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Monday 8th March 2021 14:23

Farewell & Thanks
Thanks from Val Warren /
After over 42 years of service it is time to say goodbye to friends and colleagues and move on to a new chapter in my life.
My friends and those who know me well, will vouch for the fact that I wear my heart on my sleeve. I do tend to expose my true emotions, often making myself vulnerable in the process. In other words, If I feel it, you’ll know about it.
So when I look back at the last 42 years in ESB what do I feel? I have been lucky and blessed!
39 of these years have been very fulfilling, fruitful and engaging. I know it’s a cliche but ESB was like a family to me and was a very personal part of my life, it wasn’t just a career. It had its ups and downs but what family doesn’t. I’ve worked with colleagues and friends whose loyalty and support for the company and each other was beyond question. We supported each other in our work and in our personal lives and they helped me through troubled times on numerous occasions so I’m extremely grateful to you all.
For my part, loyalty to the company was nurtured by the leadership shown by the many Managers I have had the pleasure of working with through these years.
I have filled many roles and these Managers/Leaders consistently valued my contribution to the company, my opinions we’re sought through collaboration, never censored, they always listened. They kept me involved in the decision making process, they never undermined me and kept me constantly engaged.
They showed real human empathy and personal focus. They knew what I was good at and always pointed me in the right direction and they also knew what I was not so good at and steered me clear. They were able to align my work and competencies with company vision and supported me in every way possible to achieve my goals and ambitions. So to these Managers/Leaders I have a genuine respect and I will always be grateful. So yes I do feel lucky and blessed to have had so many great years.
The amount of good wishes I have received through calls, emails and texts is humbling and I really appreciated them. I wish all of you the very best for the future, whatever road you travel. Stay safe and look after your well-being. Val.

Retirement of Brian O’Brien, Procurement ES / Mark Harmon
After 22 years of dedicated service Brian O’Brien will be retiring from ESB on 30th April 2021. Brian’s last day in “the office” will be 12th March 2021. Brian joined ESB in May 1999 following a very successful career in Scottish Power. During his time in ESB, Brian has worked in Group Finance in the Corporate Centre, Networks Finance, the Finance Transformation Programme and in Procurement since 2012. During his time in ESB, Brian has been become renowned for his expertise, pragmatic problem solving, his cool head under pressure, and in latter years his procurement knowledge and leadership. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to celebrate Brian’s retirement in person at the moment, however, no doubt there will be an opportunity to celebrate his career as soon as restrictions allow. We would very much like to thank Brian for his friendship, support, hard work and dedication over the past 22 years and wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement. He will be sorely missed by friends and colleagues alike.

Late Posting – Majella La Comber retires /
Majella La Comber will be discovering a new direction in life outside of ESB next month – her last working day in the office will be Friday 5th March! Majella started her career working in Athlone, followed by a number of years spent in the shop in Tullamore. In 2005, transferring to her current location and joining the Expenses & Time Team. Majella is widely known throughout ESB. Meeting customers when travelling as a relief while based in Athlone and in more recent years her involvement in the expense processing activities brought her in contact with many employees around the country. She has been an invaluable team member for her knowledge and expertise around expenses, in particular for International Travel and UK expenses and more recently during our move to Concur. Majella will be missed by those who’ve worked with her, both for her professionalism and the good humour she brings to work. She has also been a great support and assistance to her colleagues both on a personal and work level over the years. We hope to celebrate Majella’s retirement with an ‘in-person’ event as soon as current restrictions allow but in the meantime wish her all the best for the future.

Death of Mary Moore, mother of Daragh, Networks Telecoms /
The death has occurred of Mary Moore, mother of Daragh, Networks Telecoms. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daragh and his family at this very sad time. May she rest in peace.

Late Posting – Death of Davy Naughton / ESB Group of Unions
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of our retired colleague and friend, Davy Naughton, former Secretary, Group of Unions and TEEU Official. Our thoughts are with his wife Laura, son Darren and extended family at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace
Due to government Covid-19 advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place but the online cremation service can be viewed online at 12 noon on Friday, March 5th, at Those who wish to, may leave a message of condolence in the “Condolences” section below on this page. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to the Irish Cancer Society, 45 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4 or at House private.

Late Posting – Death of Robert Henry, father of James, Stations Supervisor Dundalk /
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Robert Henry father of James Stations Supervisor Dundalk and former Stations Supervisor Cavan. May Robert rest in peace.
Our thoughts are with James and his family at this very sad time. Funeral arrangements as follows: The death has occurred peacefully of Robert (Bob) Henry, Coronagh, Virginia, Co. Cavan on 1 March 2021, peacefully in the care of the staff of Cavan General Hospital. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Helen, sons Alfred and James, daughter in law Linda, grandchildren Aoife, Emma and Jamie, brothers Joe and Eamon and sister Irene (Farrelly), sisters-in-law Bella, Ann Joe and Mina, brothers-in-law John, Moss and Dio, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Bob’s family would like to acknowledge the wonderful kindness, exceptional care and devotion of all the staff who looked after him in Surgical 2 and PDU in Cavan General Hospital.

Late Posting – Death of Seamus (Spencer) Ryan, Ardnacrusha Station / Anne Reynolds
It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of our friend and colleague Seamus (Spencer) Ryan, Ardnacrusha Station after a short illness. Funeral Arrangements: Arrival on Wednesday, 3rd March, at St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, which will be broadcast on and 106.3 FM, burial afterwards in Bridgetown Cemetery. Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distance and number of people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ryan Family at this sad time.