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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 20/05/2022 14:23:56

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    Friday 20th May 2022 14:23

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    Retirement of Bernie Murray / Stephen O’Reilly
    Our colleague and friend Bernie Murray will be retiring on the 17th of June 2022 after more than 40 years dedicated service with ESB. Bernie started her career in August 1981, spending her first 7 years in Dublin North West District office, before moving to the Tallaght Area office in 1988. Bernie then moved on to Dispatch in Leopardstown Road, where she has made a significant contribution over the last 20 years as part of the National Distribution Control Centre team (formerly Northern DCC). On behalf of everyone, I would like to wish Bernie a long and happy retirement and thank her for her commitment and service to ESB over the last 40 years. We will miss her in NDCC! Bernie would like to extend an invitation to all her friends and colleagues from ESB to join her in celebrating her retirement from 7.30 pm in The Dropping Well pub in Milltown on Friday June 17th.

    Pat Lelas is retiring /
    After nearly 44 years of dedicated service, our colleague and friend, Pat Lelas will be retiring on Friday 27th May. Pat started his career in 1978 as an apprentice electrician in what was the former Fleet Street office, with stints in many departments during the apprenticeship, he ultimately settled in Underground Construction under then Supervisor Johnny Browne and it was in the construction section that he would go on to spend most of his career in ESB. Pat was later appointed as a Design EO in Leopardstown where he spent some years building his knowledge base. This led to an exciting career change, and in 2007 at a time of huge change in Dublin City centre with the construction of LUAS cross city looming, he was appointed as Construction Supervisor. Pat’s excellent knowledge of the underground network and his MV/LV design experience meant he was the perfect choice to lead this major infrastructure project for Dublin Central and ESBN alike. As everybody knows, Pat is ever willing to share his huge knowledge of construction and his professionalism and customer service is recognised throughout the construction industry in Dublin and government agencies such as TII, DCC and the Port Authority to name a few. Pat will leave a long lasting and very positive impact on South Lotts Road and will be greatly missed, especially by those of us that have had the privilege of working closely with him over the years. Pat’s last day at work is the 27th May and he would like to invite his many friends from ESB to a get together upstairs in ‘The Chop House’, 2 Shelbourne Road, in Dublin on Friday 27th May from 5pm on. I would like to wish Pat and Jackie a long and happy retirement and thank him for his commitment and service to ESB. I do hope that he can now look forward to spending more quality time with his grandchildren whom he speaks so fondly of, pursuing his many interests and hobbies, and catching up with all his jobs in Dublin and Wexford.

    RIP

    Death of Mary Ellen Walsh (nee Mullin), mother of Oliver /
    It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of Mary Ellen Walsh (nee Mullin), mother of our friend and colleague Oliver. Mary Ellen passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. May Mary Ellen rest in peace. Reposing at her home in Rathgranagher, F12P228 on Friday, May 20th, from 4 o’clock until 8 o’clock. Mass of The Resurrection on Saturday at 3 o’clock, in St. Patrick’s, Church, Kilmaine, with funeral then proceeding to the New Cemetery, Kilmaine F31A348. Mass will be live-streamed on Ballinrobe Parish 2 Facebook page.

    Thanks from Karan Shanahan on the recent passing of her mother/
    Myself and my sister, Julie, would like to thank everyone for the kind words on the recent death of our mother Sheila. Your support has been a great comfort to us during this time.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 19/05/2022 14:21:39

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    Thursday 19th May 2022 14:21

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    Miriam Coyne is retiring / Seamus Devine
    After more than 40 years of outstanding service, Miriam Coyne, Business Support Team, Ennis has decided to call time on her ESB career and move on the next chapter of her life. Miriam will depart ESBN on 31st May. Miriam began her ESB career in Stephens Court, Dublin in 1980. Miriam met her husband Michael, while working in Dublin, but he was already based in Co Clare, so a move West was called for. Miriam got married in 1983 while still based in Dublin, and among the wedding good wishes was a telegram from her Supervisor in ESB that simply said “LIMERICK APPROVED” – It was the perfect wedding present! Miriam worked in Consumer Unit in Rosbrien for 3 years, before her dream move to Ennis in 1986. For the last 36 years, Miriam has been helping all our customers and staff in Clare, first in the shop in Carmody St, and from 2003 in Quin Rd Depot. Miriam is helpful and patient by nature. All the builders, and many of the customers in Clare knew that no matter what type of ESBN problem that had, they could go to Miriam, she would listen patiently, and without fail, Miriam would find a solution for them. With her expert knowledge of people and systems, she could often conjure up a solution, and provide another connection on time when all had seemed lost. Miriam’s helpful nature extended to all staff in Ennis and beyond. She provided advice and guidance to many staff, and all of us appreciated her patience and wisdom. She has always been willing to share her time and knowledge generously, to help her colleagues and improve their knowledge. Miriam originally hails from Carrigaholt and, despite all the years in Ennis, she remains firmly a West Clare girl at heart. We hope she now has much more time to enjoy time with her family, her traditional music, crafts, and her trips to Lahinch. Miriam will be hugely missed by all in Business Supports Central, and by everyone in Ennis. We would like to thank Miriam for her excellent work and commitment over the years and we wish Miriam and her husband Michael, health and happiness in all their future adventures. A retirement function for Miriam will be arranged later.

    Bernie O’Hanlon is retiring / Anne-Marie McDermott
    After 40+ years of dedicated service, Bernie O’Hanlon will be retiring from ESB on Tuesday 31st May 2022. Bernie joined ESB and commenced her career in Consumers Unit, Chapel Street, Dundalk. She gained great experience right across ESB, through her work in Consumers, Management Accounting, Commercial Billing and Pricing Section in Electric Ireland. Most recently, she has been working closer to home, in Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Unit in Avenue Road, Dundalk. Bernie’s dedication, thoroughness and extensive knowledge have been invaluable, and she has made a noteworthy and positive contribution to the success of ESB. Her clear thinking and logical mind have been in great demand by colleagues far and wide. She is a trusted source of advice, not just in work related matters but also as a friend and confidant to many of us. Bernie’s friendly personality has ensured that she made many good friends amongst staff, both past and present, right across ESB. She has maintained her friendships with her Electric Ireland colleagues in Dublin and also with her many friends in Dundalk. Bernie will be missed by all, particularly her friends in Avenue Road, Dundalk but most especially, by those of us in the Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Unit. On behalf of everyone, we wish to thank you Bernie for the huge contribution you have given to ESB, over the course of your career. We will miss your great sense of humour, your irrepressible laugh, the varied chats, the dream analyses, the recipe sharing, your valued advice and most importantly your friendship. We hope you enjoy the extra time for yourself, and look forward to you appearing in many more musical productions with Cuchulainn Singers. We wish you good health and happiness to enjoy every minute of your retirement with your husband Gary, your children Christopher, Susan, Matt and Catherine and your extended family and friends. Bernie has opted for a “Quiet Send-Off” with her current team. We all wish you Bernie a long, healthy and very happy Retirement. Very good luck to you – you’ll be sorely missed!!

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 18/05/2022 14:21:48

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    Wednesday 18th May 2022 14:21

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    Pat Courtney is retiring / Carmel O Callaghan
    After over forty years of dedicated service Pat Courtney of ESB Networks Dunmanway has decided to retire and live happily with his family in his beloved home town of Bantry. He worked tirelessly to maintain and support the customer services team in Dunmanway and his depth of knowledge of the networks will be greatly missed by his colleagues as well as his good humour, wit, and jars of honey!
    Pat was supported in the earlier years by his wife Maureen and his family who often took ESB customer calls while he was on call which maybe explained the good relationship and understanding he had with the scheduling support and call centre staff in later years. We would like to wish Pat a long and happy retirement to spend with his wife Maureen, and his family, and we know his grandchildren and his many farming and other interests will keep him busy! We will miss you but hope that you will keep us updated with your travels and adventures in the coming years. Pat will be having a few drinks to celebrate his retirement in the Parkway Hotel Dunmanway on Friday 20th May at 4.30pm and would like to extend a warm welcome to all his colleagues past and present to join him. Anyone who wants to be associated with Pat’s retirement please contact Norma or Carmel in Dunmanway office

    Tony Casey, Fleet Tools & Equipment is celebrating his retirement / Catriona Hurley
    After 47 years of service our colleague Tony retired in September 2021. Due to Covid restrictions at the time we were unable to hold a retirement function for Tony to mark his years of dedicated service to ESB. We would now like to invite Tony’s many friends and colleagues to his retirement party in the Horse and Hound Bar, Mulgrave Street, Limerick (V94 E4E3) on Friday 20th May at 8.30pm. Tony is looking forward to meeting up with everyone on the night.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 16/05/2022 14:22:23

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    Monday 16th May 2022 14:22

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    Ciaran Hand is retiring /
    After 43 years memorable years with ESB, Ciaran Hand is leaving us on 9th June. Ciaran’s journey with ESB started in Chapel Street in Dundalk in 1979 – where he worked as a Clerical Officer initially in Materials and then moved to the Consumers Unit. As Dundalk evolved from being a District office to a Regional office so too did Ciaran’s career where he went on from being a team lead in Customer Accounting Northern Region to establishing the unitised Commercial & Industrial Billing team for all Customer Supply. In January 2007 his move to Dublin started as he took up the role of MIS & Controls manager for Customer Supply which involved splitting his working week between Dundalk and Dublin. In 2008 he moved permanently to Dublin (Clanwilliam House) to take up the role of Business Process Manager in BP&IT and then in 2010 joined the CREST Market opening project as the Customer Operations lead. Following the establishment of Electric Ireland, Ciaran has held a number of management positions across the IT and Digital area. Most recently (last 6 years) Ciaran was instrumental in ESB’s entry into the GB residential market where he led the development and roll out of the IT systems and processes for ESB Energy.
    Ciaran’s unique Business and IT knowledge and experience combined with his technical ability across business Process design & Re-engineering, Customer Journeys, Data & Analytics, GDPR, IT and Project management was a huge asset to ESB and the effects of this can be seen and remain in place across areas he worked in. However its Ciaran’s people skills and ability to share his experiences & knowledge and coach team members to be creative, innovative and add value that is his greatest strength and stand out contribution to ESB. Ciaran will be missed but he is leaving in the knowledge that everything he touched upon has been passed on to others and will continue to add value. We wish Ciaran and his family a long and happy retirement, spending more time with his grandkids, keeping fit & going to the gym, playing more golf, supporting his favourite football teams, travelling and taking it a bit easier.
    We would like to invite all Ciaran’s friends and colleagues from over the years in ESB to join him for an informal few drinks and send off on 9th June from 5.30pm in Doheny & Nesbitt’s, Baggot Street.

    Larry Commons is retiring / Larry Commons
    Following 35 years’ service in ESB, Larry’s last day in the company is Friday the 17th of June 2022. He will be having a few drinks to celebrate his retirement in Doheny & Nesbitt’s on Baggot Street at 7pm on the 17th of June and would like to extend a warm welcome to all his colleagues past and present to join him on the night.

    Seamus Devine is retiring / Pat Beechinor
    On the 2nd June, Seamus Devine will bring his 41 years in ESB to a close and begin his next exciting chapter. Given Seamus’ warm personality, desire for learning and finding solutions to support work colleagues and the business – it is no surprise that a lot of people around the country will know him through the numerous roles he has carried out during his ESB career. Seamus joined ESB on the Graduate Engineer program in September 1981 and like many graduates spent his first 5 years in Distribution Dept in Osprey House, Dublin. In 1986, as part of the graduate rotation he was assigned for regional experience to Portlaoise District and worked in Network Planning. He was later moved to Waterford District under his first ESB reorg – Miller Barry. Then in 1988, his next graduate rotation assigned the man from Strabane to Limerick – which unknown to Seamus at the time would be the part of the world where he would call home. In Rosbrien, he continued to work in the planning and technical services area and after just six months was successful in being appointed to his first substantive role of Distribution Engineer. Then in 2004 his big break came when he was appointed the Technical Services Manager role for the Mid-West Division. In 2005, he was assigned to Area Manager Tipperary/Roscrea. Following changes in the local team in 2007 he was assigned to Area Manager Limerick/Ennis and this is where he remained until the end of 2012. 2013 heralded a new national role of Technical Performance Manager looking after IT and Mobile solutions. This saw Seamus’ love of enhancing the role of technology grow and with the team introduced iPhones and Apps to ESB Networks, kept SAP running and launched G-Designer. While in this role, his experience of the Area Manager role and his drive for supporting the delivery teams to serve the customers saw him return to play his part in the response to Storm Darwin in 2014 as the Storm Manager, Tipperary. OER arrived in late 2018 and a new challenge beckoned as the Productivity & Capability Manager with the Programme & Performance team which saw a lot of work on planning the company’s resource capability and working on the regulatory submissions for the fault activity. Then in Spring of 2020, just as COVID was dawning, Seamus landed what he would call his ‘dream job’ of Business Support Manager, Central Region. At that time, with everyone adjusting to a global pandemic and with the new requirement for Business Support to support field-teams while themselves adjusting to working remotely – this gave Seamus the ideal opportunity to apply his extensive knowledge of the business and technology to assist the Central team to set-up working from home and enabled them to continue giving their high-quality support to the delivery teams during those unprecedented times. So, after all those years of Seamus’ relaxed and good-humoured style of working but still being very conscious about doing things to the highest standard, his focus on finding solutions and always taking every opportunity to help and support his work colleagues in their own roles Seamus will now have more time to spend with his family, friends and pastimes. Seamus’ last day at work is the 2nd June but he would like to invite his many friends from around ESB to an informal get together in Bobby Byrnes pub in Limerick on Thursday 26th May from 7pm onwards. Seamus is holding a joint event with colleagues that have recently retired Stephen Conway and Tom Flynn. We wish Seamus, Margaret and their family the very best for a long healthy and happy retirement which will allow Seamus more time for travel, keeping the garden looking its best and trips north to Strabane from Cratloe, Co. Clare.

    Stephen Conway is retired and now celebrating / Virgil Porter
    After nearly 42 years of dedicated service our colleague and friend, Stephen Conway, retired earlier this year. Due to the then COVID restrictions, we were not able to properly acknowledge and celebrate that important event. We now would like to invite Stephen’s many friends and colleagues from across ESB to an informal get together in https://www.bobbybyrnes.ie/contact-us/ pub in Limerick (https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Limerick,+V94+CD73/@52.6566991,-8.6334094,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x485b5c62ce8e5615:0xd092bc2762663d01!8m2!3d52.6566996!4d-8.6334094) on Thursday 26th May from 7pm. Stephen is holding a joint retirement event that evening with his colleagues Tom Flynn and Seamus Devine. I would like to wish Stephen and his wife Ann, the very best of health and happiness in their retirement. I know Stephen is really looking forward to meeting up in person with you.

    Tom Flynn is retiring /
    Tom Flynn has decided to retire from ESB after more than 40 years exceptional service. Tom started as a clerical officer in service repair in Rosbrien, a section that provided him with a great education in how to interact with people. He quickly progressed through the ranks, working in management accounting, revenue and then progressing on to the new stores in Ballysimon. This was an exciting time in his career as he was fully involved in setting up a new operation from the start, something that would be replicated in later years. Around this time, Tom also completed a Business Studies Degree in UL and he has continued with further education and lifelong learning during his career in ESB. After the stores rationalisation which saw the closure of Ballysimon, Tom became Materials Services Supervisor for the MidWest Division. This was at a time of huge change in the company as there was a huge ramp-up due to NRP. Again, Tom provided an excellent service to the many people that he worked with. Tom then took something of a leap of faith into the environmental function that was set up in the Materials area. For some time, Tom alone was the Environmental Department in Networks, but he gradually built a team around him as he spread the environmental message. The robust structures and detailed procedures that exist in the Environmental Area presently are testament to the hard work and vision provided by Tom over the years. As everybody knows, Tom is warm and approachable and ever willing to share his huge knowledge in the environmental area. His professionalism and ability to respond to very difficult situations is recognised across the Networks Organisation. He has left a long lasting and very positive impact on the company and will be greatly missed, especially by those of us that have had the privilege of working closely with him over the years. Tom’s last day at work is the 6th May but he would like to invite his friends from ESB to an informal get together in Bobby Burns pub in Limerick on Thursday 26th May from 7pm on. Tom is holding a joint event with his colleagues Stephen Conway and Seamus Devine. I would like to wish Tom a long and happy retirement and thank him for his commitment and service to ESB. He can now look forward to spending more quality time with Noreen, Brian and AnneMarie, pursuing his many interests and hobbies, and catching up with all the jobs that have been laid out for him.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 12/05/2022 14:21:38

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    Thursday 12th May 2022 14:21

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    Jacqui is retiring / Peter O’Loghlen
    Just a gentle reminder that Jacqui will be leaving the building next Thursday 19th May after 42 years of diligent service to ESB. If you would like to contribute to a retirement gift for Jacqui, please contact Anne Boon (Finglas) or myself, Peter O’Loghlen (Finglas). If it’s more convenient, you may send your contribution via Revolut to my mobile 087-2854086, be sure to enter your name in the transaction box if so doing..

    Larry Commons is retiring / Larry Commons
    Following 35 years’ service in ESB, Larry’s last day in the company is Friday the 17th of June 2022.
    He will be having a few drinks to celebrate his retirement in Doheny & Nesbitt’s on Baggot Street at 7pm on the 17th of June and would like to extend a warm welcome to all his colleagues past and present to join him on the night.

    RIP

    Death of Bridie Gough, mother of Eleanor Bohan /
    It is with great sadness I inform you of the death of Bridie Gough, Mother of our colleague Eleanor Bohan. Our thoughts are with Eleanor and her family at this sad time. Death Notice: The death has occurred of Bridie Gough (née Kelly) who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, 11th May 2022. Beidh sí linn í gconaí
    Bridie will lie in repose in Kilboy’s Funeral Home, Loughrea (H62 KF63), on Thursday, 12th of May, from 6pm to 8pm, afterwards, Bridie’s funeral cortege will arrive at St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Barrack Street, Loughrea. https://loughreacathedral.ie/ http://www.churchservices.tv/Loughrea May her gentle soul rest in peace

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 11/05/2022 14:21:41

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    Wednesday 11th May 2022 14:21

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    Liam O’Reilly, Dundalk is retiring /
    Just a reminder that Liam’s last day in the company is next Monday 16th May 2022.
    He will be having a few drinks to celebrate his retirement in Clarke’s Bar, Quay St, Dundalk on 20th May at 7pm and would like to extend a warm welcome to all his colleagues past and present to join him on the night.

    I’m retiring! / Gerard OMahony
    After nearly 43 years in ESB Networks I am retiring and heading off into the sunset. It’s been an interesting journey starting as an apprentice electrician in September 1979, working as an electrician on the construction of Moneypoint power station and later in Leopardstown Road and Boghall Road Bray (My hometown). I moved into the technologist category in 1999 working in South Lotts Road and later in Leopardstown road as an SPP. I then moved to operations where I covered several roles including System Performance Manager and Specialist Operations Policy and Procedures. I have enjoyed all the various roles over my career, and it been a good place to work. The people you meet along the journey are important and I been lucky to have worked with some great colleagues (Too many to mention) and made some good friends along the way. Best of luck to everyone. Regards, Gerard O’Mahony

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 10/05/2022 14:21:12

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    Tuesday 10th May 2022 14:21

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    Retirement of Martin Cleary, HV Stations Mgr NW /
    After almost 42 years of ducking and diving, wheeling and dealing, fun and mischief, I have decided to hang up my boots and head off into the sunset or Mexico. I joined ESB as a graduate in July 1980 and was initially assigned to a role in what was then Meter & Test Section based in Rathmines. I then spent a number of years in Clanwilliam House working in “Terms for Supply”, “Special Services” finally ending up in ESB Contracts where I got my first glimpse of life outside “The Pale”. In January 1991, I made the momentous decision to move with my wife Veronica and our two young daughters across the Shannon and relocated to Castlebar in Co Mayo. Both for job satisfaction and family life, I know now that this move was probably the best decision I made in my career. I subsequently moved to Sean Mulvoy Road, Galway in 1997 and have remained there ever since fulfilling a number of different roles including Area Manager, Technical Support Manager, and for the last nine years HV Stations Manager North West. I have enjoyed each and every minute of my career, I have worked with great colleagues too many to mention, made some good friends across Networks, E&MP and Eirgrid. If I were to sum up my almost 42 years in ESB Networks, it would be along the lines of the Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way”. Finally, I would like to invite friends and colleagues to join Veronica and I on Friday evening 27th May at 8pm in the “Office Bar” Salthill, Galway for a few drinks and a night of reminiscing Good Bye and Good Luck to you all, it has been a pleasure and great fun.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 09/05/2022 14:22:22

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    Monday 9th May 2022 14:22

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    Wille Doyle, OHL Leopardstown is retiring! /
    Willie Doyle, OHL Leopardstown, is retiring from ESB after 40 years. Willie is hosting a farewell celebration in the Martello, Bray, on Friday the 13th May from 8pm onwards. Willie would be delighted if his friends and colleagues join him at this event. Regards, Peter

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 06/05/2022 14:25:55

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    Friday 6th May 2022 14:25

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    Mary O’Keeffe, RIP /
    Mary O’Keeffe (née Stanton), of Ss. Peter and Paul’s Terrace, Crawford Street, Bruff, Co. Limerick. Passed away peacefully at University Hospital Limerick on 4th of May 2022. Sadly missed by her family, sons Darren and Mark and daughter Tara. Sisters Liz and Angela, brother Pat, grandchildren, extended family and friends. May she rest in peace. Mary will be reposing at her residence this Friday evening from 5 o’clock to 8 o’clock. Leaving her residence at 10.30 o’clock Saturday morning and arriving to Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Bruff, at 11 o’clock for Requiem mass, which will be live streamed. Burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 05/05/2022 14:21:21

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    Thursday 5th May 2022 14:21

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    Sincere thanks from Tony Connell on the recent passing of his father / Tony Connell
    I would like to express my sincere thanks for all the messages of sympathy that i and my family received from colleagues and ex colleagues , friends etc within ESB on the recent passing of my late father , it was hugely appreciated by myself and my family, again sincere thanks to all who took the time to text , e mail or contact me..

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