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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 21/09/2020 14:21:39

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    Monday 21st September 2020 14:21

    RIP

    Death of Sean Buggie, father of Anne / Mary Dunne
    It is with sadness that I share the news of the death of Sean Buggie RIP father of our Friend and Colleague Anne. BUGGIE. SEAN. Ballyrider, Stradbally, Co Laois. Peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife Mary and family on 20th September 2020. Predeceased by his loving son Tony. Sadly missed by his family, his wife Mary, daughter Anne, sons, Brendan, John and Frank, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, extended family, neighbours and his many friends. May Sean Rest in Peace.
    Reposing at his home on Monday 21st. September from 2oc. with recital of the rosary for family only at 8oc. Funeral Mass for Sean will take place on Tuesday 22nd September at 12 noon in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally and afterwards Sean will be laid to rest in Moyanna Cemetery. Due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19 and H.S.E. guidelines, Sean’s funeral will be for family members only. Please adhere to social distancing in the church and at the cemetery. Condolences can be left on rip.ie.

    Our Thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the Buggie family at this very difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 18/09/2020 14:21:13

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    Friday 18th September 2020 14:21

    Farewell & Thanks

    Kevin Foley is retiring / Michael Casey
    After 45 years’ of dedicated service our colleague Kevin Foley is retiring with his last day being Friday 25th September. Having finished his apprenticeship in 1979 Kevin started out as an electrician in the Ballymahon Area office. Following the closure of the Ballymahon office Kevin moved to Longford area office in the early 1990’s. In the early noughties Kevin joined the Independent auditing team in Networks. Since then Kevin has dedicated his time and his efforts in helping to make ESB a safer place for all to work in. Requests come in from across the company for Kevin’s help and guidance on electrical matters on a weekly basis. Kevin has made lots of friends & valued colleagues across the company. We would like to wish him a long and healthy retirement.

    Health, Safety & Wellbeing

    Coffee Morning on World Heart Day in aid of IHF / Oonagh Dalton
    The Irish Heart Foundation, proudly supported by ESB Networks, are asking businesses around the country to stand up for heart disease by hosting a virtual coffee morning to help raise awareness and vital funds to support their goal in fighting against heart disease and stroke.
    We are calling on all ESB staff to support this initiative by hosting a virtual coffee morning with their team on the day. Not only are you supporting a great cause you would also be connecting with colleagues who may really need that bit of interaction at the moment.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are still working from home. As we adjust to this new way of working, we may find that we are sitting down more than usual. This is because we are no longer popping out for coffee, moving about to go to meetings, or walking / cycling home from the office.
    Sitting for prolonged periods of time can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke which is why we are raising awareness by asking you to host a virtual coffee morning with your team. By doing so you and your colleagues are standing up for loved ones, colleagues and friends who have been affected by heart disease, while raising vital funds for the Irish Heart Foundation. So…how to get involved:
    1. Nominate a lucky team member to set up the meeting via Skype/MS Teams & block out your team diaries today! 2. Host your coffee morning on the morning of Tuesday 29th of September.
    3. Take a screengrab/photo of your virtual coffee morning and show your support by sharing it on Yammer with the #VirtualCoffeeMorning
    4. Optional – share on your personal social media with #EscapeYourChair and feel free to tag ESB Networks and The Irish Heart Foundation in your post!
    5. We would encourage staff to discuss the topic of the day ‘Heart Health’ and to share tips on how to promote overall good wellbeing. Some ideas to discuss…
    Healthy Recipes – Why not share a healthy recipe with your team? Here’s some inspo for those who need it: https://thehub.esb.ie/across-esb/health-safety-wellbeing/Health%20and%20Wellbeing%20Services/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/across-esb/health-safety-wellbeing/Health%20and%20Wellbeing%20Services/Documents/ESB%20Fast%20Food%20Friday%20recipes.pdf&action=default
    Heart Healthy Exercise – What exercise do you find is best to get the heart pumping? Calculate your sitting time
    If you have any questions you can email the Health & Wellbeing team at mailto:pro.active.program@esb.ie

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 17/09/2020 14:21:07

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    Thursday 17th September 2020 14:21

    RIP

    Death of Michael Clancy, RIP, father of Mick Clancy, Safe & Sound / Jimmy Flynn
    It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of Michael Clancy, father of our friend and colleague, Mike Clancy. Michael passed away on the 16th September. A private funeral will take place at 11.00 am. on Friday 18th September at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oughterard, Co. Galway. We offer Mike and his wider family our sincere sympathies at this very sad time. Condolences can be left on rip.ie May Michael Rest in Peace.

    Death of Margaret (Peggy) Whyte, wife of Liam Whyte, NT Ck-on-Shannon / Seamus Reilly

    The death has occurred of Margaret (Peggy) Whyte (née O’Dowd) Emlagh, Carrick-on-Shannon, Roscommon / Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim. Suddenly on 15th of September 2020, ( Spouse of Liam Whyte, NT Ck-on-Shannon & sister in law of Emer McGowan Ex Apprentice Co-Ordinator) Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Josephine. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Liam, sons Paul, Colin, Joseph and Jason. Her sister Clare, grandchildren James, William and Eve, daughters-in-law Sonya, Kate and Susannah, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews relatives and a large circle of friends. Funeral arrangements; Removal to Cootehall Church on Saturday 19th for funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Drumlion Cemetery. In compliance with the current Government Guidelines on public gatherings, those who would have liked to attend the funeral but are unable to do so due to COVID-19 restrictions can leave a message of sympathy in the “Condolences” section below. The family appreciate your sympathy, support and understanding at this time. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Liam & all his Family at this very difficult time. May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.

    Sports & Social

    Reach out and move / ESB GAA Club
    ESB GAA Club invites you to Reach out & Move. In conjunction with GAA For All National Inclusion Fitness day & the European Week of Sport 23-30 September, we are inviting everyone to get involved in something that is active & inclusive. Active how? It doesn’t have to be a GAA activity – just anything that gets you moving! E.g. Walking, Running, Skipping, Gaelic football or hurling / camogie training / fun games, Swimming or Dance – you choose. Inclusive how? Reach out & Invite anyone that might not have the opportunity to participate in organised sport…. e.g. Make it Multicultural, Make it a Pride event, Make it a multi-generational event – how many ages can you include in your activity? Make it a multi-ability event So get your thinking caps on! We will ask people to submit photos / updates of their events during the week 23-30 September. In the meantime, if your local GAA club is hosting an event or if you have any inspiring stories or ideas (whether they are club related or not), please let. us know – we can all do with some inspiration! Use the hash tags #ESBGAA and #GAABelong and #BeActive on Yammer & any other social media. Let us know what your local GAA club is so we can see how much of the country (or overseas!) we can cover….can we get every county represented? https://www.gaa.ie/nationalinclusionday https://ec.europa.eu/sport/week_en Keep an eye on Yammer for more updates…….

    Tennis courses at Sportsco/ Sportsco
    Brand new 6 week tennis course with Jamie Stafford Tennis Academy commencing Monday 5th October. Choose either Monday or Tuesday night. Beginners 7pm – 8pm
    Intermediate / Advanced 8pm – 9pm Members €85. Non-members €95. For more information or to book please call us on (01) 668 7022

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 16/09/2020 14:21:43

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    Wednesday 16th September 2020 14:21

    Farewell & Thanks

    Retirement of Seamus McLaughlin /
    Following 40 years’ service in ESB Group, Seamus McLaughlin has decided to retire to pursue other interests and opportunities. Seamus joined ESB on Sept 1st 1980 (coincidentally his birthday) having graduated from Trinity College Dublin , achieving overall 1st Place in the Faculty of Engineering in that year. He subsequently obtained an MSc in Engineering Design and an MBA.
    Seamus held a variety of roles on many thermal projects for ESB during his early years. He later had overall responsibility for the introduction of Computer Aided Engineering and Design capabilities into the then construction departments of ESB Group.
    He joined ESB International in 1989 where he spearheaded the management & development of key engineering design, quality assurance and project management methodologies crucial for the delivery of major projects at home and overseas. Seamus has worked on overseas assignments in many regions, including UK, Africa, Asia, and Middle East. He has always been willing to share his considerable knowledge and experience with others, to the benefit of the organisation. He was a long-time member of the ESBI SMT with key overall responsibilities for the delivery of engineering design and project management services to ESB and external clients. He also had overall responsibility for all key engineering resources.
    More recently he has been extensively involved in a variety of Strategic Management & Business Development roles – including the comprehensive update to the ESBI Strategy completed in 2019. This work will provide a solid base to underpin the rebuild and growth of this key brand for ESB Group in the years ahead.
    I would like to thank Seamus for his enormous contribution to ESBI/ESB Group and I am sure you will join me in wishing him all the very best for the future.
    Seamus’s retirement date is Oct 1st and as it is not possible to meet up with colleagues and friends at the moment an event to mark his retirement will be planned when circumstances permit.

    RIP

    Margaret Graham, RIP, ex ESB Legal / Louise Cushen
    It is with sadness that we inform you of the untimely death on Friday 11th September 2020 of our friend and colleague Margaret Graham formerly of ESB Secretary’s Organisation and ESB Legal Department. Margaret was also known within ESB for her involvement over many years with MADSOC. Our thoughts are with Margaret’s brothers, sister, brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and extended relatives and friends. May She Rest In Peace.

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 15/09/2020 14:21:07

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    Tuesday 15th September 2020 14:21

    Events & Launches

    Your Enterprise Services Family Quiz, 24th Sept /
    Your Enterprise Services are hosting another family quiz night on Thursday the 24th of September at 4:00-5:30 for all employees of Enterprise Services!
    Please join us for another evening of fun, laughter and a little friendly competitive competition!

    Farewell & Thanks

    Catherine Murphy is retiring / John Connolly
    After 42.5 years’ service our colleague Catherine Murphy is retiring and her last day is Wednesday 30th September. Over those years, Catherine has made a great contribution to the company from early days in Southern district, becoming a key person in HV South for 19 years and more recently in the Programme and Performance area. As the company has developed Catherine has expanded her involvement to many areas in the company and has made lots of friends and valued colleagues in numerous locations. We all wish Catherine a long and happy retirement.

    Health, Safety & Wellbeing

    Project EDWARD 2020 – Theme: Driving for Work: 14th – 18th September 2020/ ESB Road Safety Bureau

    Project EDWARD has evolved into EVERY Day Without A Road Death. This year the focus is on driving for work. Please take part in this campaign today and every day by driving safely. Let’s all personally commit to being better safer drivers and do our best to make our roads safer for everyone. More info here https://projectedward.org/

    RIP

    Death of Joseph Moore, RIP, father of Margaret Ivory /
    It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of Joseph Moore, father of Margaret Ivory. Joseph passed away on the 13th September surrounded by his loving family. A private funeral will take place on Wednesday 16th September at 10am in St John Vianney Church.
    We offer Margaret and her wider family our sincere sympathies at this very sad time. Condolences can be left on https://rip.ie/death-notice/joseph-joe-moore-artane-dublin/433530 May Joseph Rest in Peace.

    Death of Father of Peter Graham / Carmel O’Connor
    It is with regret that I inform you of the passing of Peter Graham’s father, in Scotland, last Thursday. His funeral is at 11.30am, September 15th. I thought Peter’s colleagues in Dublin Region and Project LEAP would like to know.

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 11/09/2020 14:20:51

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    Friday 11th September 2020 14:20

    Farewell & Thanks

    Catherine Murphy, ESB Networks is retiring /
    After 42.5 years’ service our colleague Catherine Murphy is retiring and her last day is Wednesday 30th September. Over those years, Catherine has made a great contribution to the company from early days in Southern district, becoming a key person in HV South for 19 years and more recently in the Programme and Performance area. As the company has developed Catherine has expanded her involvement to many areas in the company and has made lots of friends and valued colleagues in numerous locations. We all wish Catherine a long and happy retirement.

    Tony Leddy, ESB Networks, is retiring / James Finn
    After 47 years of service in ESB, our colleague Tony Leddy is retiring. Although Tony won’t be formally retiring until October, Friday the 18th of September will be his last working day in ESB.
    Tony has made an enormous contribution to ESB since he started in Fleet St in 1971. He worked in Metering, Underground Construction and Operations before joining the Commissioning section in 1999 where he has spent the past 21 years building, sharing and utilising his technical expertise for the betterment of ESB and his colleagues. A colleague and a friend to many in the Dublin region and beyond, Tony will be missed by all come next Friday evening, especially so by his friends in Networks Commissioning. We wish Tony a long and happy retirement. When the time allows we hope to formally mark Tony’s retirement.

    Pre-Admission Covid Test fees in Private Hospitals / ESB Medical Provident Fund
    ESB Medical Provident Fund (MPF) are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with all private Hospitals who have been charging a fee for pre-admission Covid Tests to pay this expense directly on your behalf.
    Our members will not now be required to pay this expense as the Hospitals will charge MPF directly with effect from today. If you have already paid such a fee since July 1st 2020, please forward your itemised receipt accompanied by a Benefit Claim form to the MPF office to claim a full reimbursement of same.

    Events & Launches

    AGM for ElectricAid is 5 days away / ElectricAid
    Just 5 days to go to the ElectricAid AGM, register via http://www.electricaid.ie
    On the Agenda are the following items; Minutes of 2018 AGM, held on 01.05.2019; Executive Report; Honorary Treasurer’s Report; Presentation of Audited Accounts for year ended 31.12.2019; Reappointment of Auditors; Election of Officers; Election of Executive Committee and ElectricAid market research update.

    To book your place, please register via the ElectricAid website, and you will receive an invite shortly via email.

    The Election of ElectricAid Committee 2020 – 2021 will also take place at the AGM with attendees casting their votes via Menti.com. If you would like to join the committee and play your part in supporting aid and development projects at home and abroad, you must register your interest via the ElectricAid website before 12pm on Monday 14th of September.

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 09/09/2020 14:21:21

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    Wednesday 9th September 2020 14:21

    Announcements

    Adjusting to the Next Norm / Bernie O’Connor
    Recognising that many families are facing further adjustment and challenges over the coming months, we have invited Marian Byrne; The Parent Coach back to host two targeted sessions. These sessions will provide an opportunity for you as parents/guardians/family members to connect through common concerns and challenges.
    Marian will also share some insights in how best to complete a road map for yourselves as parents/guardians/family members (practically and mentally/emotionally) to support you for the months ahead.
    • Family members of Primary school & younger children – Tuesday 29th September, 11-12
    • Family members of Secondary school teenagers & older – Wednesday 30th September, 11-12
    Email mailto:diversity_inclusion@esb.ie if you would like to attend either/both sessions

    Health, Safety & Wellbeing

    Online Pilates with Colette /
    Colette O’Flynn, the physiotherapist in ESB Sportsco, is now offering online Pilates classes for ESB staff and their familes. Contact mailto:info@physionow.ie for more details.
    For those who’d like to try out Pilates, check out Colette’s FREE video starter series…. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5KwGYxtoVSMiofhkG6uMrK7GTimsFPm1

    RIP

    Thanks from James Long /
    A massive thank you to all my ESB friends and colleagues who took the time to call, text, send e-mails and offer sympathies personally on the recent passing of my dear mother, Carmel.
    I was overwhelmed by the response and it has meant a lot to me and my family, helping us to get through this tough time. Much Appreciated and Thanks to all, James Long

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  • Latest Hub News @ : 08/09/2020 14:21:42

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    Tuesday 8th September 2020 14:21

    RIP

    Thank You from Peter O’Loghlen/ Peter O’Loghlen
    A sincere thank you from my family and me to my ESB friends and colleagues, who offered condolences following the recent death of our dear Dad, Billy. Your kind gestures of support in person, by telephone calls and e-messages, cards and kind words on rip.ie have all been a great comfort to us at this time. Many thanks again to one and all. Kind regards, Peter O’Loghlen

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  • Latest Hub News @ : 03/09/2020 15:35:02

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    Thursday 3rd September 2020 15:35

    RIP

    Death of Dave Small, husband of Shana Dillon, ES/ Nuala Moloney
    It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the sudden death of Dave Small, beloved husband to our colleague and close friend Shana Dillon and much loved father to their son Rory.
    May Dave rest in peace. Our thoughts, support and prayers are with Shana and Rory.
    In accordance with government guidelines, Dave’s funeral will take place in private

    Death of Richard Fortune / Dave McCarthy
    The death has occured of Richard Fortune, Adamstown, Co Wexford who was a member of the Stations Enniscorthy team. Due to the current Covid restrictions Richard’s funeral will take place in private. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

    Sports & Social

    Sportsco ESB Taster Membership 2020 / Sportsco
    ESB Sportsco are continuing with their Taster Membership throughout the month of September. Please contact mailto:info@sportsco.ie for more information.

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  • Latest The Hub News @ : 02/09/2020 14:21:22

    Latest Notices
    Wednesday 2nd September 2020 14:21

    Health, Safety & Wellbeing

    Newly designed Health and Wellbeing Bulletin / Oonagh Dalton
    Welcome again to the newly-designed ESB Health and Wellbeing bulletin, the September edition can be accessed http://corporate.esb.ie/hswc/_layouts/15/WopiFrame2.aspx?sourcedoc=/hswc/Health%20and%20Wellbeing%20Comms/Monthly%20health%20Bulletins/2020/Health%20and%20Wellbeing%20Bulletin%20SEP%2020.pdf&action=default
    This month we cover the topic ‘Heart Health’ with some simple tips you can do today to help prevent against Cardiovascular disease. we go behind the scenes to get some health tips with our Coventry SES Wellbeing Champion – Anne Marie Sonko, we have a competition for a hamper and lastly we are delighted to share with you our new Health and Wellbeing events calendar for the month of September.

    Each month the bulletin will be posted on the Hub, Yammer and Noticeboard. We would also encourage you to bring this to a team meeting to discuss over the course of the month.
    Thank you to those who have submitted their feedback on last month’s bulletin. If you have any ideas for future editions or would like to provide feedback please email mailto:Oonagh.dalton@esb.ie

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