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Published : 17-Jun-2016

ESB Golfing Society – next outing to Tullamore on Friday 1st July

The society would be delighted to welcome new members. There is no joining fee and our next outing is to Tullamore on Friday 1st July.

The tee is booked from 09:00 until 12:30 for the main 18 hole singles stableford competitions and from 14:30 to 15:30 for the fourball competition. Dinner will be at 18:15 sharp. 

The cost for dinner and golf is just ?40. As usual there are both Men’s and Ladies 18 hole stableford competitions.

If you are would like to play can you mail me (tony.mcmackin – ext 26609) with your details – name, club, handicap, preferred time to play and any other special requests.
Thank You.

Published : 17-Jun-2016

Safe Cycling Video

A number of our ESB colleagues have been involved in cycling incidents, thankfully none with serious injuries. Some of them have now shared their experience, learning and advice in the attached video produced by the ESB Safe Cycling Group.

The short version is under 2 minutes and the longer one runs for 4 minutes. It’s highly recommended, so please have a look – stay safe and enjoy your cycling.

Pat Fenlon, on behalf of the ESB Safe Cycling Group
Fergal Keogh, Group Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Shay Nolan, Road Safety Bureau

Published : 17-Jun-2016

Thank You

to everyone who supported our recent HB Ice-Cream Fundraiser events in the Head Office canteen, especially volunteers Nell, Allison and Angela. A fantastic total of ?856.27 was raised.

Published : 17-Jun-2016

Retirement of Dave Byrne, Asset Management, ESB Networks

Dave is retiring with over 42 years service with ESB. Dave has worked in Distribution Department, Dublin City District, ESBI on consultancy projects at home & abroad, Dublin Region and Asset Management.

All of us that have had the pleasure to work with Dave, are well aware of his immense contribution to ESB over these years. His experience, knowledge and specifically his enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

Dave would be delighted to see all his current and former ESB colleagues at his retirement function in ESB Leopardstown @ 5.00PM on Friday 1st July and afterwards in Kilmacud Crokes G.A.A. Club, Stillorgan.

For those wishing to make a contribution to his retirement presentation please contact Paula Brennan (ext: 43334), Asset Management, ESB Networks, Leopardstown.

Donal Crean,
Head of Asset Management,
ESB Networks.

Published : 17-Jun-2016

Noel Delaney retires

After 36 years of dedicated service, Noel Delaney is retiring.
Noel is marking his retirement with a function in Ahern’s Pub, Old Bawn, Tallaght on Friday 24th June 8pm till late.
If you would like to contribute to Noel’s presentation, please contact one of the following;

Eamonn Cleary 0879897196
Alan Gannon 0879139275

Published : 17-Jun-2016

Paddy O’Connor retires

After 34 years of dedicated service, Paddy O’Connor is retiring.
Paddy is marking his retirement with a function in ‘The Graduate’ pub, Rochestown Ave, Killiney on Friday 24th June 8pm till late.
If you would like to contribute to Paddy’s presentation, please contact one of the following;

John Finnegan 0872300034
Chris Raythorn 0877889462

Published : 17-Jun-2016

found purse

purse found on top of ramp beside back gate
phone ext 26639 . ray

Published : 17-Jun-2016

Calling for Volunteer painters in Cork area

Calling for Volunteers in Cork

The next charity project is for Scoil Iosagain in Farannree in Cork. It is a very straight forward project again and is painting only. It is mostly corridors with a few small offices. The school is in a disadvantaged area in Cork city and they have run out of money to finish the painting of the school. Harringtons (Dulux) will supply the paints, Dosco the brushes, rollers etc. and ESB staff the labour. It is planned for the weekend 23rd/24th July and Dave Carey, ESB Networks in Wilton will be co-ordinating the day (dave.carey).

Published : 16-Jun-2016





Published : 16-Jun-2016

Raheenleagh Wind Farm supports Global Wind Day

To celebrate Global Wind Day 2016 Raheenleagh Wind Farm, a joint venture between ESB and Coillte, will sponsor the Ballcoog Run in Wooded bridge, Arklow, Co Wicklow. The Ballycoog Run, organised by the Ballycoog District Development Association, will take place close to the Raheenleagh Wind Farm. If you are interested in registering for the run please go to following link: All entrants should meet at the Ballcoog Community Hall at 11.00 on Sunday 26th June 2016.

All proceeds will support the Ballycoog Community Hall, Wooded bridge, Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Published : 15-Jun-2016

UCD Festival talk “Water – An Engineers Perspective” June 18th.

The UCD Festival, is a celebration for all and will take place on Saturday 18th June from 9am – 9pm.

There is something for everyone at this event, from family fun, football on the big screen, reunion picnics, music, debates, presentations and talks. Of particular interest to the Engineering cohort will no doubt be the high level Ted-Like talk “Water – An Engineers Perspective” which includes key note speaker Michael Phillips, former President of Engineers Ireland and Engineer at Dublin City Council. This session will address the challenges facing Irish water infrastructure, securing the drinking water infrastructure for future Irish Generations and the Global perspective on water provision. He will be joined by Damien Owens and Professor Michael Bruen. Starting at 12.30pm and finishing at 13.30 pm. Places are limited so go to the UCD website and book your place.

Published : 15-Jun-2016

National Bike Week (Guided Cycle Today to Gateway, Tuesday 14th June at 12:45pm)

Dear Colleague,

This week is National Bike Week.

As part of our effort to promote cycling as the only means of transportation that saves you money and burns pounds, the Safe Cycling and Gateway to Fitzwilliam Groups have organised a lunch time cycle trip to Gateway and back today.

For those who are interested and cant make it today there will be another cycle trip this Friday 17th June at 12:45pm (An email will issue in relation to this).

Details of other ESB Bike Week events are included on our Bike Week Poster.

These routes will profile the more ‘off road’ route along the Grand Canal on the way to Gateway.

Participants will have the option to take the slightly faster, but more congested, route back via Holles Street if desired. The pace will be appropriate for colleagues seeking to try cycling for the first time in a long time!)

Date: Today Tuesday 14th June
Time: 12.45pm to 1.30pm (allowing for brief stops along the way to identify and note ‘pinch points)
Meet: 12:45pm Top of Ramp Entrance to ESB Head office, James St East
(Cycling on Grand Canal past Clanwilliam House on dedicated off road bike lane)

Please note that this is a round trip cycle to Gateway. We will not be going into the building as there are other times available to do that.

Safety Considerations:
1. Use of helmet, high viz jackets, lights
2. Bicycle condition – ensure safe to use
3. Road conditions / weather
4. Cyclist behaviour
5. Awareness – No headphones!
6. Use of helmet cameras (if you have one – great!)

Seán Murphy, Manager, Public Affairs, ESB | T +353 1 702 6329 | M +353 86 819 8766 | E Sean.Murphy5

Published : 14-Jun-2016

Sum of Money

Sum of money handed in at reception

Published : 13-Jun-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB with Black Belt Andre Ramos

A welcome to new and existing members to starting tomorrow 14th June.

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 : 13-Jun-2016

Thank You

Anne and I would like to thank all our family, friends and colleagues, who made my retirement party in The Graduate such a great success. Thanks you all for your kind words and good wishes

Published : 13-Jun-2016


Calling all golfers our next outing on the 2016 Tour is the K&M CUP, which is held in memory of past members and colleagues in ESB. The tee is booked from 2.00pm to 4.00pm and you can book a time slot by contacting Dominic on 087 3130504 . We offer half hour time slots starting at 2.00pm to 2.30pm, and you must be ready 15 mins before your time slot.
Green fee for our members is ?30,and for our visitors the green fee is ?35, and this will include your meal as you come in off the course.
So to book a tee time make that call to Dominic on 087 3130504.

Published : 13-Jun-2016

ESB has awarded funding of 20,000 Euro to four Cork-based charities


CORK , 10 June 2016 – ESB has awarded funding of €20,000 to four Cork-based charities at a special cheque presentation that took place on Friday (10 June 2016) at ESB Networks offices in Wilton, Cork City.

Now in its 11th year, the Fund has awarded total funding of €10m to over 400 local and national charities around Ireland since it was launched in 2005, including almost €1million to organisations located in Cork City and County

Funding was awarded to the four organisations working in areas of homelessness, suicide prevention and educational attainment – Cork Simon Community, Good Shepherd Services, Blackwater Sub Aqua Search & Rescue and TechSpace.

Cllr Chris O’Leary, the Lord Mayor of Cork commended ESB for its awarding of significant funding to four organisations highly regarded for their work in Cork.

“This financial support is hugely important for charities to maintain and broaden their valuable services. During my visit to ESB’s offices in Wilton, I was also impressed with the wholehearted encouragement given to ESB staff in volunteering their expertise to good causes, conservatively estimated at 30,000 hours annually across the company.”

ESB Deputy Chief Executive Jerry O’Sullivan spoke of how the company seeks to empower and enrich the lives of individuals and communities across Ireland through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.

“ESB has a long tradition of supporting individuals and communities around Ireland. It is a genuine pleasure to be here today to recognise the efforts of four tremendous organisations working in very practical and effective ways in the city and county. These four charities exemplify the spirit of the Energy for Generations fund â?” which has delivered €10m to worthy causes across Ireland, including €1m in Cork, over the last ten years.”

Cork Simon works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent living. Dermot Kavanagh says that his organisation relies on the generosity and understanding of people, communities and businesses in Cork and beyond for over half of the funding they need .

“The funding helps keep our doors open around the clock for an increasing number of people turning to us for help. This grant from ESB will help us to support people experiencing the trauma of homelessness to start getting their lives back on track. It’s a real example of believing in people.”

Good Shepherd Services offer a range of services for women and children who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness in Cork. Tony O’Riordan says :

“We are indebted to ESB’s Energy for Generation Funds for their support to our various projects over a number of years. The generosity of the ESB and the support given by ESB staff has had a very positive impact on the lives of the women and children we serve.”

Blackwater Sub Aqua Search and Rescue provides rescue cover for all water based activities on the River Blackwater, sporting clubs and assisting the Gardaí and Coast Guard when requested to search and recover missing persons. Matt Culloty says that today’s funding will enable his organisation to complete the purchase of a much needed replacement rescue boat.

“People always ask ‘how do you do the search and recovery of missing persons ?’ We in Blackwater Sub Aqua Search and Rescue train for such events constantly; simply put, it’s what we do. But we could not do it without such funding.”

Meanwhile, Steven Daly explains how TechSpace works through a network of youth organisations, projects and schools to enable participants to creatively express themselves using technology.

“We are delighted to receive further support from ESB, which will allow us to build on previous funding from ESB to expand the reach of our ‘Maker Programme’. TechSpace trains youth workers to use technology in youth work, and ESB’s support means we can give more young people across Ireland the chance to create, invent, and make with electronics, circuit boards and programming kits. We are giving them vital skills to make their futures successful.”

Each year, ESB awards funding to approximately 150 projects across Ireland. The last round of successful projects were wide-ranging and included counselling services, childhood literacy and numeracy programmes, educational activities for adults and workshops on mental health and well-being. ESB also supports and encourages staff volunteering, with over 30,000 hours of staff volunteering hours recorded in 2015.

Over the past 10 years, ESB has awarded approximately €10million through the ESB Energy for Generations Fund to community-based projects around Ireland. These projects are primarily in the areas of educational disadvantage, suicide prevention and homelessness. Full details on applying for funding including eligibility criteria for projects, can be found here.

ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund is open to organisations within the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Published : 13-Jun-2016

International Day of Yoga – 18th June 2016


Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had said that, the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

This year, Dublin is Celebrating International Day of Yoga on 18th June 2016 at Dartmouth Square Park, Ranelagh @ 10.30. Come and Celebrate the essence of Yoga.

Published : 13-Jun-2016

Key’s Found

Set of key’s found on Friday evening outside Reception, three key’s on Expert Hardware key ring.

Published : 13-Jun-2016