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Thursday 8th July 2021 14:24

Farewell & Thanks

Martin Smith is retiring /
After almost 25 years of service in ESB, our friend and colleague Martin Smith’s last day in the office is Friday, July 9th. Martin joined the ESB in 1997 and was initially based out of Head Office working on Telecoms projects. Martin was involved in the installation of a wide a range of telecoms infrastructure across the country including the fit out of copper/fibre cabling to many of the ESB office locations. Following this Martin moved into Telecom Operations East and went on to be based in North Branch, Finglas. For many years Martin responded to telecoms faults/issues that staff reported and as such became the face of Networks Telecoms to many people in locations such as Poolbeg, Dundalk, Swift Square and The Oval. As a result of his role and his attentive, unassuming manner, Martin made many good and long standing friendships across ESB. Martin’s retirement plans include spending more time with his wife Bernie, daughters Leila and Kiera and spoiling his doting granddaughter, Saoirse. Aswell as this Martin will now have more time to support his beloved Bermingham FC and will hopefully fit in a trip or two to Tenerife when things settle down.
We wish Martin and his family good health and happiness long into the future. Due the current circumstances, Martin has had to postpone his retirement celebrations but we look forward to celebrating with Martin at a later date.

Retirement of Tony of O’Connell, Site Acquisition EO, Wilton /
After almost 41 years in ESB, Tony has decided to hand back his Trimble surveying device and retire.
Tony joined ESB as a trainee linesman in September 1980, working in Kilahora, Dunmanway and Albert Road in Cork city. In 1984 he joined the City Group in Cork city, working as a linesman until 1995 when he transferred to the records office as an Engineering Officer. From there, he took over the site acquisition and forestry compensation roles where he became a trusted source of knowledge and guidance for southern staff in relation to these matters. In addition, Tony worked with IT security and IT purchasing, and also with the production of safety briefings and the safety website during his tenure with ESB. Tony will officially retire on the 30th of July and then move on to fulfilling his passion for travel which has been temporarily interrupted by COVID, by taking his camper-van to Europe this autumn.
Due to the current restrictions, Tony has postponed an event marking his retirement until later.
On behalf of the staff in CD South Technical Services and ESBN, I’d like to wish Tony, his wife Janet, and his family a happy and healthy retirement for many years to come. From; John O’Shea, TSM South

Thank you from Mary Moyles on her recent retirement /
On behalf of Aidan, myself and our family I would like to say a sincere thank you to all my colleagues and friends within the ESB across the country for the many cards, emails, phone calls and messages of goodwill on my retirement.
I enjoyed my time and worked with many wonderful people past and present. I wish you all the very best both inside and outside of work, stay safe and keep well. Mary.


Thank you from Vincent Murphy / Vincent Murphy
On behalf of my family and myself, I wish to thank you all for your kind thoughts and words at the time of my mother’s, Nancy Murphy, recent passing. To those who travelled, made contact, sent flowers, left condolences and sent Mass cards it was greatly appreciated at what was a difficult and sad time for us. Sincerely, Vincent Murphy