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Death of Joseph Paisley, Father-in-law of John Seale, Fleet & Equipment

The death has occurred of Joseph Paisley, father-in-law of our colleague John Seale, Fleet & Equipment, Broomhill Road.
Funeral arrangements as follows:
Reposing at his residence from 3pm on Friday, with rosary recital at 8pm.
Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Published : 20-Oct-2016

ESB World Cup Soccer Event – photos

Well done to everyone that participated in the ESB World Cup Soccer Event at SPORTSCO on Saturday. Head over to our Facebook page SPORTSCORingsend or Twitter account SPORTSCODublin, and see if you recognise anyone!….

Published : 20-Oct-2016

ALADDIN Tivoli Christmas Panto Sat Dec 17th 2016 @2pm

Tickets ?21 each.
Venue Tivoli Theatre Francis Street Dublin 8.
Date : Sat Dec 17th 2016 @2pm.
FREE onsite visit to Santa for little ones approx. 4.15pm when Panto finishes.

Tickets Available from :
Electric Ireland Santry
3rd Floor

Anita Cullen ext 34354

Ann Ross ext 34327

2nd floor

Catherine Lernihan ext 34346

Bernie Comerford ext 34278

ESB Networks St Margarets Road Finglas

Bernie Jones ext 42714

Published : 19-Oct-2016


I would like to thank everyone for your kindness after the death of my father Gerry Murphy. To everyone who came to the funeral home and the funeral, and who sent cards, emails, messages and words of sympathy. Your support was very much appreciated. Many thanks Emer

Published : 19-Oct-2016

Phyllis Walsh RIP – wife of John Walsh former CSS Castlebar

The death has occurred of Phyllis Walsh nee Conroy, Cornanool, Castlebar and late of Kinvara, Co. Galway – wife of John Walsh former CSS Castlerbar

Funeral arrangements as follows;
Remains reposing at St. Aidan’s Room, adjoining St. Patrick’s Church, Islandeady on Thursday evening from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock.
Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 11 o’clock followed by burial in Islandeady Cemetery.
House private by request
Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Mayo Roscommon Hospice, c/o of Moran Funeral Directors, Castlebar.
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with John & His family at this sad time.
May she Rest in Peace

Published : 19-Oct-2016

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