Latest Hub News @ : 11/06/2019 14:22:13
Tuesday 11th June 2019 14:22
5K Challenge Sign-Up / ElectricAid
A reminder that there is one more week to go until the ESB 5K challenge! Places are filling up so don’t forget to register before it closes.
And for anyone in Gateway, there will be a sign-up table at the Canteen on Gateway three tomorrow on Wednesday 12th and on Thursday 13th of June at 12:00 to 13:30.The entry fee is €20 which will go entirely to ElectricAid. We look forward on seeing you there! To see the preview of the T-Shirt design click link.
And for more information click here.
A Bright Idea at Shirika La Umoja, Congo / ElectricAid
In 2017, ElectricAid partnered with CBM and donated €8,980 to install a fully functional solar energy generation system to improve the provision of services for people with disabilities and provide a reliable and sustainable power source for Shirika La Umoja, in Congo. We would like to thank our ElectricAid members for their generous support that continues to help people have a #brighterfuture.
For more information, please click here.
Celebrating Declan O’Brien’s career at ESB / Jen Lucy
After almost 39 years, Declan O’Brien is retiring on 13th June 2019.
Declan’s contribution to ESB over the years has been tremendous and wide-ranging. He started out in Generation as the youngest shift engineer in the country at the time, working in Tarbert, and went on to take up further jobs in O&M at North Wall and Poolbeg, before becoming station manager for those two sites. He’s also worked in key roles in Human Resources, Change Management, Technical and Safety Management (ESB International) and Strategy & Regulation, making many friends along the way.
Throughout his time here, Declan’s technical expertise, managerial experience and stakeholder skills have really steered the evolution of our Generation business. Most recently, as part of our Brighter Future strategy, Declan led the Diversity Strategic Initiative, which is helping to ensure we have the best capability across ESB to meet the challenges ahead.
Along the way, Declan’s also been a great manager, coach and mentor to many of us here, as well as a friend and strong support. Whether guiding us through day-to-day challenges, figuring out career development or thinking through the big picture, Declan’s insight has always been invaluable. His good humour, patience and friendship leaves a lasting impact on everyone who meets him.
Declan would be delighted if you could join him on 13th June at the Waterloo Bar on Baggott Street, Dublin 2, from 5.30pm onwards to mark the occasion, for a night of music, song and memories shared. (And, knowing Declan, there may even be a guitar or two on hand to help things go with a swing!)
Also, as a keen motorcyclist, Declan is planning to ride Route 66 in the USA next year, raising funds for Temple Street Hospital along the way. If you’d like to support Declan, you can donate online here: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/declan-s-route-66-for-temple-street.
This is in lieu of a collection and we wish Declan all the very best for both this and all his future adventures. Looking forward to seeing you on 13th June.
Retirement of Ray Aherne, ESB Networks / Walter Keady
Retirement of Ray Aherne, Fleet, Tools & Equipment, ESB Networks
After more than 40 years of service, Ray Aherne has decided to hang up his PPE and focus on his passion for writing!
Over his years in ESB, Ray has made many friends while working in Civil Works Dept., Manpower Department, Central Stores, Dundalk, Cavan, HR Networks and finally Fleet Tools and Equipment.
To celebrate his retirement, a function will be held in the Grand Canal Hotel, Upper Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4, on Thursday 20th of June at 5.30pm.
Ray would like to invite his many current and former colleagues and friends from across ESB to join him on the night.
Anyone who would like to make a contribution to Ray’s presentation, please contact one of the following: John Norton, Broomhill Rd, Ext 43807
Maurice Kean, Wilton, Ext 54371
Sean O Connell, Cavan, Ext 32518