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Monday 26th October 2020 14:21

Farewell & Thanks

Cyril Loughlin is retiring / Derek Fuller
After 39 years of distinguished and professional service, Cyril Loughlin is retiring from ESB on the 29th of October. Everyone who has had the pleasure to work with or socialise with Cyril have commented on his great energy, enthusiasm and willingness to help others. Throughout his career, Cyril has welcomed and enjoyed change and as a result has pioneered many new processes across ESB. After graduating from UCD in 1977, Cyril started his ESB career in 1978 in Project Department in Stephen Court. His ESB career brought him to Stores Control in 1980 followed by Business Methods Division in 1981. In 1984 he joined ITS as an Analyst Programmer and in 1987 his journey continued to the newly formed Operations Dept (formerly Generation & System Op). In 1991, Cyril joined the fledgling IT Security organisation as Ireland’s first full-time IT Contingency Co-ordinator. In 1999 he left ESB to take up a position as a consultant with Risk Management International. Over the following 3 years, spanning the Y2K era, Cyril enjoyed a unique experience at the forefront of best practice risk and crisis management. When Cyril returned to ESB in 2002 his risk management expertise would prove most useful in the years that followed. Initially, he joined the ITS Web Team working on a project for the Meter Reading System Operator function. In 2004 Cyril moved to IT Security to head up ESB’s Business Continuity Programme. This involved sourcing and setting up a hot site for ESB with the facility for 200+ staff to relocate to in the event of a non-pandemic loss of premises. This was long before the availability of modern-day remote working. The role also included the co-ordination and reviewing of Business Continuity Plans for all Business Units including testing and training on an annual basis.
In 2008 Cyril, and the BCP function, transferred to Group Risk in the Corporate Centre where a more broadly based project was instigated to standardise the BCP and Crisis Management approach across the Group. ESB’s strong Business Continuity Planning has served us well, particularly during storm Ophelia and in the current Pandemic. Cyril took up a sourcing role with ITS in 2011. The following year he joined BSC Procurement as Vendor Manager. This was a new role that Cyril developed to a high level, particularly for IT vendors and contracts. He also completed a large tender for ESB’s group-wide banking services, including NIE. Cyril then moved into a governance role and also redeveloped the Contracts Database system in SharePoint for BSC Procurement. From 2015, much of his time and energy was devoted to the Procurement Change Project that gave rise to the new SRM system and related category management aspects. The 2018 company reorganisation resulted in the formation of an integrated Enterprise Services Procurement team and Cyril has led the Performance and Compliance team within the new entity with the same energy and enthusiasm that he had on his first day with ESB.
Cyril’s contribution to the sporting and social life of ESB has been significant. He played a major role in ESB’s GAA club, on the ESB Dublin football team in the 1980s and as chairperson of the club up to 1999 . Cyril is very proud of his Leitrim roots and played football for his county before moving to Dublin and playing with St. Judes before adopting Kilmacud Crokes as his new home. Cyril took up golf in recent years and has become a very enthusiastic player. Many of his friends in ESB’s Golf Society have commented on how frustrated they are by his “generous handicap”. He has always cycled since his arrival in Dublin but in recent years has progressed to participation in long distance sportives. His most memorable achievement was the Malin to Mizen charity cycle with Kilmacud Wheelers in 2018 and he had been preparing for the return version earlier this year before Covid-19 had its say. On behalf of all of Cyril’s colleagues and friends, we wish Cyril a long and very happy retirement.


Death of Katherine Tyrell, mother of Tom, ESB Netw, Wilton / Walter Keady
The death has occurred of Katherine (Kathy) Tyrell, in her 95th year, on 22nd October 2020, peacefully, at home. Sadly missed by her 9 heartbroken sons, 23 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law Mary, relatives, kind neighbours and dear friends. Kathy’s Requiem mass will be live-streamed on at 1.00pm on Tuesday 27th October 2020. Due to current government restrictions, Kathy’s funeral will take place privately. The family appreciates your understanding and co-operation. Please leave your personal message for Kathy’s family in the condolence section below or through
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Death of Anne Smith, RIP, mother of Ciaran, NTC Portlaoise / Teresa Farrell
The death has occurred of Anne Smith (née Nesdale), Raheg, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan. Tuesday, 20th October, peacefully at her residence, in the loving care of her family. Predeceased by her husband John and sisters; Eileen Reilly and Kathleen Conaty. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken family; Peter, Seamus, Seán, Catherine (Rudden), Ciaran and Declan; Peter’s partner, Pauline; daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, wonderful neighbours and many friends. May Anne Rest in Peace. Due to current government advice and HSE guidelines, the house will be strictly private at all times. Please respect the family’s wishes at this time. Funeral Mass will be private to immediate family only on Thursday, 22nd October, at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church, Ballyhaise followed by interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Castletara. Anyone who wishes to express their sympathies may do so in the condolences section at

Death of Breda Lawlor, mother of Una Lawlor / Tony Hearne
The death has occurred of Breda Lawlor (née O’Keeffe), Raheny, Dublin / Clonakilty, Cork. Peacefully at Raheny Community Nursing Unit. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy (James) and dear mother of Eoin and Una. May she rest in peace. Funeral Service, Friday, 23rd October, at 10am in The Church of the Resurrection, Bayside. If you would have liked to attend but cannot due to current restrictions please feel free to pass on a message of Condolence to Breda’s family in the space in