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Tom Waldron 5k Run / Walk in Aid of Protect Children Charity

A 5k Run / Walk will be held on Tuesday 9th August 2016 in Claremorris Athletic Track. The event is a fund-raiser for a local charity called Protect Children. The charity is focused on supporting orphans & vulnerable children in Kitui, Kenya. The event has been taking place for a number of years and this year is being renamed in memory of my father as the Tom Waldron 5k Run / Walk. Tom was a prominent member of Mayo Athletic Club and was a regular participant in road races with his last race being this event last August, two months before his sudden passing away aged 76.

Registration is available on the night from 6.30pm

Run Starts at 7.30pm

Registration Fee: ?10.00

Published : 15-Jul-2016

ESB Travelco Returns to Salthill, October 2016

ESB Travelco returns to the 4-star GALWAY BAY HOTEL, SALTHILL

Arrive Sunday 16 October, depart Thursday 21 October 2016

in the 4-star hotel located on the promenade,
with frequent buses into Galway.

PRICE per person sharing: ?320
9 singles available at ?320, additional at the higher rate of ?420
Tours to local attractions will be organised, provided there is sufficient interest.

See attachment for further details and booking form

Published : 15-Jul-2016

Watch Olympic Diver, Ollie Dingley as he tells his Olympic Story


As part of Electric Ireland’s Sponsorship of Team Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games, we have teamed up with Olympic Diver, Ollie Dingley to create a short video outlining his story and revealing where he finds his Power Within to achieve his Olympic dreams.

Oliver Dingley has revealed that his tenacity and self belief inspired him to be relentless in pursuit of his dreams.

As a child, Ollie struggled with shyness; however, he used diving as his solace to allow him to escape into a world where he could express himself openly and ambitiously. No matter how much he struggled during the day at school, in the evening, he would go diving and do something he loved which gave him great motivation to succeed.

Ollie has admitted to struggling with confidence and doubting his ability during competitions, and believes that the positive power of the mind is crucial to achieving successful performances. Now, as he prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ollie is confident in his ability and will use his inner strength and Power Within to achieve his dream of competing in the Games. To see his story, watch his Video and share it using #ThePowerWithin.

Watch the Video here at:

The Power Within is about giving Team Ireland athletes a platform to tell their own stories of how they have overcome disappointment and used their self belief to realise their dreams of becoming an Olympian.

Each and every member of Team Ireland have reached within themselves to unearth The Power Within. Our ambition is that these stories will inspire the Irish nation to look within themselves to find their own Power Within; whether it’s the strength to plough through the final kilometre of a 10km run or find the courage to go for that job promotion.

Thanks everyone and keep an eye out for more exciting Team Ireland initiatives, competitions and updates!

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin

Published : 14-Jul-2016

Death of father of our former colleague Paul Doyle

Joe Doyle, father of our former colleague Paul Doyle (formerly GWM Strategy & Regulation and ESB International PSS team) has passed away.
Reposing at Keohane’s Funeral Home, Copley Street. Rosary on Wednesday 13th at 6.30pm. Removal on Thursday 14th at 7pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass on Friday 15th at 11am followed by burial at St Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Rd.
Our thoughts are with Paul and his family at this sad time.
May he rest in peace.

Published : 13-Jul-2016

Death of Mary Denning, sister of Brendan and Ciaran Walsh, Finglas

The death has occurred of Mary Denning, sister of Brendan and Ciaran Walsh, St. Margarets Road, Finglas.
Arrangements: Removal on Wednesday morning to St Mary’s Church Navan, arriving for 10 o’clock funeral mass, followed by cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium.
May she rest in peace.

Published : 11-Jul-2016

ESB Cricket Team had a memorable victory

The on Thursday evening last. A beautiful summer’s evening was matched by the surroundings of the Cricket pitch in College Park T.C.D. for a game against an Evening Herald eleven.

Having won the toss, ESB elected to bat. An all round team performance delivered a defendable score of 124 to ESB. Some good performances were provided by Vikas Bhagaur 20 runs, Koustav Modak scoring 23 after hitting a four to bring him well over the obligatory retirement score of 20. Also Malkit Singh’s score of 20 helped to secure a comfortable total for ESB. A leisurely second innings on this bright summer evening was being looked forward to by the ESB side. However the Evening Herald eleven had other ideas.

The Herald opened the second innings with a strong partnership operating between the opening batsmen, who began to put a solid foundation down for the fight back. Wickets did fall and batsmen retired but all the while the 125 runs required was looking increasingly achievable. Koustav, John Small, Malkit and Vikas all sharing the wickets. It came down to the last over with Koustav to bowl. If scores could be kept to singles then ESB would be victorious. Standing like a gunslinger from an old Western movie, Koustav considered for some moments the distant wicket. The ball was bowled and struck the wicket between Off and Middle stump. There was a collective cheer and sigh of relief from the ESB eleven. The Evening Herald were all out for 117 runs with 19.3 overs bowled.

ESB CC will continue to play over the summer, as ever new members are welcome. Previous playing experience is not a requirement.

picture of team

Published : 11-Jul-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB

with Black Belt Andre Ramos

A welcome to new and existing members to with Black Belt Andre Ramos starting tomorrow 12th July.

Well known as the most efficient grappling martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting with the goal of gaining; Dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.

Regardless of strength, size, or previous training, anyone can learn effective submission techniques. Nothing feels better than knowing you can take care of yourself mentally and physically.

We will continue to progress the levels of training throughout the year.

Here are the details:

Where: ESB Matthews building

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Course: 4 weeks (1st week FREE for new comers)


. ?40 for 4 weeks (Tuesday or Thursday)

. ?60 for 4 weeks (both Tuesday & Thursday)

. or ?12.00 on a Pay as you go basis.

Any further details, call me, thanks and we look forward to seeing you all.

Published : 11-Jul-2016

EURO2016 Competition – FINAL RESULTS and WINNERS


The final results are in and with only 2 people correctly predicting Portugal to win the competition it went down to the wire. In the end only 5 points separate the top 6. Our winner is Paul Prendergast on 72 points. Paul had an overall success rate of 57 % and correctly predicted the 2 finalists, however he backed France for the title. This didn’t matter in the end as he beat Padraig Ryan to the post by 1 point. Padraig finished on 71 points and claims our second place prize. With the highest success rate in the competition of 59 % it was the group stage points which carried him through.

At the other end of the table, Pat Joyce and Eamonn Farrell fought off some tough challengers to claim the joint wooden spoon! Check out the table here to see how you finished up.

The final prizes and winners are:

  • 1st Prize €325: Paul Prendergast, Group Finance & Commercial
  • 2nd Prize: €175: Padraig Ryan, Leopardstown Road

A huge thank you to everyone who got involved with the competition!

We have raised €890 for Electric Aid, and had some fun along the way.

Why not check out the website to see the types of projects this money will be spent on.

Published : 11-Jul-2016

Honouring the trust you have placed in us

electriclogo.pngOnce again, the good name of the community, charity and voluntary sector in Ireland has been damaged by the dishonourable and corrupt actions of a few people. The governance failures and breaches of trust uncovered in Console’s affairs have cast a shadow over many ethical and committed people and organisations. In these circumstances it is necessary to reassure our members and supporters about ElectricAid’s governance, processes, and integrity.

Over the last few years, ElectricAid has put a lot of effort into our management and governance. We have signed up to the Five Principles of the Governance Code for Charities. These are:

  • Leading our organisation
  • Exercising control over our organisation
  • Being transparent and accountable
  • Working effectively
  • Behaving with integrity.

We take these principles seriously – and live up to them. Our application, evaluation, funding and project auditing processes are treated with the utmost transparency and integrity. Our payments are governed by a strict approval process with multiple signatories required for cheques and EFTs. As a result of the generosity of ESB, we pay no salaries or expenses. Neither do we pay salary, expenses or overheads for applicant organisations. All of our funding goes direct to grassroots projects.

Integrity, transparency and accountability are core values for ElectricAid. No Committee member is reimbursed for work done. Our accounts are independently audited, published on ESBnet and on, and lodged with the Revenue Commissioners and with the Charities Regulatory Authority. Financial and governance details on ElectricAid are published on The minutes and outputs of all meetings are posted on our site.

As my predecessor John Kelly noted in similar circumstances in 2013, members have a standing invitation to attend any of our meetings. We are a member-owned and driven organisation, doing our business in the open, and proud to do so. We are open for business – and open for any scrutiny. Please be assured that the unacceptable actions of a few individuals have no place in the vast majority of charities – and absolutely no place in ElectricAid. Members have invested us with the trust of managing and growing this world-leading initiative; we have honoured this trust, and will continue to do so.

Tina Pittock

Chair, ElectricAid

Published : 11-Jul-2016

charity fund


Published : 9-Jul-2016

Money Found – Swift Square

Sum of money found on 2nd floor (Print Bay 2B).
Please contact Emmett at 34264 or

Published : 8-Jul-2016

Urban Day Spa Offers

Happy Friday everyone! Check out all the latest specials in Urban Day Spa @ SPORTSCO. FREE PARKING for the duration of your treatment.

Published : 8-Jul-2016


Our Captain Pat O’Shea is looking forward to a big turn out at his home course this Wednesday the 13th of July . The tee is booked from 2.30PM to 4.30 pm and again we ask you to be ready 15 mins before you time slot. To make a final booking please contact Dominic on 087 3130504 on OR BEFORE Monday EVENING . Time sheet is filling up . Green fee is ?30 for members and ?35 for visitors or former members.This includes your meal as you come in off the course.
To contact the club ring 045 441714 . So make that call ring Dominic on 087 3130504 now and we have as most welcoming visitors section.

Published : 8-Jul-2016

Leo Martin Doherty RIP- brother of Harry Doherty Civil Eng. Mgr. Donegal Stns.

The death has occurred of Leo Martin Doherty

Suddenly at his home, 9 Milldale Crescent, Currynierin, Derry. Leo Martin, beloved son of Finvola and the late Ernie and only brother of Harry, Donegal Stations

Funeral arrangements as follows;.

Funeral leaving his home on Saturday 9th July at 10.20am to St. Mary’s Church, Ardmore, Derry for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only, donations if wished to Foyle Hospice, 61 Culmore Road, Derry.

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Harry & his Family at this sad time.
Scared Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

Our Lady of Lourdes intercede for him.

Published : 8-Jul-2016

Death of Vincent Rocke, father of Mick Rocke, G&WM

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Vincent Rocke, father of our colleague Mick Rocke, G&WM.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Reposing at Grogan’s Funeral Home, Tuam this evening (Friday 8th) from 6pm. Removal at 8pm to the Cathedral of the Assumption. Mass on Saturday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery Killererin.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mick and his family on this sad occasion.

May he rest in peace.

Published : 8-Jul-2016

Apprentice of the year


In May, Kevin O’Sullivan from Macroom Co Cork was announced as this year’s ESB Networks Apprentice Network Technician of the Year at the annual event hosted by the National Training Centre in Portlaoise.

This event involved the successful completion of a series of tasks in a high-pressure setting. Kevin won out against three other finalists Gabriel Gillespie (Donegal), David Kenny (Arklow) and Thomas Conway (South Kilkenny).

Each of these year 4 Apprentices were shortlisted and engaged in a range of exercises which were assessed by a judging panel and awarded on the day.

You can view a short video of this year’s event below.


Published : 7-Jul-2016

City Spectacular in Merrion Square


To celebrate the return of ESB Spark Your Imagination at , Number Twenty Nine will be extending our opening hours this weekend.

Our doors will be open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and from 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free on both days so why not pop in and discover what life was really like beyond the elegant doors of Georgian Dublin and maybe even indulge in some sweet treats in our Tea Room while you’re there!

To find out more about Number Twenty Nine, visit
or phone (01) 702 6163

Published : 7-Jul-2016

Death of Elizabeth Foley, mother of Conor Foley, Procurement, G&WM, HO

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Elizabeth Foley (nee Ward), mother of our colleague Conor Foley, Procurement, G&WM, Head Office.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Reposing on Friday afternoon, July 8th at her home from 4pm to 6pm. Removal on Saturday morning, July 9th, to the church of St. Laurence OToole, Kilmacud arriving at 9.50am for Funeral Mass at 10am, followed by burial at Shanganagh Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Carmona Services.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Conor and his family on this sad occasion.

May she rest in peace.

Published : 7-Jul-2016

Death of Jimmy Carroll, brother of Pat Carroll, ESB Roscrea

It is with deep regret that we wish to inform you of the passing of Jimmy Carroll, brother of Pat Carroll, ESB Roscrea.
Funeral arrangements as follows:
Reposing at his residence in Rosemount, Roscrea on Thursday evening from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Private removal from his residence on Friday morning at 11.30, arriving in St Cronan’s Church Roscrea for Funeral Mass at 12.00. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
May he rest in peace.

Published : 6-Jul-2016

Dave Byrne Retirement

I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues who attended my retirement celebrations on Friday last and contributed so generously to my presentation. It was a most enjoyable and memorable evening for me and my family. I would also like to thank those who sent cards and texts and made calls wishing me well. I wish you all well for the future.

Published : 6-Jul-2016