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Monday 24th May 2021 14:23

Farewell & Thanks

Kieran Peyton is retiring / John Scully
Kieran Peyton has decided to announce his retirement after 42 years dedicated service. Kieran began his working career in Dublin as a Bus Driver with CIE, he subsequently left CIE to join ESB in Dublin. After a number of years Kieran then transferred to Sligo as a storeman and later joined the Ballaghadereen line crews under the supervision of Tim Slevin. In the early 1980’s Kieran transferred to his native Swinford as a chargehand linesman. After the closure of Swinford yard, Kieran operated out of Ballina Depot where he fulfilled the role of Area NT up until this present day.
Kieran is a loyal Mayo supporter and I’m sure will now have more time to support Mayo’s ongoing quest for Sam. On Behalf of ESB and all your friends and Colleagues in Ballina, i would like to thank you for all your dedicated service over the years and wish you and Mary a Very Happy and Healthy Retirement

Ray O’Mullane is retiring / Dave Carey
Ray O’Mullane will be retiring from ESB and starting the next phase of his life (on the International Tennis Circuit) from early June. His last official day in the office will be Tuesday next 2nd June. Ray started his career in Patrick St Cork working on the “counter” providing customer service for Customer Supply Ray O’Mullane will be retiring from ESB and starting the next phase of his life (on the International and Networks. Nine years later a vacancy arose for a clerical officer covering customer service and sales in the Mallow area office and Ray jumped at this. Having got a taste for commission and sales Ray took up a permanent position as a salesperson in ESB Retail Academy Street Cork where he remained for fourteen years until ESB’s exit from the electrical retail business. Not wanting to stray too far from customers, the next stint of Ray’s career was spent in the National Customer Care Centre in Wilton supporting staff and providing customer service for ESBN customers. During this period Ray was also involved in project work on EBilling for Customer supply and in the launch of Electric Ireland’s online store. For the past three years he has worked on the Smart Metering Project in a customer facing role. He is widely known throughout the organisation through his many roles. For many years Ray has also been involved in the organising of Christmas staff functions in Wilton and fundraising for local charities including Edel House.
Ray will be missed by those who have worked with him for his professionalism and good humour, friendly ear and of course his Guitar!!! We will be setting up an online MSTeams call at 3pm on Tuesday. If you would like an invite to this meeting please contact Dave Carey. We wish Ray, Josette, and their Family all the best for the future.

Noel Joyce is retiring / Sean Walsh
Our friend and colleague Noel Joyce is retiring from ESB Networks and his last working day is on Wednesday 2nd of June after more than 43 years of dedicated service. Noel started his career with ESB in Clifden in 1978 at the start of the construction of the 220kV transmission network. Since then Noel has held many roles during his long career in ESB Networks. Noels first supervisor role in ESB was with contracting partners as an NRP supervisor working with Seamus Deeney in the early 2000’s. In 2005 Noel was appointed supervisor in Network Projects West based in Galway and following a re-org in 2011 he became the Construction Supervisor Galway. In 2018 Noel moved into the role of project supervisor for Fibre Make Ready across the Mid-West region. Finally, in 2019 Noel moved into his current role as the programme co-ordinator in the TPM team in the central region.
Noel has always been a great character to all who have worked with him over the years and he has always been very supportive to all his work colleagues. He is very well known for his vast knowledge and technical expertise, professionalism and his commitment to public safety. He is always very willing to share his knowledge with his colleagues and has been a great support and help to NT’s, supervisors and managers across the mid-West/Central Region both on the CD and PD side of NCD over the years. Noel will now move on to the next chapter in his life and he has many interests and hobbies outside of the ESB which is not surprising considering the busy person he is. He will have more time to spend at home and on his farm in Connemara, spending time with his family, travelling and reading. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot celebrate Noel’s retirement as we would like at this time. However, a MS Teams conference call will be held on Wed 2nd of June at 12:00 to wish Noel a final farewell and to mark his last day at work. If you want to be included in the MS Teams call please email Sean Walsh. In the meantime, I would like to thank Noel for his huge contribution, loyal service and commitment to ESB over the last 43 years and wish himself and his wife Mary a long, healthy and happy years of retirement.

Retirement of Tom Tyrell / Walter Keady
After 42 years of dedicated service to ESB, our friend and colleague Tom Tyrell is retiring on the 31st of May. Tom had already qualified when he joined the company on the 31st of December 1979, starting in Albert Road before moving to Wilton a number of years later. Tom was appointed Transport Supervisor, Cork and Tralee in 2000 with Waterford added in 2003, he became well known across the organisation for his professionalism, knowledge & technical expertise and his commitment to the business. In 2011 Tom moved to Ecars for two years before moving back to Cork as STSS for the Fleet and Equipment organisation. In 2017 Tom was appointed to his current role, Risk and Compliance Manager, Network Support, a role he has made his own. He has been instrumental in modernising our risk and compliance processes and procedures. Tom has been a pleasure to work with over the last number of years. He has many friends across the organisation who would love to celebrate his career as he moves onto new pastures, however the current COVID situation prevents that. We will mark the occasion when circumstances allow later in the year. On behalf of all in ESB I would like to thank Tom for his many years of hard work and dedicated service. He will be greatly missed in ESB, and particularly the Network Support organisation. We all wish him and his family a long and happy retirement.