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Thursday 9th September 2021 14:22

Farewell & Thanks

Thanks from Dave Byrne on his recent retirement /
ESB has been a great place to work over the years (mostly 😁) with great opportunities and great people. It has been my pleasure to work here and to have met with all of you over the years. In the run up to my recent retirement following 40+ years with ESB, I was overwhelmed, surprised and delighted with the countless calls, emails, texts and Whats Apps I received which were full of heartfelt good wishes for my retirement. The virtual Teams retirement ”do” on 1st July was fantastic. Both my wife Lily and I thoroughly enjoyed it and we’d both like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your participation and contribution to a lovely event to mark my retirement. Hopefully when the COVID situation improves we can meet in person and have a pint and a bit of craic and if you’re ever around Wexford be sure to give me a shout. Thanks a million for everything and farewell for now. Dave & Lily

Tony Donovan is retiring / Killian Morgan
After 40+ years with ESB our esteemed colleague Tony Donovan is set to depart from ESB on 17th September.
Tony’s early career followed a familiar path starting as an apprentice in the Cork region in 1978 and, having qualified as an electrician, he began working in the Appliance Repair activity. Following that he moved into the Contracts team dealing with domestic and commercial wiring and substation maintenance. In 1992 Tony, became an EO, initially in the cable records, acquisition team before moving to the EO Design team in the Cork region in 1997.
Tony had developed an increasing interest in IT and completed various City and Guilds courses in the subject area and went on to obtain a BSC Diploma in Information Technology from DCU in 2001. This was to stand him in good stead as he moved on to the next stage of ESB career where he spent several years seconded to major IT projects playing a key role in the design and implementation of new applications of technologies such as Geodart (our first digital CAD system for design) and SAP through the MOIP (Market Opening) project which was followed up by a year in the SAP support function.
Following a second stint as a design EO, Tony found his true calling as a member of the Commercial and Regulation team in 2007 and his wealth of experience, expertise and attention to detail has been invaluable to all parts of the business ever since. There can be very few ESBN staff who have not benefitted from Tony’s wisdom throughout the years and as well fielding queries from management, staff, customers, regulators and all sorts of other interested parties Tony has developed and delivered detailed courses for staff on the practical application of Commercial Policy and the myriad associated Regulated Documents.
He will be sorely missed by colleagues not just for his expertise but his kind personality, his sense of humour and his authentic alternative take on all issues of the day. As you will be aware, we are unable to have a conventional leaving event but will be getting together to say goodbye to Tony via Teams on Thursday 16th at 5pm. We wish Tony and Assumpta all the best for a long, active, healthy and happy retirement.


Death of Niall Moody, brother of Carmel Monaghan, Sligo / Seamus Reilly EAP, Sligo
The death has occurred of Niall Moody, Ballymurn, Co Wexford (formerly of Grattan St., Sligo Town), brother of Carmel Monaghan, Stock Operations, Sligo.
Niall passed away peacefully on Wednesday 8th of September 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Manuela, daughters Ciara Frankie and Anna, his mother Amelia brothers Frank and John sisters Carmel, Barbra and Dorothy, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews and Aunt Monica, grand nieces and nephews, his friends and neighbours. Predeceased by his father Frank Moody Sr. A special thanks to his many carers for being so kind and compassionate throughout Niall‘s illness. A very special thank you to his neighbours and friends who he loved and who’s company and friendship he enjoyed for many years. Including Niall‘s Many friends in Germany, Australia and all around the World. Reposing at home Friday for family and friends 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. House private on Thursday. Removal to St Ibar’s Church, Castlebridge for service 3pm Saturday. Family flowers only. Donations please to hope Cancer Support Centre / Irish Cancer Society (To donate please click the Donate link below). Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Carmel & all her Family at this difficult time. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Peace