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Death of Mr.Andrew (Andy) Troy (father of Carol O’Dowda, HR Business Partner ESB Innovation)

The death has occurred of Andrew (Andy) Troy father of our colleague Carol O’Dowda, ESB Innovation, HR, Stephens Court. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Carol and her family at this sad time.
There will be a gathering for family and friends, with prayers, on Thursday evening, 20th October, from 6pm to 7pm, at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray. Requiem Mass on Friday at 10.00am in St. Anne’s Church, Shankill, followed by cremation at Mount Jerome. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation, can be made at the church.
May he rest in peace

Published : 19-Oct-2016

Haiti Update 3: YOU did it!

Earlier today, Pat O’Doherty generously committed to match funding the next ?5,000 raised in our Haiti appeal. We were then on ?7,000, and needed to get to ?12,000 to draw down the full ?5,000 in double your money funds from ESB.
I’m delighted to tell you that we are now (5.00 pm Tuesday) at ?12,539, which means a full extra ?5,000 for the suffering people of Haiti. We thank every donor, and we thank Pat.
We’re not stopping here! The needs are enormous, every Euro counts and makes a difference. If you have not done so, please donate now at making sure to change the drop-down to once-off.
Thank you from ElectricAid – we never cease to be amazed by the innate generosity of the entire ESB community.

Published : 18-Oct-2016

Death of John Fitzgibbon retired ( father of Pat, Portlaoise, stores)

It is with regret that I inform you of the death of our former colleague John Fitzgibbon father of Pat, Stores Portlaoise.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Reposing at his home in Cullenagh from 10am on Wednesday, 19th October, recital of the Rosary at 9.30pm. Funeral arriving for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Thursday, 20th October, to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan. Burial after in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please. Family flowers only.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and his family at this sad time.
May he rest in peace.

Published : 18-Oct-2016

Haiti Update 2 – ESB is on board!

The generous response of ESB staff and pensioners to our Appeal for relief and recovery in Haiti should not surprise, but it is astounding. More than ?7,000 has already been donated – thank you all.
Now ESB is on board. Pat O’Doherty has kindly agreed to match fund (Euro for Euro) the next ?5,000 donated. To fully draw down ESB’s generosity, we need to reach ?12,000. So if you have not done so already, please donate on-line, direct from Payroll, now at
(remember to change the drop-down to once-off)
Thank you all – members, donors, friends, and Pat O’Doherty!

Published : 18-Oct-2016

Philip Higgins

After a long and distinguished career spanning more than 47 years, has decided to take his leave from ESB. From his initial appointment (at 7 stone) on Monday the 3rd of March 1969 to 15 Upper Mount Street on princely sum of £5 a week…(he’s not on much more now). Through to his days as a supervisor in the ESB Office in Finglas and finally to his role in Data Protection. Philip has made an enormous contribution to ESB and brightened the lives of all he encountered along the way.

A function to mark Philip’s retirement will take place in The Goose Tavern, off Griffith Avenue from 6pm on Friday October 28th. Philip hopes that as many as possible of his colleagues and friends will join him for the occasion.

If you would like to be associated with the presentation please contact any of the following:

Tom Ryan, Electric Ireland, extension 34484
Tom Shiels, Electric Ireland, extension 34411
Ian Myles, Electric Ireland, extension 34297

Ian Myles
Data Science Manager

Electric Ireland

Phone +353 1 8934297
Mobile +353 86 8316279
Email ian.myles

Published : 17-Oct-2016

Death of Hugh Sweeney (father to Siobhan Sweeney)

The death has occurred of Hugh Sweeney father to Siobhan Sweeney Accounting Services Waterford.
Funeral Arrangements as follows;
Requiem Mass on Tuesday 18th October at 2.30pm St. Marys Church Ballygunner, Waterford, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Published : 17-Oct-2016

Tai Chi Classes – New Venue

Tai Chi will be starting in The Sean O’Casey Community Centre (St. Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin) for the benefit of Staff in Gateway. The Five week semester will begin on Thursday 27th October until 24th November and will begin at 1:00pm until 2:00pm. The semester costs ?60.00 New comers are very welcome. For further details contact Master Yang at 089 961 4658.

Published : 17-Oct-2016


Would whoever took the key to Portlaoise meeting room 3 on Thursday last (13th) kindly return same.

Published : 17-Oct-2016

Ardnacrusha star of the show on RTE One tonight


Shannon Scheme to feature on RTÉ One’s Building Ireland tonight

Tonight’s Building Ireland programme (RTÉ One 20:30) will explore the construction of the Ardnacrusha. The programme is presented by engineer Tim Joyce, architect Orla Murphy (pictured) and geographer Susan Hegarty and explore why the site was chosen, the innovative engineering behind the scheme and the unique character of the buildings.

Plant Manager Alan Bane and Supervising Engineer Tom Hayes were interviewed as part of the half hour programme.

The programme airs tonight at 20:30 pm on RTÉ One.

Published : 14-Oct-2016

Reminder: Outage ERP & Portal 15-16 Oct

Outage ERP & Portal 15-16 Oct for dress rehearsal for LINUX migration.

Services Impacted

SAP Portal:
SAP PHR; ESS; MSS; SRM, OTV One time Vendor; Vendor Master; CPC Card Approval; Fuel Cards Approval, TRIN; Networks BW; COINS

Published : 14-Oct-2016

SPORTSCO/ESB World Cup – Saturday 15th October – the countdown is on!

SPORTSCO is busy polishing medals & trophies and preparing our pitches for your arrival this weekend! BEST OF LUCK TO ALL TEAMS, hope you have a great day

Published : 13-Oct-2016

Haiti Update


ElectricAid yesterday approved funding of €10,000 to Concern and Plan Ireland, for their relief and recovery work in the most badly-hit south of Haiti – after the complete devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew a week ago.

That’s as much as we can do from our existing resources, but we will also be committing all once-off donations received up to 25.10.2016 to this cause.

After publicising this yesterday, members and friends have donated almost €5,000 in less than one day. We thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.

You can make once-off donations out of Payroll here

Don’t forget to change the drop-down to “once-off”

Every donation counts; every Euro helps!

You stood by the people of Haiti in 2010 – please stand by them again in their latest tragedy.

Thanks once again from ElectricAid.

Published : 13-Oct-2016

Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Gerry Murphy (father of Emer, ESB Networks, Clanwilliam)

The death has occurred of Mr. Gerry Murphy (Kilmacud, Dublin/ Ballymurphy, Carlow) and father of our colleague Emer, ESB Networks, Safety; Clanwilliam.
Reposing on Friday evening, Oct 14th, from 6pm to 8pm at Rom Massey & Sons Funeral Home, Cranford Centre, Stillorgan Road, (opposite UCD flyover). Funeral Mass on Saturday morning, Oct 15th, at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village, followed by burial in Glencullen Cemetery. House private, please.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with Emer at this sad time for the Murphy family.
May he rest in peace

Published : 12-Oct-2016

Death of Mr. Gerry Murphy (father of Emer Murphy, ESB Networks)

The death has occurred of Mr. Gerry Murphy (Kilmacud, Dublin/ Ballymurphy, Carlow) and father of our colleague Emer, ESB Networks, Safety; Clanwilliam. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Emer at this sad time for the Murphy family.

“May he rest in peace”

Funeral arrangements will be communicated later.

Published : 12-Oct-2016

Cyril’s Fundraising Cycle (23rd Sept) – Dublin to Leitrim – Thank YOU!!!

In response to several enquiries, this is to let you know that I survived my long-distance fundraiser cycle on 23rd Sept (Dublin-Leitrim). More importantly, I really want to express my sincere gratitude for your overwhelming generosity – I’m bowled over to be honest! The donations are heading in the direction of ?2,000 as you can see from my Just Giving page here:

The ‘peleton’ started out from the West County Hotel (Chapelizod) just after 8am and tackled the battle with city-bound morning traffic before gaining momentum after Lucan. My biggest fear, a strong Westerly wind, failed to materialise and we had a fine day, better than forecast. There was an unscheduled stop in Enfield, to deal with a puncture. Later, food stops in Mullingar and Longford kept us suitably energised and we arrived in Drumshanbo much earlier than anticipated before 4pm, just over 6.5hrs road-time. Compare and contrast with a time of 4+ hrs in my car on a Friday afternoon back in the 1980s (up to half of it getting from HO to Maynooth!). The leisure suite in the Lough Allen Hotel provided a most welcome refuge for an hour before rehydration was called for! I have to say it was a great experience all round.

Thank you all for both the financial and moral support (including those who responded to my earlier Ring of Kerry appeal). It means a lot to me but, more importantly, it is greatly appreciated by all in the Irish Cancer Society HQ – see picture of ‘thank you’ card received this week.

Take a bow all concerned!

Best wishes – Cyril

Published : 11-Oct-2016

Retirement of Ollie Doherty TSS Mid West

Oliver Doherty TSS Rosbrien Limerick is retiring early on 14 Oct after only 50 years service. Born in Golden Co Tipp, he was made very welcome to Limerick and like all good Tipp hurlers can play good golf too.

Ollie was the former CSS Limerick for many years and was widely known as the operations expert of the South.

Ollie was (still is) the go to person for customer service, voltage complaints, new connections and all matters electrical and social..

He now hopes to juggle improving his golf handicap with babysitting grandchildren in his free time.

All of Ollie’s colleagues and friends through out ESB want to wish him health and happiness in his well earned retirement.

A function will be held later to mark the occasion.

Mick Dillon

TSM Mid West

Published : 11-Oct-2016

Thank you

Tim Culhane and family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and support on his recent retirement.




Published : 11-Oct-2016

The Count, The Countess & the Tommy – Musical show this Friday 14 October

The Count, The Countess & The Tommy – Myles Dungan’s new musical show is being held at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, this Friday, October 14.

The show stars world-renowned singers Lisa Lambe, of Celtic Woman fame, and Matt Gilsenan, of the Celtic Tenors.

Tickets are ?10 each if you use this promo code – RLBF – when you book on this link…

Published : 11-Oct-2016

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

is an opportunity for children and families to send gifts to children who would otherwise never receive anything at Christmas. By taking an average size shoe box or half a photocopier paper box, covering it with Christmas wrapping paper and filling it with paper, pencils, toothbrush, toothpaste, toys and sweets, children in Ireland can show that they are thinking of those less fortunate than themselves. A minimum donation of ?4 will cover the cost of transport, processing and distribution.

If you would like to donate a shoebox this year or volunteer to coordinate boxes in your area please contact Kevin Young at 27726 if you’d like to be involved.

Shoeboxes can be dropped to local collection points – AXA, FirstStop Tyres or Toymaster outlets by Friday November 11th.

Shoe box collection in the Dublin area will be coordinated by Kevin and will be collected from ESB 27 Lr. Fitzwilliam Street , Dublin 2, on Friday November 18th.

is run by TEAM HOPE which is an independent Irish, interdenominational Christian relief and development charity, (Irish charity number CHY 14524). TEAM HOPE is working in relief and development projects in over twenty countries, mainly in Africa, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Working through a long established group of international partnerships, your shoebox gifts will be given into the hands of a needy child, irrespective of his or her race, religion, ethnicity, or background – who all equally deserve a shoebox gift.

The only criteria for receiving a shoebox is the need of the child.

This year TEAM HOPE are planning that shoeboxes from Ireland will go to street children, orphans, children in hospital, poor families, victims of war or other needy situations in the following countries:

Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union: Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Transnistria, Kosova, Albania

Africa: Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

If you would like to know more about , please see the web site below:

Published : 11-Oct-2016

Cisco Phone – Voice Mail

Voice Mail access from new Cisco Telephones

There is a handy way to access Voice Mail from the new Cisco telephones. Voice Mail is accessed by pressing the Message Button (16). The legacy Voice Mail system (26002) remains operational for staff who have not yet migrated to the new Cisco phone system. However voice mail messages on the Cisco phones cannot be accessed by dialling 26002.

The Message Waiting Lamp (1) will light in the event of a new voice mail message being recorded.

A range of telephony user guides is available at the link below.

Published : 10-Oct-2016