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Thursday 19th May 2022 14:21

Farewell & Thanks

Miriam Coyne is retiring / Seamus Devine
After more than 40 years of outstanding service, Miriam Coyne, Business Support Team, Ennis has decided to call time on her ESB career and move on the next chapter of her life. Miriam will depart ESBN on 31st May. Miriam began her ESB career in Stephens Court, Dublin in 1980. Miriam met her husband Michael, while working in Dublin, but he was already based in Co Clare, so a move West was called for. Miriam got married in 1983 while still based in Dublin, and among the wedding good wishes was a telegram from her Supervisor in ESB that simply said “LIMERICK APPROVED” – It was the perfect wedding present! Miriam worked in Consumer Unit in Rosbrien for 3 years, before her dream move to Ennis in 1986. For the last 36 years, Miriam has been helping all our customers and staff in Clare, first in the shop in Carmody St, and from 2003 in Quin Rd Depot. Miriam is helpful and patient by nature. All the builders, and many of the customers in Clare knew that no matter what type of ESBN problem that had, they could go to Miriam, she would listen patiently, and without fail, Miriam would find a solution for them. With her expert knowledge of people and systems, she could often conjure up a solution, and provide another connection on time when all had seemed lost. Miriam’s helpful nature extended to all staff in Ennis and beyond. She provided advice and guidance to many staff, and all of us appreciated her patience and wisdom. She has always been willing to share her time and knowledge generously, to help her colleagues and improve their knowledge. Miriam originally hails from Carrigaholt and, despite all the years in Ennis, she remains firmly a West Clare girl at heart. We hope she now has much more time to enjoy time with her family, her traditional music, crafts, and her trips to Lahinch. Miriam will be hugely missed by all in Business Supports Central, and by everyone in Ennis. We would like to thank Miriam for her excellent work and commitment over the years and we wish Miriam and her husband Michael, health and happiness in all their future adventures. A retirement function for Miriam will be arranged later.

Bernie O’Hanlon is retiring / Anne-Marie McDermott
After 40+ years of dedicated service, Bernie O’Hanlon will be retiring from ESB on Tuesday 31st May 2022. Bernie joined ESB and commenced her career in Consumers Unit, Chapel Street, Dundalk. She gained great experience right across ESB, through her work in Consumers, Management Accounting, Commercial Billing and Pricing Section in Electric Ireland. Most recently, she has been working closer to home, in Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Unit in Avenue Road, Dundalk. Bernie’s dedication, thoroughness and extensive knowledge have been invaluable, and she has made a noteworthy and positive contribution to the success of ESB. Her clear thinking and logical mind have been in great demand by colleagues far and wide. She is a trusted source of advice, not just in work related matters but also as a friend and confidant to many of us. Bernie’s friendly personality has ensured that she made many good friends amongst staff, both past and present, right across ESB. She has maintained her friendships with her Electric Ireland colleagues in Dublin and also with her many friends in Dundalk. Bernie will be missed by all, particularly her friends in Avenue Road, Dundalk but most especially, by those of us in the Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Unit. On behalf of everyone, we wish to thank you Bernie for the huge contribution you have given to ESB, over the course of your career. We will miss your great sense of humour, your irrepressible laugh, the varied chats, the dream analyses, the recipe sharing, your valued advice and most importantly your friendship. We hope you enjoy the extra time for yourself, and look forward to you appearing in many more musical productions with Cuchulainn Singers. We wish you good health and happiness to enjoy every minute of your retirement with your husband Gary, your children Christopher, Susan, Matt and Catherine and your extended family and friends. Bernie has opted for a “Quiet Send-Off” with her current team. We all wish you Bernie a long, healthy and very happy Retirement. Very good luck to you – you’ll be sorely missed!!