Latest ESBNET News @ : 08/12/2017 14:15:59
Friday 8th December 2017 14:15
Death of Bernard Fallon (Father of Catherine Fallon Corporate HR) / Liam Bennett
The death has occurred of Bernard Fallon (father of our friend and colleague Catherine Fallon, Corporate HR) on 7th December 2017 after a short illness at the Mater Hospital.
Much loved husband of Betty and dear father of Catherine, Liz, Gay and Mary. Sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends. The funeral arrangements are:
Reposing at Cunninghams Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on Friday (8th December) from 6pm to 8pm. The Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday 9th December in Esker Church Lucan Co Dublin at 10.00am followed by burial in Esker Cemetary. Family flowers only. House private please. Our thoughts are with Catherine and her family at this sad time.
ElectricAid’s Water (refund) Bucket! / James Foley
Many of you will be getting water charge refund cheques this month. Whatever we may think of the whole water charges issue (and ElectricAid has no opinion here!), to many this feels like “free” money for “free” water. Many are actually uncomfortable in receiving a refund they did not want or ask for. This is especially true amongst ElectricAid members and supporters, who will tend to see the value of a national utility delivering a critical service at a fair price …
We have come up with a novel idea. From now until the end of January, we are setting up the ElectricAid Water (refund) Bucket. If you care to donate some or all of your refund, these donations will be ring-fenced for additional WASH (water, sanitation & Hygiene) projects all over the Developing World. Your money will go to deliver water services, not in Ireland, but in countries like Sierra Leone, where only 13% of the population has access to clean water and sanitation. We promise that your water charges will deliver clean water, sanitation and hygiene to people who really need it. We guarantee that the funds raised will be used entirely and directly for additional WASH projects in the Developing World. Your refund can mean so much to so many … These WASH projects will deliver:
• Child Health – and Survival: At least half a million children die stupid, unnecessary and avoidable deaths every year in sub-Saharan Africa because of … dirty water. The world can fix this, one WASH project at a time.
• General Health Gains: This is a no-brainer. The health implications, for the whole population, of dirty water and poor hygiene in hot, under-served countries are obvious.
• Education & Economic Gains: Millions of people (mostly women & children) spend multiple hours each day collecting water. Freeing up that time for productive and educational purposes is a key driver of successful development. For example, the research is clear – clean water keeps children (especially girls) in school much longer.
• Dignity: Access to basic sanitation and clean water, anywhere, is a foundation stone of a stable, dignified and civilised existence.
The Bucket is Open – let’s fill her up! You can send your refund cheque direct to ElectricAid, Gateway 2.4, East Wall Road, Dublin 3, or complete and return the deduction form, or make a once-off donation, for any amount, through www.electricaid.ie . Thank you, one and all.
Still talking to your children? / James Foley
ESB Energy for Generations Fund has partnered with the National College of Ireland’s Early Learning Initiative for some years now. We fund their Parent-Child Home Programme, which addresses the early development of key literacy skills in the home.
They are seeking Parent Volunteers for a ground-breaking study of parental verbal engagement with young children, and the early development of language. Please have a look at the attached note, and see if you would like to help.