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RESULTS – Election for Member Trustee – ESB Defined Benefit Pension Fund

The count for the election of two member Trustees of the ESB DB Pension Fund was held today and the following candidates were elected.

Employee Member: Jeremiah Murphy

Retired Member (Pensioner/VS): David Naughton

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 a member Trustee of the ESB DB Pension Fund.

Published : 28-Jun-2016

SPORTSCO Courses – Squash, Yoga, Pilates, Tennis

Squash Coaching (6 weeks) – Tues 5th July 6.30pm Beginners; Thrs 7th July 6pm Intermediate. ?70 members, ?85 non members.
Yoga (4 weeks) – Monday 4th July 6pm All Levels; ?60 members, ?65 non members.
Pilates (5 weeks) – Wednesday 29th June 6.30pm Intermediate; ?65 members, ?70 non members.
Tennis (6 weeks) – we have some last minute places on our Intermediate/Advanced level this evening at 8pm! ?70 members, ?85 non members.
Call us to book! 01 6687022 xt 0. SPORTSCO – helping you keep fit and healthy this Summer.

Published : 28-Jun-2016

Thank You!

To All My Wonderful Colleagues,

As you may know, I retired from ESB/Electric Ireland last month.

Working for this company has contributed greatly to both my personal and professional development. After 40 happy and productive years, I leave with many memories to cherish for the rest of my life.

I want to express my sincere gratitude for the support you have offered me over the years. We have shared wonderful work relationships as well as friendships. All of your support has made working with each and everyone of you an enjoyable and rewarding experience, and a part of my life that I will no doubt miss. (Although, for now I can tell you, that spending a lot my time on the golf course IS all it’s cracked up to be!)

I also want to send a huge thank you for the wonderful retirement party. Thank you to each and every one who attended, I really appreciated all of the kind words and well wishes, presents and fantastic collection and I will never forget the thoughtful and touching presentations.

As I look forward to a new life after my retirement, I will certainly miss the enjoyable time I have spent with you all.

On behalf of my family a sincere thank you and I wish you all the best in your future with the best company in Ireland, and please do try to stay in touch

Kind regards,

Tony O’Connor

Published : 28-Jun-2016

Please support this if you can

Please help support 5 year old Ben ‘Batman’ Farrell from Dublin who needs to raise money for life saving treatment in the US. He got diagnosed with cancer on Christmas eve last year and has been told he needs to go abroad for treatment not available here. All donations greatly appreciated

Published : 28-Jun-2016

ESB Angling Club: Fly Fishing in Wicklow

The next outing for the club is Saturday July 9th in Rathcon, a club favourite with big hard fighting Rainbows. Rathcon is located close to the Kildare / Wicklow border and very accessible from the M9.
Everyone is welcome to attend, including non members and indeed non ESB staff, regardless of ability. For more details contact Club Secretary Peter O’Hagan on 0879815904 for more details.

Published : 28-Jun-2016

Death of Brendan Newe, Father of Paul Newe, Customer Value BSC

It is with deep regret that we wish to inform you of the passing of Brendan, father of our friend and colleague, Paul Newe.

Funeral Details are as follows:

Reposing at home on Tuesday, from 4 o’clock. Funeral on Wednesday after 11.30 o’clock. Mass in St. Agnes’s Church, Crumlin Village to Bohernabreena Cemetery.

Our thoughts & prayers are with Paul and his family at this time.

Published : 28-Jun-2016

Death of John Casey, Father of John Casey, Moneypoint

It is with deep regret that we learned this morning of the death of John Casey, father of John Casey, HSEQ Manager, Moneypoint. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

John Casey, Spittalstown, Streamstown, Mullingar Co. Westmeath (and formerly of Walshestown)

June 27th 2016, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Lily (Elizabeth) and daughter Maura. Deeply regretted by his daughters Bernadette (O’Donoghue), Pauline (Keena), Eilish (Fox), sons Paddy, John and Aidan, brother Fr Patrick Casey, Mullingar, daughters in law, sons in law, sisters in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends

Reposing at his son Aidan’s residence Spittalstown, Wednesday 29th from 3pm, with Rosary at 9pm.

Removal Thursday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church Horseleap arriving at 11.45am for funeral prayers.

Funeral mass at 12 noon, burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

House private Thursday morning please. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to The Oncology Unit, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

May he rest in peace.

Published : 27-Jun-2016

Father of Paul Newe has passed away

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Brendan, father of our friend and colleague, Paul Newe.
Reposing at home today (Tuesday), funeral is after 11:30 mass in St. Agne’s Church, Crumlin Village.

Published : 27-Jun-2016

Retirement of Dave Byrne, Asset Management, ESB Networks


Dave is retiring with over 42 years service with ESB. Dave has worked in Distribution Department, Dublin City District, ESBI on consultancy projects at home & abroad, Dublin Region and Asset Management.

All of us that have had the pleasure to work with Dave, are well aware of his immense contribution to ESB over these years. His experience, knowledge and specifically his enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

Dave would be delighted to see all his current and former ESB colleagues at his retirement function in ESB Leopardstown @ 5.00PM on Friday 1st July and afterwards in Kilmacud Crokes G.A.A. Club, Stillorgan.

For those wishing to make a contribution to his retirement presentation please contact Paula Brennan (ext: 43334), Asset Management, ESB Networks, Leopardstown.

Donal Crean,
Head of Asset Management,
ESB Networks.

Published : 27-Jun-2016

Maureen Kitson – Mother of Liam Kitson and Mother-in-Law of Dermot Moran, Moneypoint.

The death has occurred of Maureen Kitson nee Fitzpatrick (RIP), Mother of Liam Kitson and Mother-in-Law of Dermot Moran, Moneypoint.

Funeral arrangements as follows:
Reposing at Kennedys Funeral Home Ennis on this Saturday evening from 5pm with removal at 7pm to Ennis Cathedral.

Funeral mass on Sunday at 1.30pm with burial afterwards in Templemaley Cemetery, Barefield.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Jack and Jill Foundation or the Lauralynn Children’s Hospice.

Published : 24-Jun-2016

EURO2016 Week 2 Update (to end of group stage)

After a slow start to the competition the group stages have ended with a bang! An incredible performance by the boys in green has secured our place in the last 16 of the competition for the first time ever.

As we look ahead to the knock out stages our own competition has seen significant change at the top. Padraig Ryan has taken the lead on 65 points and a 61% success rate. Padraig is followed closely by Kevin McDermott on 63 points. Behind Kevin in joint 3 is the chasing pack made up of Tony Connell, Jonny Lennon, John O’Donoghue, Brid Clerkin and John Duane who are all on 62 points. At the other end of the table, Niall O’Hanlon has hauled himself out of the relegation places, but Dave Walsh is still in trouble with both his forecasts!The full table can be viewed in the excel file.

With up to 20 points up for grabs in the final matches it’s all to play for. Remember in the event of a tie it’ll go down to total number of goals scored in the tournament. Based on the average number of goals per game (1.9) we’re heading for 98 goals.

Best of luck to everyone and COYBIG!!!

Published : 24-Jun-2016

Eamonn Mooney – ex Head Office Facilities

It is with regret that we advise you of the death of Eamonn Mooney (ex Head Office Facilities) on June 21st, 2016, suddenly. Beloved husband of Joan and dear father to Keith, Gavin and Joanne; he will be sadly missed by his loving family, wife, sons, daughter, mother, brother, sisters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Reposing at his home Saturday, June 25th. Removal on Monday, June 27th, to St. Mark’s Church, Springfield arriving for 10am Mass and afterwards to Newlands Cross Cemetery.

All enquiries to Fanagans Funeral Directors, Tallaght – 01 451 6701.

Published : 24-Jun-2016

Death of Dennis Lacey brother of Eamon ESB Networks Kilkenny

Reposing at Hehir’s Funeral Home with rosary on Thursday evening at 7pm. Funeral Prayers on Friday morning at 10am followed by Removal to St. Mary’s Cathedral for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Kieran’s Cemetery.

Published : 23-Jun-2016

BizWorld BizFactor Final on Irish TV tonight

Watch our own John McKiernan in this video clip

Published : 23-Jun-2016

Under 20 World Cup Final


Congratulations to Matthew Byrne and Kelvin Brown who are part of the Irish Squad who play England in the Under 20 Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday in Manchester.

Matthew’s mother is Michele Clarke who works in Payroll Operations in the BSC and Kelvin’s father is Harold Brown who works in Ardnacrusha.

This is the first time that Ireland has reached the Final and after a fantastic campaign where they have defeated Wales, New Zealand and Argentina we wish them and the Irish squad the best of luck in the decider.

Published : 23-Jun-2016

Death of Ciaran Hannon, brother of Bernie Lennon, Team Leader, CSB Athlone

I wish to inform you of the sudden death of Ciaran Hannon (Roscommon Town), brother of Bernie Lennon, CSB, Athlone.
The funeral details are below. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bernie and her family at this time.
May he rest in peace.
Teresa Williamson, Manager, CSB
Funeral details:
Reposing at Smyth’s Funeral Home, Roscommon on Sunday from 4 o’c until 6 o’c followed by Removal to the Sacred Heart Church. Mass of the Resurrection on Monday at 11.30 o’c followed by private cremation.

Published : 23-Jun-2016

The death has occurred of Larry (Laurence) WICKHAM ex. Telecom Services on 21st June 2016

He died following a short illness surrounded by his loving family in the kind care of the staff of I.C.U Mater Private, beloved partner of Annette and loving dad of Maria, Fiona and Aindreas; sadly missed by his loving partner, children, sons-in-law Mick and Roy, daughter-in-law Mag, grandchildren Colm, Ashling, Conor, Mark, Hayley, Sophie and Scott, Annette’s son Peter, Celia, brothers Pat and Sam, sisters Nancy and Joan, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at the Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Crumlin Village, on Friday from 10am to 7.30pm with family in attendance from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Funeral on Saturday after 9am Mass in Church of St. Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, to Confey Cemetery, Leixlip. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to D.S.P.C.A.

Published : 23-Jun-2016


ESB continues to work towards a more consciously inclusive workplace and our Diversity Strategy identifies five key priority areas : Gender, LGBT, Disability, Ethnic, Family.

ESB are proud members of GLEN’s (Gay Lesbian Equality Network) Diversity Champions Network since 2014 and have been working to ensure ESB is an LGBT+(Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) inclusive workplace.

Jim Dollard, Executive Director, BSC & Electric Ireland and also Executive Sponsor of ESB’s LGBT+ Inclusive Workplace will launch ESB’s LGBT+ & Allies Employees Network on

Date: Thursday 23rd June, 2016
Location: ESB HO Restaurant
Time: 3:00 – 4:30pm

See attached for details of the launch of

This is a key initiative to further support LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.

Further Business Unit Briefings will be arranged with the Internal Communications team over the coming weeks, beginning with a breakfast briefing in Electric Ireland on Friday 24th June.

What is an Ally:

An Ally can be LGBT+ or non LGBT+ but is someone who proudly supports LGBT+ colleagues, is committed to raising awareness and working to ensure ESB is LGBT+ inclusive workplace and helps to create an inclusive environment / culture in the workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work.

If you would like to be part of this group, whether you are LGBT+ or not, just email beme and we will be in touch.


Published : 23-Jun-2016

Death of Baby Adam Johnston

The death has occurred of Baby Adam Johnston, Infant son of Shane Johnston, Stations, Letterkenny.
Loving son of Susan, Shane & brother to Emma & Jessica.
Funeral arrangements as follows;
Reposing at the family home, the Beeches, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny today Wed 22nd June & Thursday 23rd June from 10am to 10pm.
Service will take place in the Family home @ 2pm on Friday with burial immediately afterwards in Gortlee Cemetery.
House private from 10pm each day & on Friday morning please.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to ‘The Friends of the Coombe Hospital’ c/o Ernie Gibson, Funeral Director or any Family member.
Out thoughts are with Susan, Shane, Emma, Jessica & their extended Family at this sad time.
Resting with the Angels in Heaven.

Published : 22-Jun-2016

Drop in for a visit …

We’re approaching peak holiday season – and many of you may be going to some pretty far-flung places. If you are travelling in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, or SE Asia, please do consider doing a site visit on behalf of ElectricAid. Site visits are important for us, and are usually very enjoyable for the visitor. They allow you to get under the skin of the country and society you are visiting – to a far deeper and more meaningful extent than any ordinary tourist. The visit lies somewhere between a social call and an audit, and full information will be given to the visitor to make it effective.
If you are interested, please contact us through, or call James Foley at HO Ext 27732, or just drop in to A326, Head Office.

Published : 22-Jun-2016