- Latest Hub News @ : 09/07/2020 14:20:59
Thursday 9th July 2020 14:20
Farewell & Thanks
Retirement of our Colleague Joe Higgins/ Dan Mernagh
Retirement: Joe Higgins Design Team Enniscorthy and SIRO
After over Forty years’ service Joe has decided to retire and his last working day will be Friday the 10th July 2020. In the last number of years Joe has been leading the way working with SIRO along the East and Southern Coasts.
In his long career in ESB Joe has been a loyal and excellent work colleague to any one that has had the good fortune to work with him.
Joe will be greatly missed by his friends and work mates both in ESB Networks and his SIRO colleagues where he was held in very high regard.
We would like to extend our sincere best wishes to Joe on his retirement from ESB and to wish him a healthy and happy retirement
Due to COVID Restrictions Joe’s function well be convened at a later date.
Retirement of our Colleague Joe Higgins/Continue reading →
Pauline Roe (nee Lundberg) of Glencullen, Co. Dublin (Late of Drimnagh) July 8th 2020. peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Much loved wife of Thomas (John) and beloved mother of Thomas, Alan, Eoin, Anne and Edel. sister of Adeline and John and the late Joan, Barbara and Joyce. Pauline will be sadly missed by her daughters-in-law Pearl, Sinead and Anne, son-in-law Vik, grandchildren Conor, Eamon, Sean, Thomas, Niall, Dáire, Isabella, Kate, James, William, Tara, Maya and great-grandchildren Isaac and Lily, nieces, nephews, relatives, wonderful neighbours and friends.
Reposing at home from 3pm Thursday, 9th July. Neighbours and friends welcome. Removal from her home (walking) to St. Patrick’s Church, Glencullen on Friday, 10th July, arriving for prayers at 6pm. Mass to celebrate Pauline’s life at 12 noon Saturday, 11th July.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions family only allowed in Church. All are welcome to Church grounds/cemetery. Live streaming link to follow. Messages of sympathy for the family can be placed in the Condolence section of the RIP website. May she rest in peace.
- Latest The Hub News @ : 08/07/2020 14:20:52
Wednesday 8th July 2020 14:20
Farewell & Thanks
Emer McGowan is retiring / Kara KeenaghanContinue reading →
After forty two years’ of dedicated Service to ESB Emer Mc Gowan has decided to retire. Her last working day will be Friday the 17th July.
Emer started in ESB as a demonstrator in Marketing Department where having trained as a home economics teacher was put to great effect promoting new products in showrooms & at Trade Shows. She then switched Careers paths to become an Energy Services Officer where she encouraged Small to Medium Enterprise customers to manage their load efficiently. She also visited schools to encourage the next generation to be aware of energy efficiency & electrical safety. During storm damage Emer was the ESB’S voice on local radio giving regular updates on restoration time. Emer moved into HR where she worked on policy documents such as term time leave. Emer has spent the last 18 years working as an Apprentice Supervisor.
Emer will be greatly missed by her friends, work colleagues and especially all the apprentices past and present that she has taken such great care of.
It is no surprise to anyone that knows Emer that she is looking forward to travelling and spending more time with Michael and the family. Although her trip to South America has had to be deferred for the moment we have no doubt that she will be taking to the skies as soon as possible.
Not one to be deprived of a party Emer will have a function Post Covid 19 to mark her retirement.
We would like to extend our sincere best wishes to Emer on her retirement from ESB. We wish her all the best on her and happy travels.
- Latest Hub News @ : 07/07/2020 14:21:38
Tuesday 7th July 2020 14:21
Farewell & Thanks
John McNeive is Retiring!/ Gemma BrennanContinue reading →
After nearly 43 years of dedicated service to ESB Networks, our friend & colleague John has decided to retire at the end of July.
John has had a varied & interesting career. He started out in Castlebar in 1977, where he worked as a linesman, an EO & then as Construction Supervisor in Tuam.
John was involved in IWM rollout & training back in 2008 & joined the ‘Back to Basics’ project in 2010. John’s knowledge of IWM, WMT scheduler & ARM have been invaluable. John has provided great support to supervisors, step-ups & clerical staff throughout the country on a daily basis for over 10 years. His one-to-one coaching of new supervisors has been a huge help to those transitioning to the new job.
John’s great manner, his sense of humour & his helpful nature will be greatly missed by us all.
John’s retirement celebrations are being postponed, but we’ll celebrate with him at a future date. We wish John, Carmel & his family good health & happiness in his retirement.
- Latest Hub News @ : 02/07/2020 14:21:40
Thursday 2nd July 2020 14:21
Death of May Lally R.I.P., mother of Siobhan Hand, ES, Dundalk./ Anne-Marie McDermottContinue reading →
The death has occurred of May Lally, R.I.P, beloved mother of Siobhan Hand, Project & Fixed Asset Accounting, Enterprise Services, Avenue Road, Dundalk and mother-in-law of Ciaran Hand, Customer Solutions, Swift Square. We extend our sympathy to Siobhan, Ciaran and family at this very sad time. Rest in peace May.
Funeral arrangements: May will be reposing at her home (Mount Avenue, Dundalk A91 E9F2) from 2pm until 8pm on Thursday 2nd July. Please observe Government Guidelines. Funeral Mass on Friday at 3pm in St. Fursey’s Church, Haggardstown, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery. As the numbers are restricted to 50 family and friends, her Mass can be viewed on http://www.churchservices.tv/Haggardstown .
Family flowers only. Donations to The Birches Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Dundalk, if desired. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
- Latest The Hub News @ : 30/06/2020 14:22:22
Tuesday 30th June 2020 14:22
Thank your from Marie Barry on the recent passing of her father Michael / Marie Barry
On behalf of my family and myself I wish to thank all my ESB friends and colleagues for your kind support on the sad passing of my lovely dad, Michael. The many messages of condolences and sympathy by text, calls, emails, cards as well as postings on RIP.ie are really appreciated. They have all been a huge source of comfort during this sad time and also during these strange times. Keep safe and thank you again, Marie
Death of Rose Cooke, mother of Fergus, IT Delivery, ES /Continue reading →
Death Notice of Rose Cooke (née Purcell) mother of our friend and colleague Fergus Cooke – IT Delivery, Enterprise Services.
A private funeral will take place for immediate family only, due to Government advice and HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the Funeral, please feel free to leave a message in the Condolence Book on the RIP site. Family flowers only please, donations, if so desired, to The Alzheimer Society Of Ireland. More info and online condolences book available on RIP; https://rip.ie/death-notice/rose-cooke-ayrfield-dublin/427215
- Latest The Hub News @ : 29/06/2020 14:21:13
Monday 29th June 2020 14:21
The Hub People Directory /
The PD issues continue, IT Teams are investigating but no resolution yet.
Please continue to use the Directory Search app on the Hub home page to find contact details for employees (Available to use/save on My Work Apps on Hub home page).
Once the issues are fully resolved I will update the Hub news item on this topic.
Death of Deirdre Kuntz, sister of Ray Wolfe, Metering Services, Leopardstown Road / John FinneganContinue reading →
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the untimely & sudden death of Deirdre Kuntz, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin, RIP (sister of Ray Wolfe, Metering Services, Leopardstown Road) More info and the online condolences book are available on RIP as follows: https://rip.ie/death-notice/deirdre-kuntz-dun-laoghaire-dublin/426885 Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray and his family at this difficult time.
- Latest The Hub News @ : 23/06/2020 14:21:33
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 14:21
Farewell & Thanks
Noel Ryan, NT Tipperary is retiring / Paddy Gorman
After Forty years’ service Noel has decided to retire and his last working day will be Friday the 26th June Noel has spent most of his time in his Beloved (Blue and Gold) apart from a few years based as an EO in the (Green and White) of Limerick. A Complete transfer was never an option.
In his long career in ESB Noel has been a loyal and excellent work colleague to any one that has had the good fortune to work with him.
Noel will be greatly missed by his friend and work mates in CPG where he was the trouble-shooter for many a problem (where do we get an MO now?). We would like to extend our sincere best wishes to Noel on his retirement from ESB and to wish him a healthy and happy retirement. Due to COVID Restrictions Noels function well be convened at a later date where we will be expecting a rousing rendering of Sliabh Na mBan .
Mick Mongey, Solution Architect CIO is retiring / Barry PowerContinue reading →
After over 38 years of dedicated Service to ESB, Mick has decided to call time on his long and varied career.
Mick joined ESB as a surveyor in 1982 in the distribution organisation, and has made a significant contribution in a very varied career in areas such as IT consulting, Project Delivery and most recently working as a Solution Architect in the CIO where he supports the Generation and Trading organisation.
Mick has been a great colleague, and friend to many of us across the organisation and has a brilliant capability to build and sustain relationships that have lasted throughout his career in ESB.
Mick is well known for winning the ESB Liffey swim in 1997 and continues to be an active open sea swimmer and water polo player with St.Vincents SC.
Mick’s last effective working day is Friday week the 3rd of July – All his colleagues & friends in CIO and beyond send him best wishes for a happy & healthy retirement.
Due the current circumstances, Mick has had to postpone his retirement celebrations, but we look forward to celebrating with him at a later date.
- Latest Hub News @ : 22/06/2020 14:22:20
Monday 22nd June 2020 14:22
Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Men’s Health Awareness Week /
The overall aims of Men’s Health Week are to
Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.
Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.
Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.
The themes for this year included Mental Fitness, Heart Heath, Cancer Prevention, Rethink what you drink and Quit Smoking. We hope you got something from the posts and recommended resources we posted last week on each subject.Continue reading →
To close of Men’s Health Awareness week for 2020 here are a few things for you to consider as part of your daily plan to maintain or improve health this year. These are all small things you can add to your routine and all will have impacts on multiple aspects of your health.
Exercise – as a lot of us continue to work from home the importance of movement has never been more important. Did you know that even consistent low-level movement throughout the day can have hugely beneficial effects on preventing Type 2 Diabetes? What does low level movement look like? In short getting out of that seated position as much as possible, walking, stretching and getting away from the desk and computer and getting outside for even 5 minutes of walking before resuming work. Embrace the concept of exercise or movement snacks, this means instead of taking a break and heading to the fridge, spend those minutes exercising – press ups, bodyweight squats, skipping, jumping jacks, cycling and walking for example are all exercises that can be performed with minimal or no equipment and will ensure your muscles, joints, heart and lungs are getting intermittent mini workouts throughout the day.
Listen top Health Coach Ben Greenfield and Dr. Mark Hyman discuss the Movement/Exercise snack concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA1Iv8FnsUo
Stillness – with so much going on in the world around us and the negativity associated with it, becoming overwhelmed by it all is something that could have a negative effect on us. With the accompanying so called new normal so much has changed in our lives in such a short space of time. Finding quiet time or stillness now more than ever before is so important. Stillness gives us time to reflect, to think, to unwind and properly process the events of the day. Finding stillness in your day can have hugely beneficial impacts on your physical, emotional and mental health. How do you do this? Meditation and mindfulness are the raging topics in the health and wellbeing world now and I have found mediation to be very helpful. But stillness can be found in many other ways, reading a book, going for a walk in nature, going for a mountain hike, a cycle, fishing or enjoying your most favourite hobby. All of these of great ways to help us be present in the moment and bring a sense of calm into our lives.
Listen to this 5-minute video from Ryan Holiday on Stillness and I would also recommend his book Stillness is the Key. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNpKjSRUtI4
Sleep – Is sleep the forgotten component of your health & wellbeing routine? For many of us the answer to this question is Yes. Sleep deprivation has a long-term chronic impact on your health. It is now getting the attention it deserves and is quickly becoming the most important thing you can do for your health every day. Getting proper sleep is more than the number of hours but it’s also even more importantly the quality of that sleep. If your sleep made up of good quality deep and REM sleep? Chances are if you’re waking up tired and not feeling refreshed even after 7-8 hours of sleep, the issue is your sleep quality. The importance of sleep can be summarised as follows, if you have all other aspects of health dialled in but are not getting consistent good quality sleep you will get benefits form your routine but it’s only when your sleep is consistently good does the magic really happen. I’m leaving you with some resources here to view and read to help you learn more about the importance of sleep and putting together a proper daily sleep routine.
Dr Mathew Walker TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_walker_sleep_is_your_superpower?language=en in-depth article on all things sleep
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/sleep-articles/increase-deep-sleep/ Find out your Sleep Chronotype with this quiz
- Latest The Hub News @ : 19/06/2020 14:21:22
Friday 19th June 2020 14:21
Thanks from Hilko Hakman /
I herewith would like to thank all my ESB friends and colleagues for their support following the recent passing away of my mother Marry Hakman.
Due to Covid 19 we were not able to travel to the Netherlands and we had to follow the funeral through a live stream, which was a surreal experience.
I really appreciate the flowers, phone calls, e-mails, text and social media messages. Your support has been invaluable to me and my family in helping us to cope with our loss.
Eoin O’Brien’s final day in ESB /
Today is my last working day in ESB so I just want to thank all those that I’ve worked with over the years. I also want to thank all those who, over the last few weeks, have wished me well in my retirement.
I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with so many great people on so many projects. In 40 or so years I have worked, in one way or another on a huge variety of projects, in lots of different places, each with their own challenges, but always with people who got the job done through thick and thin. It’s unfortunate that Covid 19 has meant that I haven’t met with many of you in the last few months but, hopefully, we’ll get a chance to chat at some time in the future.
All the best for now. Keep the show on the road and keep safe. Kind Regards, Eoin O’Brien
Michael Briscoe is retiring /Continue reading →
After 40 years’ service, Michael Briscoe has called time on an outstanding career in ESB Networks which began in Distribution Department in 1980 and then moved quickly to Fleet Street in the old Dublin District. On his return to Distribution, Michael worked in Urban Planning before getting the call to Consultancy and work on the Jubail and Ghana projects.
In 1991 Michael moved to Kilkenny as CSE Area Services, from where he has worked and lived ever since; becoming a respected and ever-present colleague. Over the following 20 years, Michael held a variety of roles in the South East and Dublin South East Divisions including extended periods as CSE Design and then as Technical Services Engineer and Manager where he brought his characteristic professionalism and pragmatic engineering know-how to his job.
Michael returned to Asset Management in 2012, where he became an invaluable member of the team dealing with the contestability process for renewables and other major loads. Working with many colleagues across the commercial, legal and technical areas, Michael was heavily involved in the property acquisition and Electricity Act side of things as well as sharing his considerable technical knowledge.
Having enjoyed a varied and fulfilling career in ESB Networks, Michael is looking forward to having more time to ‘fix stuff’, ‘dabble in electronics’, and, most of all, travel far and wide in his camper van, including a summer trip to the Arctic Circle, no less!
Michael’s last day at work will be Thursday, 25th June. Post COVID-19 , we look forward to meeting up with Michael to celebrate his long career and his contribution to ESB over forty years. We wish Michael a healthy and long retirement.
- Latest Hub News @ : 17/06/2020 14:21:27
Wednesday 17th June 2020 14:21
Death of Frank Chaney, retired ESB Staff, brother of Tony Chaney, Networks, Finglas/
Chaney, Sylvester (Frank) Artane, Dublin and late of the ESB, passed away 14th June 2020 (peacefully) at home. He will be very sadly missed by his loving family, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, his friend Patricia and her family. “May He Rest In Peace”
A private funeral will take place for immediate family only due to Government advice and HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the Funeral, please feel free to leave a message in the Condolence Book on the RIP website. Family flowers only please, donations, if so desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation. Our thoughts are with Tony and his family at this sad time.
Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Men’s Health Awareness Week – 15th-21st June – Cancer Prevention / Men’s Health Awareness Week – 15-21st June – Cancer PreventionContinue reading →
According to the excellent Marie Keating Foundation website 1in 3 men will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. The cancers that most often affect men in Ireland are prostate, bowel, lung, and skin cancers. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-34. Knowing about these cancers, what to look out for and what you can do to help prevent them or find them early (when they are small and easier to treat) may help save your life.
As the theme for todays Men’s Health Awareness is cancer prevention we encourage you to visit, read and view the following resources from the Marie Keating Foundation. Included below is a link to a 6 part webinar series on staying well called the Cancer and Covid19 Wellness. You will also find a link to their campaign titled Let’s Get Men Talking which includes a short video that I would encourage you all to view.
Finally, you can view an infographic called Your Health, Your Choice for strategies on how to prevent 4 of the most common cancers. Cancer and Covid19 Wellness.
Get Men Talking
Your Health, Your Choice