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Thursday 24th June 2021 14:32

Farewell & Thanks

Kathleen Seale is retiring / Alan Kelly
After 40 years of dedicated service to ESB Kathleen Seale has decided to retire and move to the next phase of her life. Her last working day is Tuesday the 29th June. Kathleen joined the “Line School” in Portlaoise on the 8th December 1980 – pre-computer days, having previously worked in Dublin for the HSE. She has witnessed many changes in ESB Training over the years, from the early days of the Line School prefabs to the establishment of the Networks Training Centre as it is today. Kathleen has worked in all aspects of training administration and one of her favourite parts of the job was meeting other colleagues from other parts of the country in the NTC. Kathleen was a pleasure to work with – diligent, honest as the day is long, good fun, always helpful and with a smile on her face. She was also the driving force behind a worthy cause – The Shoe Box Appeal in the NTC for many years. Not many will remember that she was also an integral member of the All-Ireland winning NISO (National Safety Organisation) Team from ESB Training that reached 3 All-Ireland Finals in the 1980’s. Kathleen will be greatly missed at both a personal and a professional capacity by so many of her good friends and colleagues in the ESB. On behalf of them all, the company and for my own part, I want to thank Kathleen for her friendship, service, her commitment and loyalty to ESB and to wish her a happy and healthy retirement with her family. Due to Covid, we are unable to mark Kathleen’s retirement in person at this time, but we hope to mark this milestone with her later in the year when Covid restrictions continue to ease.


Death of Daniel Ndiyo, IT Delivery / Damian Pacitto
It is with deep regret that I wish to advise you all of the passing of our FIT apprentice, Daniel Ndiyo. Daniel has passed away after a short illness. Daniel joined the AppData team early last year after completing an IT conversion course, and was an enthusiastic worker who contributed greatly to the team. His role in the team meant Daniel had engaged with many colleagues across the business. Although joining at a difficult time amid Covid working conditions, Daniel had met the team at a get together in Merrion Square, a time which is all the more special now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel’s family at this sad and difficult time.