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Wednesday 20th September 2017 14:18


MPF AGM 2017, Faithlegg @ 5.30, Thurs 21 – Reminder / ESB Medical Provident Fund
The 2017 MPF AGM is taking place tomorrow Thursday, 21st September 2017 in Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford. @ 5.30pm All members are invited to attend.

We are open for business! / James Foley
The great ElectricAid Sale is open! We’re displaying more and more great stuff – not just books and DVDs, but BRAND-NEW goods from the No. 29 gift shop, and a fantastic range of prints, jewellery and novelties. We have to shift this in 2 days – so the VALUE IS AMAZING, right from the off.
Drop in to the Gateway 3 Conference Room (across from the Canteen). Come back again for even more bargains – we can’t display it all at once!
We’re having a customer raffle – and a lot of fun. It’s for a great cause – every penny raised will go to our current EAST Africa / SOUTH Asia appeal. Don’t miss it!


Death of Michael Moclair, Retired Staff, Networks Athlone /
The death has occurred of Michael Moclair Retired Transmission Lines Supervisor Athlone.
Reposing at his home (Ardilaun) on Wednesday evening from 5pm-8pm. Requiem Mass in Our Lady’s Queen of Peace Church, Coosan, Athlone on Thursday at 12 Noon followed by burial afterwards in Coosan Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Project EDWARD Thursday 21/09/17 / Grainne Coogan
On Thursday 21st September 2017, ESB Road Safety Bureau is asking you to support EDWARD day.
A day without a road death would be our wish and hope for every day of every year. 25,500 people were killed on Europe’s roads in 2016.
111 people have been killed on Irish roads to date this year, a reduction of 24 on the number of people killed in the same period last year.
The aim of Project EDWARD is that no-one should die on the roads of Europe on Thursday 21st September 2017.
· Our roads are a shared space and road safety is a shared responsibility.
· Think about how you use the roads – Small actions can lead to significant, life-changing improvements. · Don’t let your driving habits endanger others or yourself.
· You have the power to make a real difference by making a simple choice – e.g. check your tyres, drop your speed, use your dipped lights, wear your seatbelt.
The Traffic Police network in Europe (TISPOL) has organised the EDWARD initiative, which is being supported by An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority at home.
EDWARD’s support reaches far across Europe, the European Commission, all 30 TISPOL member countries and a growing number of road safety organisations are pledging support on 21st September. Please join us and support EDWARD

People Leaving

Tomorrow – Retirement function for Paul Hickey, Head of Systems and Sustainability, ESB Networks / Denise Fannin
After a very distinguished 39-year career in ESB, Paul is taking inspiration from his most recent role and making the ‘smart’ (boom boom) decision to retire. Paul started his career at the top end of the voltages when he joined Transmission Department and with that experience, worked in both TO(D) and also on a number of overseas assignments including Saudi Arabia and a year in Bahrain. Having conquered transmission, he then moved down the voltage tree and joined Distribution Dept. in Osprey House in 1990 and from there relocated as ESM to the West Region in Limerick in 1993. When he returned to Dublin in 1997, he took up a role as the Employee Relations Manager for Networks, before moving out of the capital again as Customer Services Manager for the South East. He then managed the PR3 process as Regulation and Commercial Manager before subsequently becoming the National Operations Manager. Paul took up his current position of Head of Systems and Sustainability in 2014, managing ESB Telecoms Services, the Networks Property portfolio, Metering and Data services and both Smart Networks and the Smart Metering project.

Paul would like to invite his current and former colleagues and many friends to a function to mark his retirement in The Epic Restaurant in The Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4, tomorrow – Thursday at 6.00pm.
Anybody who would like to make a contribution to Paul’s retirement presentation should contact Denise Fannin, Rm 502, in Clanwilliam House (ext: 26632).

Marguerite Sayers
MD, ESB Networks.

Sports & Social

Culture Night @ The Sean O’ Casey Theatre /
Fran has asked me to promote Culture Night @ The Sean O’ Casey Theatre. He is hoping ESB staff would be interested in attending several FREE performances as per link here which includes an attachment detailing “All Bar One (a comedy of sorts)”, by Dara Carolan. Each performance is 25 to 30 minutes and there is a small art display by the local art group in the reception area.
Please contact directly for further information.

SPORTSCO Draw Results Sep’17 / SPORTSCO
SPORTSCO monthly draw is open to all current and retired ESB staff for €1.27/week or €5.51/month. Please contact SPORTSCO office to sign-up or for further details. September Draw winners are:
€2,500 Timothy O’Regan (Retired, Dublin)
€1,000 James Giles (Retired, Dublin)
€500 John McGetrick (Retired, Co. Sligo)
€200 Miriam Graham (Fizwilliam St, Dublin)
€200 Karen Howlett (Retired, Dublin)
€200 Paula Leonard (Fitzwilliam St, Dublin)
€200 Patrick Peppard (Retired, Co. Wicklow)
€200 Donal O’Colmain (Retired, Dublin)