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Friday 16th October 2020 14:25


Restart a Heart Day / ESB Networks Marketing
Today is Restart a Heart Day – a day each year when across the globe we raise awareness of CPR and how important it is for us all to know how we can save a life using just our hands.
This year, however, it’s a little different due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year we made a decision with the Irish Heart Foundation to cancel our public CPR training programme Hands For Life, and we don’t know when we’ll be able to run it again.
Every year in Ireland thousands of people die from a cardiac arrest. Around 70% of these deaths happen at home, in front of a loved one. Which means that if someone you love suffers a cardiac arrest, you could be their best chance of survival.
To counter this, ESB Networks have worked hard with the Irish Heart Foundation and Abbott to develop a new awareness campaign, which shows just how straightforward it is to perform CPR.
Watch ‘Manny Quinn’ our familiar CPR training manikin reminding you of the key steps of CPR:
For more information or to donate to the Irish Heart Foundation visit

Farewell & Thanks

Stella Guilfoyle is retiring / Seamus Devine
After more than 40 years of outstanding service, Stella Guilfoyle, Business Support Team, Portlaoise has decided to call time on her ESB career and move on the next chapter of her life. Stella will retire on 30th October. Stella has had a very varied career in ESB over the years. She started in Stores, spent some time in Consumers Unit, in Service Repair, Contracts and in Public Lighting. Finally, Stella found her true calling in CSS Office Portlaoise, where she has given excellent support over the last number of years. Stella has amazing initiative and was instrumental in setting up new work processes in all areas where she worked. Her work ethic, practical attitude and her ability to deal with people in a friendly way has led to the smooth running of the Areas Office over many years. Stella has huge expertise in ESB systems, and a wealth of knowledge about ESBN. Stella has provided advice and guidance, to many staff in Portlaoise depot and beyond over many years, she has always been willing to share her time and knowledge generously, to help her colleagues and improve their knowledge. We know Stella won’t be bored as she has many interests ranging from her dogs, her garden, baking and indeed travelling – In her early days, she often arrived to work on her motorbike, and she also has some truck driving experience! Stella will be hugely missed by everyone in Portlaoise, and also by all in Business Support around the country. We would like to thank Stella for her excellent work and commitment over the years. We know she will enjoy spending time with her family and we wish Stella & her husband Michael, health and happiness in all their future adventures. A retirement function for Stella will be arranged at a later date.


Thanks from Mick O’Mahony, retired ESB /
On behalf of myself, my sons David and Alan and our extended family, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to my friends and former colleagues from ESB, for the sympathy and support we received on the sudden passing of my beloved wife Marie (RIP). I want to thank everyone for the Mass and Condolence cards, the letters, the phone calls, the text messages and for the very many condolence messages posted on The level of support which we received from the extended ESB family during this difficult time has been overwhelming and is very much appreciated. It has been a great source of comfort and support. The Holy Sacrifice of Mass has been offered for your intentions. Thank you all for being there and for supporting us at this difficult time. Mick O’Mahony

Death of Phyllis, mother of Ian Creagh, ESB Networks /
On Oct 13th 2020 unexpectedly at her residence Philomena (Phyllis) dear mother of our colleague and friend Ian Creagh, ESB Networks.
In keeping with Government and HSE Guidelines the mass will be limited to family and close friends. Family flowers only with donations in lieu to Pancreatic Cancer Research through the Irish Cancer Society. The family thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time. Condolences and messages of support may be left on the Condolence link below.