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Be Inspired to find The Power Within


Only 0.0001% of the world’s population get to call themselves an Olympian, a very small group of extraordinary people whose unwavering self belief propels them to do extraordinary things. As part of its sponsorship of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympic Games, Electric Ireland has been shining a light on our Olympians and how they use their own mental strength and The Power Within to achieve their dreams. Electric Ireland wants to inspire the Irish public with these athletes’ stories and encourage people to look within themselves to realise that we can all unlock the Power Within.

Although they may not be Olympic athletes, Joe and Kay O’Regan from Wexford are proof that the power is within all of us to achieve great things. The eighty year old couple ran their first marathon when they were 50, when most people are giving up running. 30 years and 142 marathons later, they finished their last marathon in June, in Cork, hand in hand. Their determination and strength of spirit is inspiring in equal measure.

The O’Regan’s have teamed up with Electric Ireland to share their amazing story of mental resilience and fortitude.

Speaking about what they believe The Power Within means, Kay and Joe O’Regan said, “People thought we were mad, that you don’t start running at 50, but the longest journey starts with the first step and if we can do it anyone can. The Power Within is about looking inside yourself and having belief in the things you can achieve.”

Watch the O’Regan’s amazing journey –

Follow the stories at and #ThePowerWithin.

Published : 22-Jul-2016

Death of Paschal Walsh (ex ESB Fleet Street), father of Claire-Ann Rogers, BSC.

I regret to inform you of the passing of Paschal Walsh (ex ESB Fleet Street), father of our friend and colleague, Claire-Ann Rogers.

Funeral details have yet to be clarified. Please check on for further information.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Claire-Ann and her family at this sad time.

Published : 22-Jul-2016

The death has occurred of Breda O’LOUGHLIN ESB Head Office Switchboard

It is with great sadness I have to inform you of the death of Breda O’Loughlin (nee Vaughan who work in ESB Head Office Switchboard and will be sadly missed by all her colleagues.

Breda O’Loughlin (nee Vaughan) (Walkinstown and late of Feakle, Co. Clare and ESB Head Office) , passed away on July 20th, 2016, (peacefully and courageously ) surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the staff of Cara Ward, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital.


Reposing at the Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Crumlin Village, on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm and on Friday from 9am to 1pm. Funeral on Saturday, after 10am Mass in St. Agnes’s Church, Crumlin Village, to Newlands Cross Cemetery.

May she rest in peace.

Published : 21-Jul-2016

Sum of money found at Fitzwilliam back gate

Found at 11.35. If it’s yours please get in touch.

Published : 20-Jul-2016



The death has occurred of Paul QUINN
Drumshanbo South, Mohill, Leitrim / Gortletteragh, Leitrim

The death has occurred of Paul Quinn of Drumshanbo South, Mohill, Co. Leitrim Tuesday 19th July 2016 peacefully at his home.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Molly, sons and daughter, sisters and brothers, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace

Remains reposing at his residence on Tuesday 19th July 2016 from 6.00pm to 11.00pm and on Wednesday from 12 noon to 5.00pm. Remains to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh on Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. Funeral mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards to Gortletteragh cemetery.

Please note house private on Wednesday evening from 5.00pm.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to North West Hospice c/o John McKiernan, Funeral Director or any family member.

Published : 20-Jul-2016

MADSOC draw May 2016

Attached are the results of our May 2016 draw. Congratulations to our winners.

Published : 18-Jul-2016



Published : 18-Jul-2016

Next BHAA Race: Wednesday, 20 July @ Irishtown Stadium

The next BHAA race is on Wednesday, 20 July at Irishtown Stadium.

Type: Track/ road
Distance: 5k
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.

Full details can be found on the BHAA website:

Published : 18-Jul-2016

Death of Josephine Gallagher, mother of Anthony Gallagher, HVD&C Networks

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Josephine Gallagher, mother of our colleague Anthony Gallagher, HVD&C Networks who passed away on Friday the 15th of July.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Funeral on Monday 18th July to St. Michael’s Church, Creeslough, for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in Doe Cemetery, Creeslough.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Anthony and his family on this sad occasion.

May she rest in peace.

Published : 18-Jul-2016

June’16 Draw Results

SPORTSCO Monthly Draw is open to all ESB staff and retired staff. It costs ?1.27/week or ?5.51/month, deducted at source. Please contact SPORTSCO office on 01-6143403 or info for more details or to sign up.
Published : 15-Jul-2016

May’16 Draw Results

SPORTSCO Monthly Draw is open to all ESB staff and retired staff. It costs ?1.27/week or ?5.51/month, deducted at source. Please contact SPORTSCO office on 01-6143403 or info for more details or to sign up.

Published : 15-Jul-2016

Tom Waldron 5k Run / Walk in Aid of Protect Children Charity

A 5k Run / Walk will be held on Tuesday 9th August 2016 in Claremorris Athletic Track. The event is a fund-raiser for a local charity called Protect Children. The charity is focused on supporting orphans & vulnerable children in Kitui, Kenya. The event has been taking place for a number of years and this year is being renamed in memory of my father as the Tom Waldron 5k Run / Walk. Tom was a prominent member of Mayo Athletic Club and was a regular participant in road races with his last race being this event last August, two months before his sudden passing away aged 76.

Registration is available on the night from 6.30pm

Run Starts at 7.30pm

Registration Fee: ?10.00

Published : 15-Jul-2016

ESB Travelco Returns to Salthill, October 2016

ESB Travelco returns to the 4-star GALWAY BAY HOTEL, SALTHILL

Arrive Sunday 16 October, depart Thursday 21 October 2016

in the 4-star hotel located on the promenade,
with frequent buses into Galway.

PRICE per person sharing: ?320
9 singles available at ?320, additional at the higher rate of ?420
Tours to local attractions will be organised, provided there is sufficient interest.

See attachment for further details and booking form

Published : 15-Jul-2016

Watch Olympic Diver, Ollie Dingley as he tells his Olympic Story


As part of Electric Ireland’s Sponsorship of Team Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games, we have teamed up with Olympic Diver, Ollie Dingley to create a short video outlining his story and revealing where he finds his Power Within to achieve his Olympic dreams.

Oliver Dingley has revealed that his tenacity and self belief inspired him to be relentless in pursuit of his dreams.

As a child, Ollie struggled with shyness; however, he used diving as his solace to allow him to escape into a world where he could express himself openly and ambitiously. No matter how much he struggled during the day at school, in the evening, he would go diving and do something he loved which gave him great motivation to succeed.

Ollie has admitted to struggling with confidence and doubting his ability during competitions, and believes that the positive power of the mind is crucial to achieving successful performances. Now, as he prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ollie is confident in his ability and will use his inner strength and Power Within to achieve his dream of competing in the Games. To see his story, watch his Video and share it using #ThePowerWithin.

Watch the Video here at:

The Power Within is about giving Team Ireland athletes a platform to tell their own stories of how they have overcome disappointment and used their self belief to realise their dreams of becoming an Olympian.

Each and every member of Team Ireland have reached within themselves to unearth The Power Within. 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.

Thanks everyone and keep an eye out for more exciting Team Ireland initiatives, competitions and updates!

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin

Published : 14-Jul-2016

Death of father of our former colleague Paul Doyle

Joe Doyle, father of our former colleague Paul Doyle (formerly GWM Strategy & Regulation and ESB International PSS team) has passed away.
Reposing at Keohane’s Funeral Home, Copley Street. Rosary on Wednesday 13th at 6.30pm. Removal on Thursday 14th at 7pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballinlough. Requiem Mass on Friday 15th at 11am followed by burial at St Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Rd.
Our thoughts are with Paul and his family at this sad time.
May he rest in peace.

Published : 13-Jul-2016

Death of Mary Denning, sister of Brendan and Ciaran Walsh, Finglas

The death has occurred of Mary Denning, sister of Brendan and Ciaran Walsh, St. Margarets Road, Finglas.
Arrangements: Removal on Wednesday morning to St Mary’s Church Navan, arriving for 10 o’clock funeral mass, followed by cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium.
May she rest in peace.

Published : 11-Jul-2016

ESB Cricket Team had a memorable victory

The on Thursday evening last. A beautiful summer’s evening was matched by the surroundings of the Cricket pitch in College Park T.C.D. for a game against an Evening Herald eleven.

Having won the toss, ESB elected to bat. An all round team performance delivered a defendable score of 124 to ESB. Some good performances were provided by Vikas Bhagaur 20 runs, Koustav Modak scoring 23 after hitting a four to bring him well over the obligatory retirement score of 20. Also Malkit Singh’s score of 20 helped to secure a comfortable total for ESB. A leisurely second innings on this bright summer evening was being looked forward to by the ESB side. However the Evening Herald eleven had other ideas.

The Herald opened the second innings with a strong partnership operating between the opening batsmen, who began to put a solid foundation down for the fight back. Wickets did fall and batsmen retired but all the while the 125 runs required was looking increasingly achievable. Koustav, John Small, Malkit and Vikas all sharing the wickets. It came down to the last over with Koustav to bowl. If scores could be kept to singles then ESB would be victorious. Standing like a gunslinger from an old Western movie, Koustav considered for some moments the distant wicket. The ball was bowled and struck the wicket between Off and Middle stump. There was a collective cheer and sigh of relief from the ESB eleven. The Evening Herald were all out for 117 runs with 19.3 overs bowled.

ESB CC will continue to play over the summer, as ever new members are welcome. Previous playing experience is not a requirement.

picture of team

Published : 11-Jul-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB

with Black Belt Andre Ramos

A welcome to new and existing members to with Black Belt Andre Ramos starting tomorrow 12th July.

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 details:

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.

Any further details, call me, thanks and we look forward to seeing you all.

Published : 11-Jul-2016

EURO2016 Competition – FINAL RESULTS and WINNERS


The final results are in and with only 2 people correctly predicting Portugal to win the competition it went down to the wire. In the end only 5 points separate the top 6. Our winner is Paul Prendergast on 72 points. Paul had an overall success rate of 57 % and correctly predicted the 2 finalists, however he backed France for the title. This didn’t matter in the end as he beat Padraig Ryan to the post by 1 point. Padraig finished on 71 points and claims our second place prize. With the highest success rate in the competition of 59 % it was the group stage points which carried him through.

At the other end of the table, Pat Joyce and Eamonn Farrell fought off some tough challengers to claim the joint wooden spoon! Check out the table here to see how you finished up.

The final prizes and winners are:

  • 1st Prize €325: Paul Prendergast, Group Finance & Commercial
  • 2nd Prize: €175: Padraig Ryan, Leopardstown Road

A huge thank you to everyone who got involved with the competition!

We have raised €890 for Electric Aid, and had some fun along the way.

Why not check out the website to see the types of projects this money will be spent on.

Published : 11-Jul-2016

Honouring the trust you have placed in us

electriclogo.pngOnce again, the good name of the community, charity and voluntary sector in Ireland has been damaged by the dishonourable and corrupt actions of a few people. The governance failures and breaches of trust uncovered in Console’s affairs have cast a shadow over many ethical and committed people and organisations. In these circumstances it is necessary to reassure our members and supporters about ElectricAid’s governance, processes, and integrity.

Over the last few years, ElectricAid has put a lot of effort into our management and governance. We have signed up to the Five Principles of the Governance Code for Charities. These are:

  • Leading our organisation
  • Exercising control over our organisation
  • Being transparent and accountable
  • Working effectively
  • Behaving with integrity.

We take these principles seriously – and live up to them. Our application, evaluation, funding and project auditing processes are treated with the utmost transparency and integrity. Our payments are governed by a strict approval process with multiple signatories required for cheques and EFTs. As a result of the generosity of ESB, we pay no salaries or expenses. Neither do we pay salary, expenses or overheads for applicant organisations. All of our funding goes direct to grassroots projects.

Integrity, transparency and accountability are core values for ElectricAid. No Committee member is reimbursed for work done. Our accounts are independently audited, published on ESBnet and on, and lodged with the Revenue Commissioners and with the Charities Regulatory Authority. Financial and governance details on ElectricAid are published on The minutes and outputs of all meetings are posted on our site.

As my predecessor John Kelly noted in similar circumstances in 2013, members have a standing invitation to attend any of our meetings. We are a member-owned and driven organisation, doing our business in the open, and proud to do so. We are open for business – and open for any scrutiny. Please be assured that the unacceptable actions of a few individuals have no place in the vast majority of charities – and absolutely no place in ElectricAid. Members have invested us with the trust of managing and growing this world-leading initiative; we have honoured this trust, and will continue to do so.

Tina Pittock

Chair, ElectricAid

Published : 11-Jul-2016