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Wednesday 31st January 2018 14:21


Funeral Arrangements Marlene Phelan – Mother of Ivan and Terry Phelan, ESB Dublin Bay /
Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on Thursday 1st. February between 18:00 and 20:00.
The removal is on Friday 2nd February to St. Patrick’s Church, Esker, Lucan arriving for Requiem Mass at 10 o’clock followed by burial in Esker Cemetery, Lucan. Our thoughts are with Ivan, Terry and their family at this very difficult time.

Events & Launches

Artificial Intelligence – First Friday for Start-Ups / Fergal Egan The next First Friday for Start-Ups takes place on Friday 2nd February.
The theme this month is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. AI has been referred to as the “new electricity” as it will power so many businesses in the future.
Why not spend this Friday in Dogpatch Labs and hear how artificial intelligence is driving growth in different industries.
The Lightning Talks start @ 12:30 where you will hear Zalando talking about the fashion world and Aylien will share its experience in the area of language processing.
The key-note speaker (@ 13:45) will be Nora Khaldi founder of Nuritas who will tell her story about the fascinating world of AI & Genomics.
Why not hot-desk in X_Site / Dogpatch Labs in the morning and then attend the talks from lunch-time onwards. It promises to be a great day and lunch will be provided. 10 spaces available for the first 10 people to email

People Leaving

Reminder-Eamonn Greggs-Retirement Fri 2nd Feb /
Eamonn Gregg is finally “hanging up his boots” after 40 years service in ESB.
Eamonn filled a number of roles in PHOS / Facilities over the years in Head Office, and would be known to many in the organisation in his Space Planning role, which he held for a number of years up to his retirement.
Eamonn would be delighted to see all his former friends and colleagues at his retirement function on Friday 2nd February from 5:30pm onwards, upstairs in Doheny & Nesbits.
If you wish to contribute to his collection please contact any of the following :
Colm Bolger, 2nd floor, House 42, Merrion Square Mary Penco, 2nd Floor, House 42, Merrion Square Sara Costello / Bridie Kieran Stationery Stores, Two Gateway Sylvia McGilloway, Reception, Two Gateway

Retirement Function – Senan McEvoy, Ardnacrusha / Anne Reynolds
Senan McEvoy, Civil Works, Ardnacrusha is retiring after 43 years service. Throughout his career, Senan developed lifelong friendships with colleagues in all parts of the company. Anyone who has dealt with Senan can testify to his helpfulness. Senan has always been generous with his time, knowledge and genuine good advice.
Senan would like to invite all his friends and colleagues to his retirement function on Thursday, 8th February from 5:00pm onwards in O’Driscolls Bar, Corbally, Limerick. All are welcome.

Retirement of Charlie Kennedy, HV Delivery & Contracting, ESB Networks /
After over 50 years in ESB, Charlie Kennedy has decided the time has come to retire and give more time to his family and many interests in the world outside.
In 1967, Charlie started his career in ESB as an apprentice electrician in the Dublin City District (Fleet St) and since then has worked in many parts of the organisation. He worked in Saudi Arabia on a 69kV cable location project, the Materials Department in Stephens Green, the Distribution Department in Osprey House and in more recent years, HV Delivery & Contracting in Clanwilliam House.
Charlie will be hugely missed by everyone who knows him in ESB. His remarkable knowledge, positive helpful approach and ability to consistently deliver his work to such an exceptional standard for over 50 years is a testament to his dedication to ESB. In more recent years through his unparalleled knowledge of programme management systems, he was able to develop the most vital delivery report in ESBN which was appropriately named the ‘Charlie Kennedy Report’. There is no doubt that this will continue to inform the delivery teams for many years to come.
I’d like to thank Charlie for his dedicated service over the 50 years and wish him and his family, every happiness and wellness in his retirement. His last working day is the 7th February but he will return for one final day on 30th April.
For anyone who wishes to be associated with a collection for Charlie please contact: • Emma Hogan, Leopardstown Road
• Sarah Gallagher, Clanwilliam House

Sports & Social

ESB Angling Club 2018 / John Higgins
The ESB club organises day fishing trips from March to November during the year covering game, coarse, beach and charter fishing. One or two of the trips each year are weekend outings to prime fishing locations in Ireland. Additional activities include:
fly tying lessons in the winter and coaching for outings if required.

There are varying levels of experience in the club and we keen to help anyone wet a line. Help is available at each outing from the experienced members.

Membership is open to all ESB staff & retired ESB staff.
If you have any questions please contact