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DB Superannuation Committee Election

The count for the election of members of the DB Superannuation Committee was held today and the following were elected.

  • Sean Kelly
  • John Carton
  • Margaret O’Connor
  • Adrian Fox
  • Ann Carroll

Congratulations to the successful candidates who will be commencing their roles on 1st July 2016.

We would like to thank all candidates for their efforts and interest in becoming members of the Superannuation Committee.

Published : 19-May-2016

REMINDER – Retirement of Mick Regan

After almost 36 years service Mick Regan has decided to retire from ESB Networks at the end of May.

Over the years he has worked in Distribution Dept., Dublin City District, Materials Dept., Tanzania and Asset Management.@ All of us that have had the pleasure to work with Mick, are well aware of his immense contribution to ESB over these years. His experience, knowledge and specifically his enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

An event will be held on 27th May to mark this occasion, which will kick off in Leopardstown Road at 17.00 hrs and then move onto the Leopardstown Inn.@@

All Mick’s friends and colleagues are invited to attend.
If you would like to be associated with Mick’s presentation please contact any of the following:

Ivan Codd (Ext 43244)
Dave Byrne (Ext 43512)



Published : 18-May-2016

Sum of money found

Handed in at reception a sum of money

Published : 18-May-2016

Teresa Kelly, mother Kieran Pat ESB Fisheries GWM

The death has occurred of Teresa Kelly (nee White), Banagher, Co. Offaly. Mother of Kieran Pat ESB Fisheries and Frank ex Shannonbridge Station.

Grant Teresa Eternal Rest and Peace

Reposing at her son Albert’s home, Cornamona, Banagher on Wednesday 18th from 2pm to 10pm.

Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon to St. Rynagh’s Church, Banagher, with burial afterwards to St. Rynagh’s Cemetery. House strictly private on Thursday morning.

Published : 18-May-2016

Thank You for your Condolences

On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank everyone in ESB who were so kind and thoughtful in their words and actions following the passing of my Mother recently. I can assure you that your condolences and presence were of great comfort to us all at this difficult time. God Bless.

Published : 18-May-2016

Number Twenty Nine – National Drawing Day Workshop


Join us in Number Twenty Nine for some creative fun on National Drawing Day this Saturday, 21 May. Children’s book illustrator Tatyana Feeney will host a dynamic drawing workshop, exploring Dublin: Past, Present and Future. This event is open to children of all ages and abilities, but adults are also welcome to try their hand at some sketching and doodling! Children will create a spectacular large scale collaborative drawing inspired by Dublin’s famous landmarks and the more familiar buildings in which we live, work and play.

This is a 2 hour drop-in drawing session and families are welcome to join us anytime between 2-4pm, free of charge. Booking is not necessary. All materials will be provided. Admission to visit Number Twenty Nine will be free throughout the day.

For more information see
phone (01) 702 6163 or email sandra.hoey

Published : 18-May-2016

Topaz Cash for Clubs

Hi all, if you could register your Topaz Play and Park card for Julianstown Badminton Club I would appreciate it. We need to get 2000 tokens to be entered into the draw, we have not achieved this target any other year. We desperately need a new net and badminton posts as we play with a homemade set at present. It only takes two minutes to register. Thanks in advance!

Published : 18-May-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB starting 17th May

A welcome to new and existing members to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu @ESB with Black Belt Andre Ramos starting tomorrow 17th May.

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 new details:

Where: ESB Matthews building
When: Every Tuesday & Thursday starting on the 17th May till the 9th June.
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 : 16-May-2016

Euros 2016 Competition

Just when you thought it was safe to come out after that booksale … we’re at it again! Look out for the Great ElectricAid Euros 2016 Predictor Competition, coming soon … you have been warned!

Published : 16-May-2016

Sligo Walk 2016

The Sligo 30K Walk took place in beautiful Sunshine on Saturday last.

Our thanks to all you walkers who took part in the event and enjoyed the After Walk festivities – we hope to see you all back next year and encourage your colleagues to sign up!

Huge thanks also to the local staff both current and retired who gave their time to man the many water/snack stations and for supporting the walkers along the route.

The Walk times are attached and photos will be available shortly.

Date for the Diary: 2017 walk takes place on Saturday 20th May, 2017

Published : 18-May-2016

Electric Picnic Ticket Required

Electric Picnic Ticket required for my daughter who describes this event as ‘highlight of her year’ & unfortunately did not secure a ticket yet . If anyone has a spare or unwanted ticket for this Event , can you please contact me and I will purchase & arrange collection.

Published : 16-May-2016

Derek Russell’s Farewell – Venue: Oil Can Harry’s – 32 Mount Street Lower,

After a decade of committed and distinguished service across Independent Generation, ESBIE, Electric Ireland and ITS, Derek Russell is moving on to new pastures and challenges. To mark his departure, Derek would like to invite his colleagues and friends to the function room in Oil Can Harry’s on Thursday – 16th June (from 5pm ).

Published : 16-May-2016

Thank you

Geraldine and I would like to thank all our friends and colleagues who gave us such a warm send off for my retirement. Hopefully I will bump into you around the Green over the summer or next to the fire in the Hi-B in Cork in the winter. My new email address is

johnphiggins if you have any scandal that might be of interest.

Best regards, John Higgins.

Published : 16-May-2016

The death has occurred of Carmel Connor ( Ex Lanesborough Station )

The death has occurred of Carmel Connor Tuam, Kilrooskey, Co Roscommon. ( EX Lanesborough Power Station) on May 15th, 2016;

(Peacefully), at Roscommon County Hospital. Beloved wife of Gerry and dear mother of Sacha, Ann-Marie (Campbell), Vanessa (Feeley), Caryl (McDonagh), Steve, Gerard and the late Jason. She will be very sadly missed by her family, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May she rest in peace

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Smyth’s Funeral Home, Roscommon on Monday evening from 5 o’c followed by Removal at 7 o’c to St Mary’s Church, Ballagh. Mass of the Resurrection on Tuesday at 12 o’c. Burial afterwards in Kilgefin Cemetery.

No flowers please, donations if desired to the Roscommon Palliative Care Team due to their exceptional standard of care.


Published : 16-May-2016

Peter Merrriman retires

After 46 years of dedicated service, Peter Merriman is retiring.
Peter is marking his retirement with a function in ‘The Graduate’ pub, Rochestown Ave, Killiney on Friday 20th May 8pm till late.
If you would like to contribute to Peter’s presentation, please contact one of the following;
Fintan Behan 0879897219
Richie Murray 0879897210
Ger Brennan Ext 43456

Published : 13-May-2016

Reminder – NCBI Clothes Appeal Starts Next Week 17th May

Published : 13-May-2016

ESB Cricket Team

ESB cricket team kick off a new season with a friendly against an RTE X1
Venue Civil Service Cricket Club Phoenix Park @6pm
All Are Welcome to come along also if you fancy taking up the sport let me know tony.connell
RTE Cameras will be present !!!!

Published : 13-May-2016

Acknowlegement and Thank You

Following the recent death of my father, Con and my sister, Anne, I would like to say on behalf of myself and my family a truly sincere Thank You to my friends and colleagues in ESB. Thank You to those who travelled to the Wake/Funeral Mass (even those who got lost), sent Sympathy/Mass Cards, emails and Messages of support.

Your kindness shown to me during this time I will remember always.


Niall O’Hanlon

Published : 12-May-2016

I’m looking for sponsors

Hi Everyone, many of you will know I have experienced some very serious health problems over the last couple of months, so I have decided to take part in the VHI mini marathon on the 6th June in aid of The Beaumont Hospital Foundation and all funds raised will go directly to the Haematology day unit, Coleman K Byrne, where I received my treatment.
Click on the below link if you wish to sponsor me, any support for this fantastic team of nurses will be very much appreciated, thank you

Published : 12-May-2016

Rio Olympics – The Power Within


Electric Ireland kicks off its campaign ‘The Power Within’ ahead of Rio Olympics

As Official Energy Partner to Team Ireland for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Electric Ireland has unveiled its campaign The Power Within which will be rolled out between now and August.

The campaign includes TV, radio and digital outdoor and PR, features Boxer Paddy Barnes, Gymnast Kieran Behan, Rower Sinéad Jennings and Swimmer Fiona Doyle and will go live on RTE this evening ahead of the Six One and 9 O’Clock news on RTE 1.

We are also very proud to sponsor a six-part documentary series, ‘The Road to Rio’ which airs this evening, Wednesday 11th of May at 8.30pm on RTE 2. This documentary style series captures the highs and lows which are endured by Irish Olympic athletes as they train, compete and try to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

The Power Within is built on the insight that key to Team Ireland athletes success is their unusually high levels of inner belief and resilience which helps them to become part of the 0.0001% of the world’s population that can call themselves an Olympian. The Power Within is about giving Team Ireland athletes a platform to tell their own stories of how they have overcome disappointment and use their self belief to realise their dreams of becoming an Olympian. 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.

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin.

See the first TV ad featuring Paddy Barnes here.

Published : 12-May-2016