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New ESB Networks Website

The new ESB Networks website went live last Thursday, please take a look at

This new website follows on from the launch of the ESB corporate website a couple of months ago and is a key part of our digital strategy to communicate and engage with customers and stakeholders in a way that suits them and meets their needs.

The new website includes the following features:

  • Updated design and information architecture which will make it easier for people to navigate and to access information
  • Focussed and easy to find customer service options and most requested services
  • Responsiveness on all devices including tablets and mobile phones
  • New, dynamic and interactive content to present more engaging, and where possible shorter, pieces of information
  • Built on a content management system which will allow for easier and faster updates and managing of information on the site

Future plans for the website in 2016 will include the ability to log a fault online, pay a bill online and register for outage updates by text message

ESB Networks has also increased its social media presence and is now on Instagram as well as Twitter:



Published : 23-May-2016

The Great ElectricAid EURO2016 Predictor Competition!


It’s coming up fast – Euro2016! The tournament kicks off on Friday 10th June. Northern Ireland start on Sunday 12th, and Ireland take on Sweden on Monday 13th. Are the Boys in Green the Leicester City of Europe? Which Boys in Green?

ElectricAid is running another fun and fund raising prediction competition. We want you to predict the outcome of each group-stage match. You will have 6 “bankers” to beef up tour points tally (be careful here – South Africa were my bankers to beat Japan in the Rugby World Cup!). You also have to predict each group winner, the 2 teams to make the final – and the ultimate winner. As a tie-breaker, you also have to forecast the total number of goals in the tournament. So, no pressure! Seriously, it’s a lot easier to get your head around than our Election Competition, and will give you weeks of fun as we update you on the Leicesters and Villas among our entrants!

We will give back 50% of the total entry pool (capped at €500) to our winner and runner-up. Depending on entries, that should mean €325 to our winner, and €175 to our runner-up – and you could win both!

It’s for a great cause, and will be a lot of fun. Just complete the attached spreadsheet, and return to Angelica Pacturanan at ElectricAid angelica.pacturanan. The easiest way of paying the €10 entry fee is to make a once-off donation direct from payroll at – here’s the link:

You can also use the attached paper form if you prefer.

Entries close at 12 noon on Friday 10th June.

So get in touch with your inner Dunphy, and get forecasting! Why not set up sub-competitions with your workmates? Good luck to you all!

ElectricAid Once-Off Deduction Form [Size: 32K]

EURO 2016 Forecast Competition Entry Form [Size: 181K]

Published : 23-May-2016

Death of Mrs. Marie Curtis, mother of Gerry Curtis Network Projects

Mrs. Marie Curtis, mother of our friend and colleague Gerry, and widow of Gerry Curtis Snr (ex ESB) passed away yesterday. Funeral details are as follows:
Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Lucan on Monday 23rd May from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Esker on Tuesday 24th, arriving for Requiem Mass at 10.00 a.m. followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please.
Our thoughts are with Gerry and his family at this sad time – may she rest in peace.

Published : 20-May-2016



Following the launch of we now need your help to ensure that we continue to preserve and maintain our corporate memory for both internal and external users of our archives.

Records you are creating today are the history of tomorrow.

Since the establishment of ESB Archives, we have accumulated a significant collection of archival material. We preserve over 8,000 boxes of archival documents, in addition our collection also includes electronic records, photographs, films and artefacts.

Our archives are a unique corporate asset that are utilised for important legal, marketing, innovation, communications and business decisions that form part of a historical business context. As a rule our archives are kept permanently and contain only information that explains and illustrates the key development and activity of our business over time.

Rather than being just a matter of nostalgia, our archive is an important investment in the future of our company.

Our collection thanks to your support over those years now forms an important part of the country’s archival records which can be used not only to trace the development of ESB but also at a broader level can also be used to shed light on the of evolution of the State.

It is estimated that about five per cent of all company records are appropriate for retention in our archive. An example of the types of records that we require are:

  • strategic plans such as business development and business continuity plans
  • major contracts and agreements
  • major project files (project brief, cost, implementation planning)
  • operating plans (documentation showing commercial activity)
  • strategic planning documentation
  • company reports for external enquiries or commissions
  • corporate communications and media relations
  • advertising material
  • market research and plans
  • photographs and film of key milestones across the business, example: innovations, awards, sports and social activities

Please contact us by emailing esbarchives or phone 01-6042146/42132 where our archive will be delighted to offer further assistance.

Where possible please provide photos or scans and a description of the records that you think have archival value.

For a more comprehensive guide to the types of material we require please click here.

Published : 20-May-2016

DB Superannuation Committee Election

The count for the election of members of the DB Superannuation Committee was held today and the following were elected.

  • Sean Kelly
  • John Carton
  • Margaret O’Connor
  • Adrian Fox
  • Ann Carroll

Congratulations to the successful candidates who will be commencing their roles on 1st July 2016.

We would like to thank all candidates for their efforts and interest in becoming members of the Superannuation Committee.

Published : 19-May-2016

REMINDER – Retirement of Mick Regan

After almost 36 years service Mick Regan has decided to retire from ESB Networks at the end of May.

Over the years he has worked in Distribution Dept., Dublin City District, Materials Dept., Tanzania and Asset Management.@ All of us that have had the pleasure to work with Mick, are well aware of his immense contribution to ESB over these years. His experience, knowledge and specifically his enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

An event will be held on 27th May to mark this occasion, which will kick off in Leopardstown Road at 17.00 hrs and then move onto the Leopardstown Inn.@@

All Mick’s friends and colleagues are invited to attend.
If you would like to be associated with Mick’s presentation please contact any of the following:

Ivan Codd (Ext 43244)
Dave Byrne (Ext 43512)



Published : 18-May-2016

Sum of money found

Handed in at reception a sum of money

Published : 18-May-2016

Teresa Kelly, mother Kieran Pat ESB Fisheries GWM

The death has occurred of Teresa Kelly (nee White), Banagher, Co. Offaly. Mother of Kieran Pat ESB Fisheries and Frank ex Shannonbridge Station.

Grant Teresa Eternal Rest and Peace

Reposing at her son Albert’s home, Cornamona, Banagher on Wednesday 18th from 2pm to 10pm.

Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon to St. Rynagh’s Church, Banagher, with burial afterwards to St. Rynagh’s Cemetery. House strictly private on Thursday morning.

Published : 18-May-2016

Thank You for your Condolences

On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank everyone in ESB who were so kind and thoughtful in their words and actions following the passing of my Mother recently. I can assure you that your condolences and presence were of great comfort to us all at this difficult time. God Bless.

Published : 18-May-2016

Number Twenty Nine – National Drawing Day Workshop


Join us in Number Twenty Nine for some creative fun on National Drawing Day this Saturday, 21 May. Children’s book illustrator Tatyana Feeney will host a dynamic drawing workshop, exploring Dublin: Past, Present and Future. This event is open to children of all ages and abilities, but adults are also welcome to try their hand at some sketching and doodling! Children will create a spectacular large scale collaborative drawing inspired by Dublin’s famous landmarks and the more familiar buildings in which we live, work and play.

This is a 2 hour drop-in drawing session and families are welcome to join us anytime between 2-4pm, free of charge. Booking is not necessary. All materials will be provided. Admission to visit Number Twenty Nine will be free throughout the day.

For more information see
phone (01) 702 6163 or email sandra.hoey

Published : 18-May-2016

Topaz Cash for Clubs

Hi all, if you could register your Topaz Play and Park card for Julianstown Badminton Club I would appreciate it. We need to get 2000 tokens to be entered into the draw, we have not achieved this target any other year. We desperately need a new net and badminton posts as we play with a homemade set at present. It only takes two minutes to register. Thanks in advance!

Published : 18-May-2016

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu @ESB starting 17th May

A welcome to new and existing members to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu @ESB with Black Belt Andre Ramos starting tomorrow 17th May.

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 new details:

Where: ESB Matthews building
When: Every Tuesday & Thursday starting on the 17th May till the 9th June.
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 : 16-May-2016

Euros 2016 Competition

Just when you thought it was safe to come out after that booksale … we’re at it again! Look out for the Great ElectricAid Euros 2016 Predictor Competition, coming soon … you have been warned!

Published : 16-May-2016

Sligo Walk 2016

The Sligo 30K Walk took place in beautiful Sunshine on Saturday last.

Our thanks to all you walkers who took part in the event and enjoyed the After Walk festivities – we hope to see you all back next year and encourage your colleagues to sign up!

Huge thanks also to the local staff both current and retired who gave their time to man the many water/snack stations and for supporting the walkers along the route.

The Walk times are attached and photos will be available shortly.

Date for the Diary: 2017 walk takes place on Saturday 20th May, 2017

Published : 18-May-2016

Electric Picnic Ticket Required

Electric Picnic Ticket required for my daughter who describes this event as ‘highlight of her year’ & unfortunately did not secure a ticket yet . If anyone has a spare or unwanted ticket for this Event , can you please contact me and I will purchase & arrange collection.

Published : 16-May-2016

Derek Russell’s Farewell – Venue: Oil Can Harry’s – 32 Mount Street Lower,

After a decade of committed and distinguished service across Independent Generation, ESBIE, Electric Ireland and ITS, Derek Russell is moving on to new pastures and challenges. To mark his departure, Derek would like to invite his colleagues and friends to the function room in Oil Can Harry’s on Thursday – 16th June (from 5pm ).

Published : 16-May-2016

Thank you

Geraldine and I would like to thank all our friends and colleagues who gave us such a warm send off for my retirement. Hopefully I will bump into you around the Green over the summer or next to the fire in the Hi-B in Cork in the winter. My new email address is

johnphiggins if you have any scandal that might be of interest.

Best regards, John Higgins.

Published : 16-May-2016

The death has occurred of Carmel Connor ( Ex Lanesborough Station )

The death has occurred of Carmel Connor Tuam, Kilrooskey, Co Roscommon. ( EX Lanesborough Power Station) on May 15th, 2016;

(Peacefully), at Roscommon County Hospital. Beloved wife of Gerry and dear mother of Sacha, Ann-Marie (Campbell), Vanessa (Feeley), Caryl (McDonagh), Steve, Gerard and the late Jason. She will be very sadly missed by her family, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May she rest in peace

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Smyth’s Funeral Home, Roscommon on Monday evening from 5 o’c followed by Removal at 7 o’c to St Mary’s Church, Ballagh. Mass of the Resurrection on Tuesday at 12 o’c. Burial afterwards in Kilgefin Cemetery.

No flowers please, donations if desired to the Roscommon Palliative Care Team due to their exceptional standard of care.


Published : 16-May-2016

Peter Merrriman retires

After 46 years of dedicated service, Peter Merriman is retiring.
Peter is marking his retirement with a function in ‘The Graduate’ pub, Rochestown Ave, Killiney on Friday 20th May 8pm till late.
If you would like to contribute to Peter’s presentation, please contact one of the following;
Fintan Behan 0879897219
Richie Murray 0879897210
Ger Brennan Ext 43456

Published : 13-May-2016

Reminder – NCBI Clothes Appeal Starts Next Week 17th May

Published : 13-May-2016