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Death of Myrtle Johnston – Mother of Valerie Johnston, ITS, Business Service Centre

The death has occurred of Myrtle Johnston – 19th September 2016. Mother of Valerie Johnston, ITS, Business Service Centre.

Reposing at home on Tuesday evening 20th September from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral service in St Marys Church, Dundrum Village, Co Tipperary at 3pm Wednesday 21st September.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Valerie and family at this sad time.

May She Rest In Peace.

Published : 19-Sep-2016

Death of Kathleen Cunningham mother of Oliver (Ollie) N/T Roscommon

We regret to inform you of the death of Kathleen Cunningham, mother of Oliver (Ollie) N/T Roscommon.
Reposing on Tuesday evening 20/9/16 in Leavy’s Funeral Home, Scramogue from 5.30pm to 8pm.
Funeral Mass at 12noon on Wednesday in St. Bridget’s Church Four Mile House followed by internment in Ballinderry Cemetery.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Oliver and his family at this sad time.
May She Rest In Peace.

Published : 19-Sep-2016

Mark Rooney RIP- N.T. Cranmore Rd., Sligo

I regret to inform you of the death of our dear colleague Mark Rooney, Lower Rd., Glencar, Leitrim who passed away on Sat. night at Sligo University Hospital at the tender age of 38 years. Mark worked as a Network Technician in Cranmore Rd., Sligo & bore his illness with great dignity & positivity.

Mark was a very popular staff member & his wonderful sense of humour will be greatly missed by all his colleagues and friends in ESB.

Funeral arrangements as follows;

Remains reposing at his home on Monday from 3pm to 9pm and on Tuesday from 3pm to 9pm with removal on Wednesday to St Osnat’s Church, Glencar, to arrive for 12 noon funeral Mass with cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The North West Hospice, Sligo. House strictly private on Wednesday morning, please. Crematorium private to family only, please.

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with his Loving wife Natalie, his sons Zach & Oscar, & all his extended Family.

May His Gentle Soul Rest in Peace

Published : 19-Sep-2016

Death of Maureen (Mary Ann) McDermott R.I.P Woodbrook Mountrath Laois

It is with regret I advise the death of Maureen McDermott mother of Retired Staff Willie MD Database Portlaoise and Kevin Asset Management
Reposing at her home with removal this evening at 6.15 to St Fintans Church Mountrath arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in St Fintans Cemetery Mountrath
May She rest in Peace

Published : 19-Sep-2016

Death of Brigid Lardner, mother of Jimmy Lardner Retired Area Supervisor Claremorris

The death has occurred of Brigid Lardner, mother of Jimmy Lardner Retired Area Supervisor Claremorris.
Peacefully, at her residence in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husband Paddy.
Sadly missed by her loving family; Jimmy (Claremorris), Myra (Roscommon), Pat (Killower), Martin (Carraun), Rosaline (Roscommon and Clare); sons in-law Sean Mullaney and Andrew Newland; daughters-in-law Margaret and Joan Lardner; her 7 grandchildren and great-grandchild Lucy, sister-in-law Teresa Murphy, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Burns Funeral Home, Tuam, this Monday evening from 5-30pm with removal at 7-30pm to Sacred Heart Church, Belclare. Funeral Mass for Brigid Lardner on Tuesday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Killower Cemetery.

Published : 19-Sep-2016

Maureen McDermott mother of our colleague Kevin McDermott

It is my sad duty to inform you that Kevin’s mother passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts are with Kevin and his family at this sad time

Funeral Details

Reposing at her home on Sunday from 2pm, with rosary at 9pm. Removal on Monday evening at 6.15pm to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 11am, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.

Published : 19-Sep-2016

The death has occurred of the father of our friend and colleague Darina Dolan

Funeral Arrangements for Darina’s Father;
Reposing at the Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road, on Monday from 10am with removal on Monday evening to Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills, arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral on Tuesday, after 10am Mass, to Mount Jerome Cemetery. House Private. All enquiries to Massey Bros 01 4541666.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Darina at this difficult time.
May he rest in peace

Published : 19-Sep-2016

Bake Sale in Electric Ireland for the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation

As part of this years ESB Power Challenge, team “Huns in the Mun” have organised a bake sale on Monday 19th between 12.30pm & 2pm.

This is to raise funds for the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation.

Donal Walsh was a Kerry teenager who was diagnosed with Osteo Sarcoma (Bone Cancer) at the age of 12. Donal raised tirelessly while battling cancer to promote his anti-suicide #LiveLife message. The Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation was set up in his name and Live Life events are run to support the communication of Donal’s anti-suicide message to teenagers.

All donations at the bake sale will go towards this great charity so get down to the canteen on Monday for a bun from a Hun!

If you would like to donate something to the bake sale, please contact lisa.mceneaney.

Published : 15-Sep-2016


On behalf of myself and my family I would like to thank everyone who attended my father’s removal and funeral Mass, all those who called to the house, who contacted me to express their sympathy and those who sent Mass cards.
Your kindness is much appreciated
Mass will be offered for your intensions.
Peter Quinn

Published : 15-Sep-2016

Death of Lena Sheehan – Mother of Richard Sheehan, HR, Business Service Centre

The death has occurred of Lena Sheehan (née O’Reilly) (O’Neachtain Road, Drumcondra) – 14th September 2016. Mother of Richard Sheehan, HR, Business Service Centre.

Funeral on Monday 19th September after 10 o’clock Requiem Mass in Corpus Christi Church, Homefarm Road followed by burial afterwards at Dardistown Cemetery.

“May she Rest in Peace”

Published : 15-Sep-2016

Inside Aghada

Caption: Ger Stapleton, Aghada, Pat O’Doherty CE and Judith Harford UCD

Yesterday evening in the Science Gallery in TCD, our CE Pat O’Doherty launched ”.

This is a new web-based animated educational resource explaining how electricity is generated in Aghada.

The content is aimed at two levels – for people who want an overview and an addition layer ‘Learn More’ which is aimed at those studying Physics and Chemistry at Leaving Cert level. We hope that teachers and students find this to be a useful resource and please feel free to share with family and friends.

To view please click here.

Published : 15-Sep-2016

Power challenge

we have had a late pull out to our power challenge team . if you are interested please contact me.

Published : 15-Sep-2016

Ladies silver earring

with green stone handed in at reception.

Published : 15-Sep-2016

Celine Gilbride Dooard, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim

The death has occurred of on September 13th 2016 mother of Liam, Lough Ree Power and formerly Marina, and Pat ex- Monepoint, HR and Fisheries.

Remains will repose in Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton on Thursday from 4 30pm to 6 30pm with removal to St Aidan’s Church, Ballaghmeehan arriving at 7pm Thursday.

Funeral Mass on Friday at 2pm followed by interment in Rossinver Cemetery.

House private please.

Published : 14-Sep-2016

Retirement Function for Margaret Fannin, Technical Performance, Networks

After more than 40 years of outstanding service, Margaret Fannin has retired recently.

Margaret’s retirement function will be held this Fri, 16th Sept. in the Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, Co Cavan. The function will begin at 8pm.

Seamus Devine

Technical Performance Manager

Published : 14-Sep-2016

Death of Daniel Brennan, brother of Sean Brennan EO Enniscorthy

The death has occurred of Daniel (Danny) BRENNAN

Arles, via Carlow, Ballickmoyler, Laois

Suddenly, after a long illness bravely borne. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Claire, daughters Audrey and Yvonne, sons Billy & Donal, sisters and brothers, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at his residence with rosary on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at 8pm. Removal on Thursday morning to the Sacred Heart Church, Arles, arriving for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.

Published : 14-Sep-2016

ESB awards funding to Down Syndrome Cork’s ‘Field of Dreams’ project


ESB awards funding of €25k to Down Syndrome Cork’s ‘Field of Dreams’ project

Cork, September 12 2016 – ESB has awarded funding of €25,000 to Down Syndrome Cork for its inspiring Field of Dreams project at a special cheque presentation in Cork city today.

The Field of Dreams horticultural project – a first of its kind in Ireland – is located on a three acre site on the western outskirts of Cork city. The project teaches participants to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and provide a range of training, education, and work opportunities in a safe and inspirational environment.

Planning for the site was approved earlier this year which includes a sensory garden, polytunnels, therapy room, a market garden for cultivation of farm produce, and prefabs for training and education. Award winning Irish garden designer, Diarmuid Gavin is contributing to the development of this unique garden site.

Through its Energy for Generations Fund, ESB has awarded €25,000 to Down Syndrome Cork’s Field of Dreams. 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.

Speaking at the cheque presentation, Jerry O’Sullivan, ESB Deputy Chief Executive, said:

We are delighted to support this wonderful initiative by Down Syndrome Cork and the great work done by the organisations’ volunteers. This concept of providing a space that nurtures people and produce aligns with our own goal of supporting organisations to provide educational access and support to all people. We wish all those that will participate in the project a fruitful and enjoyable experience.

Jason Bane, Field of Dreams Board Member explains,

the Down Syndrome Cork Field of Dreams project is a ground breaking initiative that aims to create a protected work and learning environment, where adults with down syndrome can learn new life skills, improve their communication abilities and be provided with meaningful work. We are very fortunate to have land provided by the Munster Agricultural Society, where the project will become a pilot project for Ireland which we hope will be replicated by other Down Syndrome branches nationwide. The support provided by ESB through the Energy for Generations Fund is significant and greatly appreciated.

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 education, 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 : 14-Sep-2016

Enter the 2016 ESB Sportsco soccer 5-a-side World Cup competition

How to Enter the 2016 ESB Sportsco World Cup 5-a-side Soccer Tournament

The tournament will take place in Sportsco, South Lotts Road, Dublin 2 on Saturday 15th October

3 Competitions:

Men’s tournament kicks off at 1:00 (registration at 12:30)

Over 40’s and Ladies tournaments start at 3:00 (registration at 2:30)

Enter by sending the following details to

Put “World Cup Team Entry” + your team name in the title of the email

Specify the competition you are entering Men’s / Over 40s / Ladies

Team Details

Team Name |Captain’s Name |Captains’ email | Captains mobile number|

Names of players in the squad (up to 8 including the captain)

Payment Details

The entry fee is ?160 per team.

Cheque made payable to “Sportsco” to be mailed to Shauna Brady, ESB Head Office – DGA, 27 Fitzwilliam Street Lwr, Dublin 2.

Or pay directly by calling Sportsco and pay by laser or credit card. Zuzana Svarcova will take payments over the phone at 6687022 extension 204. Please give the captain’s name when making payments so we know which team it belongs to!

Own gear must be provided – bibs will be provided at the tournament in case of clash of colours

Individual players: Want to play but don’t have team? Send your name and which competition you wish to play in and we’ll hook you up.

Short a few squad members: Let us know and we’ll hook you up with some individual players looking for a team.

Published : 13-Sep-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB

with Black Belt Andre Ramos


new members to with Black Belt Andre Ramos starting

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.


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.

Published : 13-Sep-2016

Thank you

Dermot and I would like to express our own and our family’s appreciation to the many colleagues in ESB who visited our home and attended the funeral service of our mother Kay Mangan, and for all the sympathy cards, emails and phone messages received which were of great emotional support.
Your kind words and thoughts were a great comfort and help to us at this sad time.

Published : 13-Sep-2016