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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 27/11/2020 14:21:47

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    Friday 27th November 2020 14:21

    Farewell & Thanks

    Farewell & Thanks from John McGloin /
    A huge thank you to all my friends and colleagues in ESB for all the messages of goodwill, gifts, cards emails, phone calls and texts that I received for my retirement, I am overwhelmed with your generosity and kindness. A special word of thanks to my colleagues in Supply Chain who made my last meeting with them all a very special occasion.
    It has been an absolute pleasure working in ESB over the last 42 years and I attribute this to the support, comradery and friendship I received while working with great people across ESB Networks and Network’s Support. Hopefully I will see you all in the near future when it is safe to do so.

    Fundraising

    Annual Collection for St Mary’s Nursing Home / Meadhbh Connolly
    It’s that time of year again when I reach out to loyal ESB supporters of St Mary’s Christmas appeal. Sadly, like other nursing homes for the elderly, Covid 19 brought much sadness to St Mary’s and there were 21 deaths in April alone arising from Covid 19. This year has to be different and we will not have access to the hospital to personally give each patient a gift and card on Christmas Eve, however, we are still collecting to make sure that each patient will receive a beautiful gift which we will leave for staff to distribute. Our suggestion for ladies’ gifts: gift set of shower gel/body lotion with a bedthrow or handcream or pretty bed socks. If you want to buy a gift for a man, we suggest shaving gift sets , socks and /or a throw. Best to leave the label blank on the gift bag.
    If you would like to donate a gift, please email me. I can arrange collection of the gift within government travel restrictions. Several of you have kept me going at this over the last 20 years and I’ve been told by a colleague that it is their favourite present to buy. Heartfelt thanks for your interest and generosity.

    RIP

    Thanks from Ger Brennan on the recent passing of her father Peter Mullery, RIP /
    Following the recent passing of my Father, Peter Mullery, I would like to say ” Thank You” from myself and my family for the cards, emails, text messages and beautiful flowers from my colleagues in Business Support, it made a difficult time so much more bearable. Ger Brennan.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 25/11/2020 14:21:29

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    Wednesday 25th November 2020 14:21

    Announcements

    Cast your vote to decide on the best Engineering Endeavour of 2020 /
    Engineers Ireland together with ESB are calling on members of the public to cast their vote to select the ‘Engineering Endeavour of 2020’ from six engineering projects shortlisted as part of the Engineering Excellence Digital Series. Voting closes at midnight on Friday, 11 December. The six shortlisted projects are:
    • N25 New Ross Bypass PPP incorporating the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the River Barrow, a joint entry from Arup and CFCSL (Designers), BAM and Dragados (Contractors)
    • The Coastal Mobility Route by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council with project partners, Clonmel Enterprises and the National Transport Authority
    • The COVID Alliance – How Ireland’s engineers rallied to the COVID-19 emergency by The COVID Alliance, comprising of over 50 commercial, academic and state organisations
    • I-Form’s Rapid Response Digital Manufacturing Hub by I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing • ADVANCER Project by Thermo King and Trane Technologies
    • Coppermills Water Treatment Works New Roughing Filters – The innovative use of collaboration and digital engineering tools to protect London’s water supply by Irish engineering company, EPS Group in collaboration with Thames Water; Skanska, MWH and Balfour Beatty (SMB)
    Simply follow https://www.engineersireland.ie/Professionals/Events/Featured-events/Excellence-Awards/Engineering-Excellence-Digital-Series to watch the videos and have your say before midnight on Friday 11 December!
    The Engineers Ireland Engineering Excellence Digital Series is held in association with ESB and supported by Accenture and Geoscience Ireland.

    Farewell & Thanks

    John McGloin is retiring /
    Our friend and colleague John McGloin (MSS – Sligo) had decided to call time on his ESB Career and move to the next chapter in his life. John will retire on the 27th of November.
    John had a varied career in ESB and spent the last few years in Supply Chain Networks Support. We would like to thank John for his excellent work and commitment over the years and wish John health and happiness on his retirement.

    Health, Safety & Wellbeing
    POWR will be removed at the end of December 2020 /
    On the 31st of December access to the ESB Wellbeing platform POWR will cease. Notifications will be sent out through POWR in early December.
    Planning for the introduction of a new app based platform in Q1 2021 is underway. More details will follow early in the new year.

    RIP

    Death of Garry Tucker, brother of Robert, ESB Networks / Jacinta Ryan
    The death has occurred of Garry Tucker, brother of our colleague and friend, Robert Tucker, ESB Networks. Peacefully, in the exceptional care of the I.C.U., University Hospital, Limerick.
    Our thoughts are with Robert and his family at this very sad time. May he rest in peace. https://rip.ie/death-notice/garry-tucker-limerick-city-limerick/439998

    Death of Joey Burke, father of Sharon, CS / Aoife Ryan
    The death has occurred of the late Joey Burke, late of Mountain View Drive (21st November 2020) suddenly, in The Mater Hostipal. Sadly missed by his beloved wife May, his loving daughters Sharon, Tammy, Debbie, and Jacqui, his loving grandchildren Chlöe, Jamie, Josh, Matthew, Holly and Mollie, son-in-law David and partners Robbie, Jason and Alan and sisters, extended family and a large circle of friends.
    May He Rest in Peace Reposing at the family home on Wednesday between (4pm to 7pm). A private funeral Mass will take place on Friday (27th November) in Church of the Good Shepherd at 10am, followed by funeral to Mount Jerome Cemetery for cremation.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 24/11/2020 14:21:12

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    Tuesday 24th November 2020 14:21

    Events & Launches

    ESB Cork Annual Mass, in memory of deceased staff, will be virtual this year / Martina Mannix EAP Wilton
    This year’s ESB Cork Annual Mass, in memory of deceased staff, will be a virtual event. The internet address, for the Mass, is: http://www.smawilton.ie. When you get into the website you click on the “live” button. The Mass will be live streamed next Saturday, 28th November, at 11am.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 20/11/2020 14:21:42

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    Friday 20th November 2020 14:21

    Events & Launches

    Updates on events from EI / Órla Burke
    A few more upcoming events co-hosted by the Electrical & Electronic Division of Engineers Ireland:
    • Monday, 23/11/20 @20:00 ‘Public Lighting LED retrofit’ by Brian Ahern of the Road Management Office. Co-hosted with NW Region, bookings and further info refer to https://www.engineersireland.ie/Events/event/7190 and attached flyer.
    • Tuesday, 24/11/20 @18.30 ’40 years and more: the development of optical fibre systems and devices for communications and sensing’ by Prof. Gerald Farrell Professor Emeritus Photonics Research Centre, Technological University Dublin. Co-hosted with IET, further info at https://www.engineersireland.ie/Events/event/7151 and attached flyer.
    • Tuesday, 01/12/20 @19:00 ‘Grid Connections for Small Scale Renewable Generation’ by Rory Mullan. Co-hosted with the Cork Region. Further info https://www.engineersireland.ie/Events/event/7135

    Farewell & Thanks

    Enda Malone is retiring / Paul Doherty HV Stations, North
    Enda Malone, HV Stations Ballina will retire on Friday next November 27th having served ESB well for over 46 years of dedicated service.
    Enda, a native of Carbury Co. Kildare, served his time in Allenwood Power Station, commencing in 1974.
    After his apprenticeship, Enda was offered positions in both Allenwood and Ringsend and chose the Allenwood job hoping to stay close to home.
    However, a shortage of Staff in Bellacorick resulted in Enda heading “Into the West” for a “short” stint in late 1978, returning again in Summer 1979 where he ultimately settled and set up his home in Ballina.
    Enda remained in Bellacorick until transferring to Networks, Ballina in 2002 where he soon established himself as a key member of the HV Stations Team.
    We would like to thank Enda for his great service to the company- his good humour, quiet competence and steady manner, characteristics which contributed enormously to the Safe completion of numerous projects both small and large over many years.
    On behalf of all his colleagues in both Networks and GWM, we wish Enda a long, healthy and happy retirement.
    Due to current restrictions, we cannot celebrate in the usual manner but when the situation improves, we look forward to joining Enda and his family for a proper celebration (no doubt Enda will raise the roof, with a little persuasion!)
    Regards, Paul Doherty-HV Stations Supervisor- ESB Networks, Project Delivery North.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 17/11/2020 14:21:41

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    Tuesday 17th November 2020 14:21

    RIP

    Death of Mary Dennehy, mother of Catherine / Peter Warner
    I am sorry to report the passing of Catherine’s dear mother Mary Dennehy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine and family at this time.

    Death of Peter Gaffney, ex ESB Networks / Carmel O’Connor
    The death has occurred of Peter (Peadar) Gaffney, Clondalkin, Dublin. Gaffney (Peadar) Peter (14th November 2020) (Clondalkin) peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Tallaght Hospital; beloved husband of the late Maura and loving father of Peter, Louise and Adrian; sadly missed by his loving children, son-in-law Tom, granddaughters Ella and Hollie, brothers Gerry, William and Brendan, sister-in-law Monica, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Peadar rest in peace
    In line with Government and H.S.E advice regarding public gatherings, a small private funeral will be held. His family would ask that over the coming days, everyone who knew Peadar would take some time to light a candle or say a prayer in his memory. Those who cannot attend the funeral Mass due to the current restrictions please feel free to leave a message in the condolence book on RIP.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 16/11/2020 14:21:16

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    Monday 16th November 2020 14:21

    Announcements
    ESB DB Pension Scheme – Annual Report 2019 Member Event /
    Given the dangers posed for members and government advice around Covid19, the ESB DB Pension Scheme’s Annual Report 2019 member event is now available on video. This follows on from the Annual Report Summary which was issued to all members earlier in the year. This video can be found here: https://www.esbstaffservices.com/pensions/2019-db-annual-report-event/

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 10/11/2020 14:21:43

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    Tuesday 10th November 2020 14:21

    Announcements

    Virtual AGM for MPF taking place this evening at 5pm – still time to attend! /
    Members, A final reminder on the virtual MPF AGM taking place today (Tues 10th Nov) @ 5pm
    There is still time to email mailto:mpf@esb.ie (please include your Policy Number in the email) or ring the MPF office at 061 430561 to receive the log in details to attend.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 09/11/2020 14:21:25

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    Monday 9th November 2020 14:21

    Health, Safety & Wellbeing

    MyContactLog App, info for Networks and other ESB users /
    The MyContactLog App allows you record your contacts at work so that if needed, contact tracing can be done quickly. This step is critical in protecting ourselves, colleagues and others that we meet when in an ESB workplace. Everyone with an ESB issued mobile phone is required to download and use the MyContactLog App to record people attending worksites, attending meetings and when carrying out discrete tasks where they interact with others or work in the vicinity of others teams or crews. For Networks, find information on how and when to use the app on the https://electricitysupplyboard.sharepoint.com/sites/ESBNMobileHub/SitePages/MyContactLog-is-now-available-to-download-from-the-ESB-App-Store.aspx.
    For everyone else, information is available https://thehub.esb.ie/across-esb/health-safety-wellbeing/centres-of-competence/pandemic/Pages/MyContactLog-App.aspx

    RIP

    Death of Paddy Nee, ex ESB and Screebe Turf fired station /
    See below death notice for Paddy Nee. Paddy was ESB staff member in Screebe Turf fired generating station that closed around 1990. May he rest in peace. The death has occurred of Paddy Nee. Turloch, Rosmuc, Galway
    Paddy Nee, Turloch, Ros Muc, Co. na Gaillimhe, a fuair bás go tobann Dé Sathairn 31ú Deireadh Fómhair 2020. Is cúis mhór bróin a bhás dá bhean Bridgie, a chlann mhac Oliver agus Pádraic, a chlann iníon Maria agus Geraldine, garchlann, gaolta agus cairde. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

    The death has occurred of Paddy Nee, Turloch, Rosmuc, Galway
    Paddy Nee, Turloch, Ros Muc, Co. na Gaillimhe, a fuair bás go tobann Dé Sathairn 31ú Deireadh Fómhair 2020. Is cúis mhór bróin a bhás dá bhean Bridgie, a chlann mhac Oliver agus Pádraic, a chlann iníon Maria agus Geraldine, garchlann, gaolta agus cairde. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

    Sports & Social

    Online classes at Sportsco / Sportsco
    Please note that ESB Sportsco are offering online classes to members during lockdown and these classes are available to all ESB staff via zoom.
    Keep an eye out on @sportscoringsend on Instagram & Sportsco Ringsend on Facebook for the days, times & type of classes.
    If anyone is looking for information regarding ESB Sportsco please contact mailto:info@sportsco.ie

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 06/11/2020 14:21:31

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    Friday 6th November 2020 14:21

    RIP

    Death of Margaret O’Mahony, mother of Gerard, Ops Leopardstown Road and Grandmother of Luke, CD Dub North, Finglas / Seamus Berry
    The death has occurred of Margaret O’Mahony, mother of our friend and colleague, Gerard O’Mahony, Operations, Leopardstown Road, ESB Networks and grandmother of Ger’s s son Luke O’Mahony, CD Dublin, Design North, Finglas. For funeral details and book of condolences see https://rip.ie/death-notice/margaret-o-mahony-bray-wicklow/438347 Our thoughts are with Gerard, Luke and their family at this very sad time. May she rest in peace.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 05/11/2020 14:21:38

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    Thursday 5th November 2020 14:21

    Farewell & Thanks

    Thanks from Seamus McLaughlin on his retirement/
    I would like to express my thanks to all current and former colleagues who took the time to phone, email or text to express their good wishes on my retirement. It is greatly appreciated and I was particularly surprised and delighted to hear from colleagues from my earliest years in ESB- the formative years.
    I have worked with some great and talented people during my career in ESB Group – particularly in the engineering and construction arm of the business and in ESB International where I spent the majority of my career.
    Maybe it’s a cliche to say that all great companies are built on the ‘shoulders of giants’ who have gone before- but I think that is particularly apt in an organisation like ESB by virtue of its unique positioning in Irish society. It has always adopted and implemented innovation that was reflective of the particular period in its history. The establishment of ESB International in the 1980s is one such example of organisational innovation. Its creation was in large part driven by the economic circumstances of the time and where arguably the structure drove the strategy in this instance.
    Building on our experience gained in electricity infrastructure development in Ireland and utilising excess internal engineering resources at the time, ESB Group built an overseas consultancy business focused on helping people in the developing countries of the world. It has been a good place to work.
    In retiring from ESB Group, I would like to pay special thanks to Tom & Patricia (Group People & Organisation Development) and Krystle (Enterprise Services) for their considerable help and assistance in the retirement process- their expertise, knowledge and ongoing help was invaluable.
    In conclusion, I would like to wish all my colleagues in ESB Group, Engineering & Major Projects all the very best in the future. Many thanks and special wishes to Sean, Dave, Aisling and all the team in ESBI for health happiness and success in all your future endeavours and trust that our paths will meet again soon. Kind Regards, Seamus

    RIP

    Thanks from Grainne Coogan, RIP Eddie Coogan /
    A most sincere and heartfelt “Thank You” from myself and my family to the many ESB colleagues and friends, both my dad Eddie’s and mine, who have reached out to us before and since Dad’s death. The lovely cards, letters, flowers, phone-calls, emails, text messages and condolence messages posted on RIP.ie. really have been a source of great comfort and support to us all.
    Thank you especially to my close colleagues/friends who have been so caring during these difficult months. Your kindness helps more than you know. Grainne

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