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Friday 26th March 2021 14:24

Farewell & Thanks

Ita Johnston is retiring / Anne-Marie McDermott
After 40+ years of dedicated service, Ita Johnston will be retiring from ESB on Holy Thursday, 1st April 2021. Ita joined ESB some ‘forty-odd’ years ago and started her career in Consumer’s Unit, in Chapel Street, Dundalk. Working on the Enquiries Desk, Ita was the face of ESB in Dundalk. During the course of her career, Ita also worked in the Revenue Unit, the Cash Desk and most recently in Project & Fixed Asset Accounting Unit, where she was the expert in all things Customer Delivery related. During her time in P&FAA, Ita also worked on the IWM project in Merrion Square, Dublin from 2008 to 2009. Ita’s enquiring mind, enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge has been invaluable and she has made a significant and positive contribution to the success of ESB. Ita also distinguished herself by serving many years as Executive Delegate of E.S.U. Dundalk Branch.
Ita’s bright and warm personality has ensured that she made many good and long-standing friendships with staff right across ESB. She will be missed by all, particularly her friends in Avenue Road, Dundalk and most especially in the Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Unit. On behalf of all of us, we wish to thank you Ita for the tremendous contribution you have given to ESB over the course of your career. We will miss your tremendous sense of humour, interesting conversation and your joy of life. We wish you good health and happiness to enjoy every minute of your retirement.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to celebrate Ita’s retirement with her in person as we would like. However, we look forward to celebrating with Ita, later in the year, when we can give her the proper send-off that she deserves. Very good luck to you Ita.

Pat Sheahan is retiring / Melissa Butler
After 44 years of outstanding service our colleague and friend Pat Sheahan is retiring from ESB. Pat’s last working day is the 21st May and Pat is taking annual leave from 31st March. Pat has been a wonderful colleague and friend to all he has worked with across Limerick, the Mid West, the South and Central regions. Pat is widely respected for his technical knowledge and his practical approach to work and Pat has always been very supportive of everyone he has worked with.
Pat started his career with ESB in 1977 as an apprentice electrician and worked in the service repair department and then moved to working in HV Stations Limerick. Pat worked as a HV commissioner and moved to his role as Station Supervisor Limerick in 2009. Pat is retiring from ESB as the STSS, safety and technical services supervisor for the Project Delivery Central region, this is a very fitting role for Pat with his level of technical knowledge and his commitment to safe working. Pat has always approached his work with a practical can do attitude. Pat has worked on and delivered many major projects during his career. Pat is well known for his comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the safety rules and the practical application of the rules.
Throughout Pat’s career, whatever Pats role he has always been a wonderful colleague and friend to all he has worked with. Pat has made a lasting and positive impact on the manner in which HV Station work is safely delivered and Pat will be missed by all who have had the privilege to work with him over the years.
Unfortunately due to the current COVID 19 restrictions it is not possible to celebrate Pat’s retirement with him in person as we would like but hopefully we will be able to mark Pat’s retirement later in the year.
We wish Pat, his wife Ger and daughter Michelle the very best for the next exciting chapter in life and we thank Pat for his outstanding service to the ESB.