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Election of Member Nominated Trustees – Deadline extended

It has been brought to my attention that a number of people did not receive a copy of my recent letter in relation to the election of two Member Nominated Trustees to the ESB Defined Benefit Pension Fund. That issue is now being addressed and in the interests of making sure that all eligible members have an opportunity to apply to be considered as a candidate for the role of Member Nominated Trustee, the closing date for applications has been extended to 29th April 2016.

If you did not receive a letter regarding the application process and feel you should have, please contact 01-7026879 or email pensions.

Full details of the application / selection process are set out in a booklet entitled “Becoming a Trustee of the ESB Defined Benefit Pension Scheme” available from the Pensions Office.

ESB Pensions Manager

Published : 13-Apr-2016

UCD Engineering Postgraduate Open Evening

This event will give potential applicants the opportunity to talk one on one with programme staff, discovering more about the benefits of studying the Masters of Engineering Management.

Details of the event are outlined below. If you want further details send me an email.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, April 26th
5.30pm – 7.30pm
UCD Student Centre, building number 72, Grid E5


Published : 13-Apr-2016

Death of Rose Roche, mother of Nicky Roche, NT Navan

The death has occurred, peacefully, of Rose Roche (nee McGuinness), Maudlin St. Kells Co Meath, mother of our colleague Nicky, NT Navan. Rose was predeceased by her husband Jack, (Retired ESB, Kells).
Funeral arrangements are as follows.
Removal from her home on Thursday evening to St Colmcilles Church Kells at 7pm with the funeral on Friday following 11oc Mass
May she Rest In Peace

Published : 13-Apr-2016

New ESB Archives Website


A beta version of the new website from ESB Archives is now available to view at
The site will officially be available to the general public before the end of April.

The site provides a virtual archives experience outlining ESB’s unique history and showcases a selection of fabulous photography and video from the collections held at ESB Archives, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 12.

More content will be regularly added to the site as ESB Archives staff continue to work through the digitisation process but already the site contains a substantial amount of rich material on ESB including…

  • Story of the Shannon Scheme
  • Rural Electrification
  • ESB Advertising through the decades
  • A visual portfolio of all our generation stations between 1927 & 1987
  • Every ESB Annual Report since 1927
  • An online version of every book published by ESB

As 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Rural Electrification scheme we have provided an interactive map showing when electricity was connected to each of the 792 rural areas. We will continue to populate information for each area and hope that staff an ex staff members may have some stories and even photos to share from these locations.

ESB Archives was established in 1991 and has collected and preserved some wonderful material. The collections reflect the unique contribution ESB has made to the economic and social development of Ireland. We are very excited to be able to share these memories and stories through our new web site.


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Look out for more internal updates from ESB Archives on Yammer and on ESBnet

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Published : 13-Apr-2016

Death of Nora Cullen, mother of Paul Cullen, G&WM, Head Office

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Nora Cullen, mother of our colleague Paul Cullen, G&WM, Procurement, Head Office. Funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Removal arriving to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran, Wednesday evening at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and his family at this sad time.

May she rest in peace.

Published : 13-Apr-2016

Cistic Fibrosis Ireland – Malin to Mizen Cycle

Hi All,

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are running a National Cycle event from Malin to Mizen to raise funds to help people with Cystic Fibrosis. The event takes place from May 12th-15th 2016.

15 cyclists from around the country including myself will cycle the full distance with other cyclists joining us along the way.

I would be grateful if you can support me for this worthy cause. Donations to:


Padraig McSharry | Manager | Telecoms Operations North | ESB Networks Telecoms Services | T: +353 71 9114993 / +353 87 283 0019 |

Published : 12-Apr-2016

Some Dates for your Diary

ElectricAid’s 2015 AGM is on Tuesday 26th April, 3.00 pm in the Head Office Conference Centre. We will be reviewing a successful year for YOUR charity, and electing a new Committee, Officers and Trustees. All members are welcome.
The Great ElectricAid Book/CD/DVD/Art Sale is back, by public demand, on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of May. This ever-popular event only works through YOUR generosity – please start a spring-clean of home, office – there must be shedloads of decent stuff you want to recycle – for good.

Published : 12-Apr-2016

Reminder: Paul Cahill Retirement Function Friday 22nd April 2016

After 42 years of dedicated service Paul is retiring to explore the highways and byways in his camper van.

A function to mark Pauls retirement is being held in the Long Valley, Winthrop Street, Cork on Friday 22nd April, starting at 7.30 pm. All his friends and colleagues are cordially invited to meet up, have a drink and share some memories no doubt.

If you would like to contribute to Paul’s presentation , please contact one of the following:

Martin Conroy (Wilton) 087-6502919

Catherine Murphy (Wilton)

Geraldine Dunphy (Wilton/Inchicore )

Paddy Hamill (Finglas)

Published : 12-Apr-2016

ESB Angling Club – Carp Fishing

Our first coarse competition of the year is planned for Toomans (Co. Leitrim) on April 24th. Toomans is probably the best carp fishery in Ireland and a favourite for the club

Despite the unseasonal cold weather, competition results are still good in Toomans with typically 40-80lbs needed to win.

Costs have yet to be confirmed but are likely to be ?25 per person. There are full tackle facilities at Toomans and as always there will be lots of experience on hand for less experienced anglers or complete novices.

If anyone is interested in this event or other ESB Angling Club events please contact Club Secretary, Peter O’Hagan on 087 9815904.

Published : 11-Apr-2016

Death Notice – Mother of Catherine Ward, GWM Procurement, HO

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Alice Ward, mother of our colleague Catherine Ward, GWM Procurement.

Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday 13 April, at 10am in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor followed by burial in Bohernabreena Cemetery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine and her family on this sad occasion.

May she rest in peace.

Published : 11-Apr-2016