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Thursday 24th September 2020 14:21

Farewell & Thanks

Joe Anderson is retiring / Danny McConville
After over 40 years of dedicated service to ESB , Joe Anderson has decided to retire. Joe started his career in ESB at 18 yrs of age in Shannonbridge generating station on the 3rd of April 1978 ,
He spent 27 years on shift work in Shannonbridge and then in 2004 moved to ESB Networks in Ballinasloe working on lines. In 2011 Joe joined supply chain as a store-man looking after Ballinasloe , Loughrea and sometimes Athlone and Galway.
Joe’s last day is Friday 25th September. We wish Joe many happy and healthy years of retirement. Joe will be missed by his many friends in ESB . Due to current restrictions we hope to have a pint with Joe in the future.

John Hatch is retiring /
After 43 years’ of dedicated service our colleague John Hatch is retiring with his last day being Friday 2nd October. John started his apprenticeship in 1977, and went on to work for the Drogheda Branch as station electrician and later as on-call electrician. In 1998, John took up the role as Area Supervisor and later becoming Network Projects Supervisor in Dundalk. Back as far as 2006, John was one of the first NSAI approved OHSAS auditors, developing templates that have stood the test of time through the years. He went on to be Safety Technical Service Supervisor (STSS) Distribution North and Dublin, always championing safety in work as a priority. John joined the SHQ&E safety support team as a Live Work Specialist, before finally joining Contracting Partner Group in 2016 as CPG Safety Manager. Those of us who have worked with John will appreciate his commitment and dedication to ESB over the years, sharing his technical , IT and safety expertise for the betterment of ESB, his colleagues and contractors. John’s retirement will afford him the luxury of pursuing his love of golf, travel and time with his family. We would like to wish him a long and healthy retirement.


Death of Anne Holden, mother of Catherine Curley (Hayes) /
It is with deep regret that I announce the death of Anne Holden, mother of our dear colleague Catherine Curley (Hayes) who died last Monday 20th September.
She will be missed by her loving partner Andre, her sons Walter and Robert and her daughters Sarah and Catherine. Anne will be cremated on Friday at 5pm in Rocky Island, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.
In line with HSE / Government advice and to ensure the safety of all Catherine’s family and friends, only a small private ceremony will be held. Our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine and her family as this sad time.

Death of father of Prabhu Marian in India /
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of the father of Prabhu Marian in India. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Prabhu and his family during this difficult time.

Funeral details for Paddy Bourke, ex-ESB Blanch & Ballymun /
A private family funeral will take place due to government advise regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave a personal message for Paddy’s family in the ‘Condolences’ section below.
Paddy’s Funeral Mass will take place at 11am on Friday in St. Coca’s Church, Kilcock, followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium. You can view the Mass at

Sports & Social
Update from Sportsco / Sportsco
Following on from last Friday’s Government announcement that Dublin moved to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19, we unfortunately are in the position where we had to close our exercise studios to group fitness classes, along with closing our 5-a-side football pitches.
All other activities that are currently in place will remain with all the same relevant restrictions & guidelines. As you can imagine there are so many questions that remain & we are seeking further clarification on some issues so we please ask you to bear with us when you visit the club or call looking for an answer to a question that we maybe just don’t know ourselves yet. Most importantly, do everything you can to keep you & those closest to you safe & well.