 50% of the pool in prizes – that should mean ?325 for the winner and ?175 for the runner-up. It should also mean weeks of fun as we update you on all entrants’ progress – are you the Leicester City or the Aston Villa of the competition?
Go on, give it a go – channel your inner Dunphy and get forecasting!
Full details at
Published : 3-Jun-2016

We don’t like cricket, we love it.

In glorious sunshine up at the Phoenix Park the ESB cricket side commenced their defence of the Willie Webster trophy with an emphatic win over the Glasnevin Gravediggers. Bowling first, a good all round team performance applied pressure throughout with the highlights being Bob Mullard’s three wickets in an over the Ryan Cartmill taking the final two. Killian Morgan also shone behind the stumps in a new role. The target of 74 was never enough. Baajee Dabhade and Koustav Modak (39 not out) put on a fifty run partnership for the first wicket and the final winning margin was 9 wickets.

Next match is Wednesday 8th June. With excellent clubhouse facilities, it’s a great way to spend a few hours on a summers evening so why not come along.

Published : 2-Jun-2016

Results of MADSOC draw for April 2016

Attached are the results of the MADSOC draw for April 2016. Congratulations to all our winners.
Thanks to Patricia McElvaney and Julie Deignan for their assistance with this months draw :)

Published : 2-Jun-2016

Team Ireland Update

Caption: Team Ireland Athlete, Fiona Doyle.

Road to Rio, Episode 4

As part of our sponsorship of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympics, we are proud to partner with RTÉ on the documentary, The Road To Rio which continues tonight for the fourth episode. This week we get a glimpse into Olympic Walker, Rob Heffernan’s life as he defends his world championship title in Beijing. We also look at the trials and tribulations faced by sailors, Matthew McGovern and Ryan Seaton. We are also introduced to Paul Pollock from the Irish Olympic Marathon team. Don’t forget to tune into RTE 2 tonight at 8.30pm.

In-Form Doyle Misses Euro Medal by a Fraction

Fiona Doyle, one of the latest athletes to feature in The Power Within campaign, came agonisingly close to a medal at the recent European Swimming Championships in London. The Limerick breaststroker finished fourth in the 100m final, less than two tenths of a second (.16 to be exact) off bronze.

Doyle has made huge sacrifices for Rio. She has recently revealed that she is inspired by her family who give her The Power Within. She said,

When I was at my lowest point, after narrowly failing to qualify for London 2012, they were the ones who got me through it.

Home Support Could Help Girls in Green Clinch It

Team Ireland 2016 looks set to break the 80-athlete mark as it is already up to 74, including the 16-man hockey squad.

Badminton’s Chloe Magee and Scott Evans will contest their third Games, Aileen Reid will race in her second and her triathlon teammate Byran Keane finally nailed his Olympic debut by finishing 20th at a World Cup event in Japan last month.

Natalya Coyle missed out a place in the final of modern pentathlon’s recent World Championships by a mere six points and now faces a wait to see if she will get through as Europe’s first reserve.

Electric Ireland, as Team Ireland sponsors, is urging everyone to get to UCD on June 25-26 where the Irish women’s rugby Sevens team can qualify if they win the Olympic qualifying tournament being hosted by the IRFU.

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin.

Published : 2-Jun-2016

Staging McGahern Dramatisation Opens June 7th

Dublin Shakespeare Society presents Staging McGahern 2016 from 7th to 11th June in Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Please see details attached.

Published : 1-Jun-2016

Death of our friend and colleague Frank (Francis) O’BRIEN

The death has occurred of our Friend and Colleague Frank O’Brien, Electric Ireland, Swift Square and formerly of ESB, Chapel Street Dundalk and ESB Monaghan.
Funeral arrangements as follows:
Frank (Francis) O’Brien died 31st May 2016 peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Bridget, daughters Caroline and Siobhan, son Shane, sons in law Robert and Jonathan, his mother Teresa, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his home from 10 am on Wednesday 1st June. Removal on Thursday morning 02nd June arriving at St Mary’s Church Threemilehouse for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care Team and Crocus Cancer Support Centre, care of the undertaker.

House strictly private on Thursday morning please.

May He Rest In Peace

Published : 1-Jun-2016

Frank (Francis) O’BRIEN Drumsheeney

Frank (Francis) O’Brien died 31st May 2016 peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Bridget, daughters Caroline and Siobhan, son Shane, sons in law Robert and Jonathan, his mother Teresa, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his home from 10 am on Wednesday 1st June. Removal on Thursday morning 02nd June arriving at St Mary’s Church Threemilehouse for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care Team and Crocus Cancer Support Centre, care of the undertaker.

House strictly private on Thursday morning please.

Published : 1-Jun-2016

ESB Staff 5k Challenge

The will take place on Thursday, 23 June on Sandymount Strand, starting at 6.30pm. This is a timed 5k race/ fun run, and it is open to everyone in ESB to take part.

It should be a great event, with winners’ prizes, goody bags, spot prizes and a BBQ afterwards in Sportsco. The first 100 people who enter will also receive an Electric Ireland ‘Team Ireland’ T-shirt. The entry fee of ?20 will go entirely to ElectricAid.

You can sign up for the race using the online form on the event SharePoint site below. For anyone who would like to volunteer to help out on the day, there is also a link to the volunteer sign up page.

Published : 1-Jun-2016

Wardrobe Revival Evening

– see attached flyer!
Castleknock Hotel
Wednesday 8th June (6 to 10pm)

Published : 1-Jun-2016

HB Ice-Cream for DSI in Head Office canteen on Wednesday

Delicious HB ice-cream in wafers will be served in the Head Office Canteen at lunchtime on Wednesday 1st June. All proceeds are for Down Syndrome Ireland (suggested donation ?2 per slice).

Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Banana and Neopolitan flavours available!

Published : 31-May-2016

Thank You from Mick Regan

I decided in the early nineties I would be leaving the ESB in 2015, just after my 60th birthday.

Since I had a few more stories to tell and retell the best stories to newer recruits departure was delayed till 2016.

The departure day finally came last Friday. I had said goodbye to my Cork and Limerick colleagues in April, with a few final stories.

Cakes in the tea room, a presentation in the canteen and drinks in the Leop Inn completed the goodbyes and stories Last Friday.

Thanks to everyone for the great send off, gifts, cards and emails.

To my surprise I was with the last three to leave the Leop Inn. But as usual it was more stories than drink.

The last eight years in renewable planning was where I found my niche and so it’s appropriate to leave at the top of my game.

Last Friday was a great night with representatives from my early days in ESB up to my current colleagues in Renewables.

Thanks especially to the retirees who attended, it’s good to know I had not been forgotten by the elder and wiser statesmen.


Published : 31-May-2016

ESB Cricket Club

Alas The fine Summer evenings are upon us
ESB cricket team go into combat to defend the Webster trophy
Venue – Civil Service CC Phoenix Park Wed 1st June @6 pm
Opposition- Diggers CC
All are welcome to come along and support the guys

Published : 31-May-2016

ESB Madsoc AGM

ESB Musical & Dramatic Society (MADSOC) will be holding it’s AGM on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at 6 pm in Oil Can Harry’s Mount Street. All MADSOC members are invited to attend this AGM.

Published : 31-May-2016

2016 Walk

The 2016 Annual Sligo Walk took place on Saturday 14th May in beautiful sunshine which highlighted even more the stunning scenery along the walk route.

160 walkers from all over the country took part and afterwards enjoyed the craic & festivities at the very popular Weary Walkers Waltz.

Our thanks to the Order of Malta who were along the route and provided very welcoming foot baths at the end and special thanks to all the staff current
and retired who year after year come out on this special day to provide water, bars, fruit and support to all the walkers.

Walk times and Photos are available now on the intranet site and

Date for your Diary: The 2017 walk takes place on Saturday 20th May.


Sligo walk 2016

Published : 31-May-2016

Acknowledgement/Thank you

My family and I would like to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and colleagues throughout the ESB for their wonderful support and kindness to us after the sad loss of my wife Marian. We are so grateful to those who travelled to attended the funeral Mass. Many thanks for all the cards, texts, calls and words of support. It made a huge difference at this sad time. Thank you all.

Published : 31-May-2016