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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 26/07/2021 14:26:41

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    Monday 26th July 2021 14:26

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    Retirement of Ciaran Moloney – last day is Friday 30th July / Peter O’Loghlen
    Just a gentle reminder that Ciaran Moloney’s last day in ESB is next Friday 30th July. A MS-Teams call with Ciaran, his family and colleagues present and past will take place next Thursday 29th July at 3pm. An Outlook/MST invitation will issue shortly to relevant locations. Anyone who wishes to be included, please let me know. Also, if anyone wishing to contribute to Ciaran’s retirement gift has not yet had the opportunity to do so, please contact Emmett Finnegan / Teresa Foley in Navan or Jacqui Cummins or Peter O’Loghlen in Finglas.

    Mary Winston is retiring on Thurs 29th July /
    After 48 years of dedicated service, Mary Winston will be retiring from ESB with her last working day being Thursday 29th July 2021. Mary has been invaluable throughout her time in ESB, a sincere thank you for all your hard work, optimism and for always being there to listen and help. We’ll all miss your Donegal tone when chatting with you. Unfortunately due to current restrictions, we are unable to celebrate Marys retirement at this time but hope to do so at a later date. On behalf of everyone in Mobile Support and all in ESB Networks, I’d like to wish Mary a long, happy and healthy retirement. Congratulations Mary on your retirement the end of an era but the start of a whole new chapter.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 23/07/2021 14:20:45

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    Friday 23rd July 2021 14:20

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    Farewell to Brian O’Mahony, retiring from ESB today, Fri 23 July / Donal Phelan
    After more than 40 years of dedicated service to ESB, Brian O’Mahony will be finishing another chapter as he departs from ESB. Brian’s last working day will be today, Friday July 23rd.
    Brian joined ESB Civil Works Department after graduating from UCD in 1980 as part of Building Division where he gained his initial experience in the field and at the design desk on a myriad of projects across the company. He remained in Building Division until 1987, being promoted to Team Leader along the way, at which time he was promoted again to Senior Professional Engineer in Development, Planning and Hydraulics Division where he had his first serious exposure to ESB’s hydro business as he conducted stability assessments on the Shannon and Erne dams.
    In the late 1980s, ESB started a new venture in the form of ESB International, which showcased the company’s talents on external projects. Brian joined ESBI in 1989 as Consultant Level 1 and was assigned to the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell Canal Project, an initiative kicked off by Charlie Haughey to restore this derelict canal to full working order. During the four years that Brian was involved in this project, it took up most of his time, but he was also kept busy with other customer projects including motorway bridge assessments in Northern Ireland and designs for the Shannon Aerospace project.
    Brian continued to work in ESBI through the early 1990s, often involved in other canal-related projects until 1996 when he moved to providing services to the then Chief Civil Engineer, including inspection and monitoring dams and overseeing maintenance works. Then in 1998 Brian became a Senior Consultant, providing maintenance and support expertise to the thermal power stations, before becoming a Team Leader on the Dublin Bay Power construction project.
    Brian got a chance to take his skills overseas from 2001 when he worked as the Lead Civil Engineer on ESBI Investments’ CCGT construction projects in Marchwood UK and Amorebieta, Spain. The Amorebieta project included monthly safety audits which were challenging to persuade the contractors to change their ways, and Brian has some very interesting stories about the things he found on those inspections!!
    In 2007 Brian was promoted to the position a Chief Civil Engineer, replacing Jack O’Keeffe, a role he fulfilled for 13 years. In that time, under Brian’s stewardship and determination these assets have received substantial investment and renewal. Their excellent condition today is testimony to the effort and focus that Brian has brought to bear on them, and to his close working with our engineering teams to ensure that the company retains and enhances the capability of our engineering specialists working on our hydro assets. This has been particularly visible in the manner by which the External Dam Safety Committee inspections and review have been planned and organised by Brian, to be carried out with full involvement of a wide assembly of our engineering talent.
    In addition to minding our assets, Brian spent much of his time in the role of CCE preparing and presenting evidence for the civil legal case which followed the floods in Cork of 2009. Brian’s expert witness evidence was crucial to ESB’s case, and was well received by the judges that heard and reviewed it. Brian has also been representing ESB at other national forums, including the meetings of the OPW’s Lower Lee Flood Defence Scheme, and multiple groups working on the implementation of the Water Framework and Floods Directives, to mention only a few.
    Current circumstances don’t allow for the kind of send-off that Brian’s friends and colleagues in ESB would like to have, and hopefully we will be able to pick a date this year to celebrate this more formally, but I’m sure Brian would be glad to hear from his many friends in the business to wish him well on his next chapters.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 21/07/2021 14:21:22

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    Wednesday 21st July 2021 14:21

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    Retirement of Brendan Sweeney / Denise Byrne
    After 43 years’ service, Brendan has decided to swap his ESB hardhat for a bicycle helmet on a full-time basis.
    Brendan arrived in ESB as an apprentice in 1978 and when the training wheels were removed, he worked across Sligo, Carrick on Shannon and Buncrana as a metering then Operations NT. However, I think everyone will know Brendan best for his various stints in IT Projects and his unenviable work then supporting these systems. Brendan has developed and sustained a reputation as an expert on all aspects DWMS, SAP, Click and especially Areas. No request was ever too small, and all were carried out with the perfectionism and professionalism that Brendan is renowned for.
    He will be greatly missed by colleagues from across the business who have had the pleasure to deal with him throughout his ESB career.

    RIP

    Death of Sean Roche, father of Lisa, CO, Electric Operations / Suzanne Hudson
    It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of Séan Roche, father of Lisa Roche, Customer Operations, Electric Ireland. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and her family at this difficult time.
    Details as follows: Roche, Finglas South, formerly Ballyfermot, late of Coca Cola, 18th July 2021. Peacefully at home in the tender care of the staff of St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown and surrounded by his loving family. Séan will be very sadly missed by his family, wife Lil, daughters Yvonne, Lisa, Sharon, Lorraine, Sinéad and Eiméar, grandchildren Megan, Dylan, Emma, Robyn, Craig, Nathan, Taylor, Clodagh, Séan and Lennon, great grandson Brody, sister Addie, brother Ger, sons-in-law John, Ger, Keith and David, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
    May he rest in Peace. Séan’s funeral Mass took place today Wednesday, 21st July, at 10am in St Oliver Plunkett Church, Rivermount, Finglas South. Those wishing to offer their condolences can do so on RIP website or at https://www.masseybrosfuneralhomes.com/funeral-notices/.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 20/07/2021 14:21:13

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    Tuesday 20th July 2021 14:21

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    Death of Bridget Rothwell, mother of Liam, HR Employee Relations / David Sexton
    It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of Bridget (Bridie) Rothwell (née Lenehan), mother of Liam, HR Employee Relations. Our thoughts are with Liam and his family at this difficult time.
    Details as follows: Rothwell (née Lenehan), Bridie (Drumcondra) – died peacefully on 17th July, 2021 under the wonderful care of the Haematology team at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Beloved wife of the late William ‘Willie’ and cherished mother of Paul, Jane and Liam. Precious grandmother of Megan, Gavin, Grace and Alannah; and great-grandmother of Adam. Treasured sister of Josie, Kay, Mary & the late Colette. Much loved mother-in-law of Kara, Frank & Shirley. Bridie will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her immediate and extended family, (brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews) and by her neighbours & friends. May she rest in peace. Due to government advice regarding public gatherings a private family Funeral will take place on Thursday, 22nd July. For those who would have liked to attend but cannot the Funeral Mass can be viewed online at 10am using the link on the page below, and condolences can also be offered using the link on the page. https://rip.ie/death-notice/bridget-bridie-rothwell-drumcondra-dublin/464323

    Death of Grace Mullally, mother of Tanya, EMP / David Dwyer
    It is with deep regret that I wish to advise you of the passing of Grace Mullally, the mother of our friend and colleague Tanya Mullally. MULLALLY (née HUGHES) Grace (Foxrock, Dublin 18) July 19th 2021, peacefully, in the exceptional care of the staff at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of the late Shea and devoted mother of Kary and Tanya. Very sadly missed by her daughters, son-in-law Ciaran, grandchildren Grace, Ryan and Simon, brothers and sisters, Paul, Rosemary, Deirdre, Michael and the late Patrick, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace. In line with current government advise and to keep everyone safe, Grace’s Funeral will take place privately but can be viewed online on Thursday (July 22nd) at 11.30am using the MountMerrionParish webcam. Message to the family can be left in the ‘Condolences’ section on link of rip.ie

    Death of Martin O’Neill, father of Diarmuid / Noel Rushe
    The death has occurred of Martin O’Neill Greenhills and formerly of Crannagh, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, father of our colleague Diarmuid O’Neill. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and grandchildren.
    His family would ask that over the coming days, everyone who knew Martin would take some time to light a candle or say a prayer in his memory. To view Martin’s funeral Mass via webcam on Wednesday at 10am please see following link: http://www.holyspiritparishgreenhills.ie/web_pages/broadcast.htm.

    Death of Eileen Cronin, mother of Anne and wife of Tony, retired Meter Reading / ANDREA BYRNE
    It is with deep sadness that I wish to advise you of the passing of the wife of Tony Cronin (retired Meter Reading) and mother of our friend and colleague Anne Cronin, Group Insurance.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony, Anne and Anne’s brothers Paul, John, Brian, Alan and all the family at this very sad time.
    A private funeral took place for Eileen’s family and close friends on Tuesday morning (20/07/2021). Messages of condolences can be left at either of the following links; https://www.masseybrosfuneralhomes.com/funeral-notices
    https://rip.ie/cb.php?dn=464106

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 19/07/2021 14:21:06

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    Monday 19th July 2021 14:21

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    Death of Gerry Hannigan, ESBI/EMP /
    The death has occurred of Gerard Hannigan, Celbridge, Kildare / Stranorlar, Donegal. Beloved son of Rosaleen and the late Paddy, much loved father of Paul, Graham and Yasmin, cherished brother of Brenda and Louis. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his mother, sons, daughter, grandchildren, aunt Claire, uncle Paddy his wife Pauline, nephews. Nieces and his many colleagues at ESB International. Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy His Soul
    Remains reposing at The Glebe, Stranorlar from 7pm on Sunday July 18th. Funeral leaving from there on Tuesday July 20th at 1.40 pm for Requiem Mass in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar at 2pm. Interment afterwards in Drumboe Cemetery. Due to HSE and Government restrictions, the house and funeral is strictly private to the family, neighbours, friends and colleagues only please.

    Death of Martin O’Neill, father of Diarmuid, SIT /
    It is with deep regret that I wish to advise you all of the passing of the father of our friend and colleague Diarmuid O’Neill, Strategy, Innovation and Transformation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Diarmuid and his family at this difficult time.
    Funeral Arrangements are as follows : The funeral mass will be private, messages of condolence can be left in the online condolence book at https://rip.ie/death-notice/martin-o-neill-greenhills-dublin/464252. Ar dheis Dé, go raibh a anam.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 15/07/2021 14:21:50

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    Thursday 15th July 2021 14:21

    Farewell & Thanks

    Ciaran Moloney is retiring / Peter O’Loghlen
    After 40 years of diligent service to ESB, Ciaran Moloney is retiring on Friday 30th July 2021. Ciaran joined ESB in 1981, starting in Navan depot, then part of Dundalk District. He was appointed as Linesman in 1984 and promoted to Chargehand Linesman in 1995, reflecting his high standing and ability. In 2003, Ciaran took on new challenges by applying successfully for an Engineering Officer position on the Dundalk Design team. Over the 7+ years he spent in this role, Ciaran looked after new connections, network diversions and improvements, initially covering Kingscourt/Ardee/Dunleer, before moving up to the busy Drogheda Area. Ciaran’s quietly effective demeanour and attention to detail served him and ESB very well in these roles, underpinning mostly positive interactions with customers, landowners, and colleagues.
    In 2010, with Dundalk & Drogheda/Navan Areas then part of Dublin North Division, TSM Paul O’Brien recruited Ciaran into a new multifarious role: one in which he would excel. It spanned investigation & reporting on third-party P.I. claims; Forestry compensation claims; cable easements and site acquisitions; overseeing multi-customer claims for equipment-damage linked to network events etc. As with previous roles, Ciaran showed a willingness to learn and expand his skillsets. The extensive knowledge and experience he had built up on the MV/LV networks, design processes and systems along with his strong people skills enabled him to produce succinct, pertinent reports on the many claims he has investigated. These reports could always be relied upon by Networks Legal when assessing liability risks etc.
    Ciaran has approached all challenges, both at work and in general, in an honest and open manner with practical common-sense to the fore. He has been most supportive of colleagues and mangers with whom he has worked over the past 40 years. I thank Ciaran sincerely for his outstanding service to ESB and his unstinting support. He will be missed at work by his many friends in Navan, Dundalk, Finglas, Networks Legal and beyond. I know Ciaran is now looking forward to the next chapter of his life outside ESB in the good company of family and friends with time to pursue his many interests. We wish Ciaran, his wife Elizabeth and their family good health and every happiness for the future.
    Unfortunately, it will not be feasible to mark Ciaran’s retirement in the traditional way. A MS-Teams call will be organised for Thursday 29th July @ 3pm, details will be advised to relevant locations/colleagues nearer the time. If you would like to be included in above call and/or wish to contribute to Ciaran’s retirement gift, please contact Emmett Finnegan / Teresa Foley in Navan, or Jacqui Cummins / Peter O’Loghlen in Finglas.

    John Fitzgibbon is retiring /
    After 42 years of dedicated service John Fitzgibbon Construction Portlaoise will retire on Frday 16/07/2021.
    John would like to wish all of his colleagues all the best for the future and thank them for their friendship throughout the years.
    Due to COVID restrictions John hopes to celebrate his retirement with his colleagues at a later date.

    Brian O’Mahoney is retiring / Donal Phelan
    After more than 40 years of dedicated service to ESB, Brian O’Mahony will be finishing another chapter as he departs from ESB. Brian’s last working day will be July 23rd.
    Brian joined ESB Civil Works Department after graduating from UCD in 1980 as part of Building Division where he gained his initial experience in the field and at the design desk on a myriad of projects across the company. He remained in Building Division until 1987, being promoted to Team Leader along the way, at which time he was promoted again to Senior Professional Engineer in Development, Planning and Hydraulics Division where he had his first serious exposure to ESB’s hydro business as he conducted stability assessments on the Shannon and Erne dams.
    In the late 1980s, ESB started a new venture in the form of ESB International, which showcased the company’s talents on external projects. Brian joined ESBI in 1989 as Consultant Level 1 and was assigned to the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell Canal Project, an initiative kicked off by Charlie Haughey to restore this derelict canal to full working order. During the four years that Brian was involved in this project, it took up most of his time, but he was also kept busy with other customer projects including motorway bridge assessments in Northern Ireland and designs for the Shannon Aerospace project.
    Brian continued to work in ESBI through the early 1990s, often involved in other canal-related projects until 1996 when he moved to providing services to the then Chief Civil Engineer, including inspection and monitoring dams and overseeing maintenance works. Then in 1998 Brian became a Senior Consultant, providing maintenance and support expertise to the thermal power stations, before becoming a Team Leader on the Dublin Bay Power construction project.
    Brian got a chance to take his skills overseas from 2001 when he worked as the Lead Civil Engineer on ESBI Investments’ CCGT construction projects in Marchwood UK and Amorebieta, Spain. The Amorebieta project included monthly safety audits which were challenging to persuade the contractors to change their ways, and Brian has some very interesting stories about the things he found on those inspections!!
    In 2007 Brian was promoted to the position a Chief Civil Engineer, replacing Jack O’Keeffe, a role he fulfilled for 13 years. In that time, under Brian’s stewardship and determination these assets have received substantial investment and renewal. Their excellent condition today is testimony to the effort and focus that Brian has brought to bear on them, and to his close working with our engineering teams to ensure that the company retains and enhances the capability of our engineering specialists working on our hydro assets. This has been particularly visible in the manner by which the External Dam Safety Committee inspections and review have been planned and organised by Brian, to be carried out with full involvement of a wide assembly of our engineering talent.
    In addition to minding our assets, Brian spent much of his time in the role of CCE preparing and presenting evidence for the civil legal case which followed the floods in Cork of 2009. Brian’s expert witness evidence was crucial to ESB’s case, and was well received by the judges that heard and reviewed it. Brian has also been representing ESB at other national forums, including the meetings of the OPW’s Lower Lee Flood Defence Scheme, and multiple groups working on the implementation of the Water Framework and Floods Directives, to mention only a few.
    Current circumstances don’t allow for the kind of send-off that Brian’s friends and colleagues in ESB would like to have, and hopefully we will be able to pick a date this year to celebrate this more formally, but I’m sure Brian would be glad to hear from his many friends in the business to wish him well on his next chapters.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 12/07/2021 14:21:10

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    Monday 12th July 2021 14:21

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    Death of Mick Doyle, ex ESB Networks Training Centre /
    It is with deep regret that I wish to advise you all of the passing of our retired colleague and friend Mick Doyle, Networks Training Centre, Portlaoise, RIP. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Maria, children Karen, Michelle, Brian, Paula, grandchildren & faimily at this difficult time. Funeral Arrangements are as follows :
    Removal from his home in Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix Monday Morning 12th to the Church of the Most Hold Rosary, Abbeyleix for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Abbeyleix.

    Death of Tom Gallagher, ex ESB and father of Seamus, Erne Stations / John Gallagher
    The death has occurred of Tom Gallagher, 3 Cluain Barron, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal, former staff member at Erne stations and father of our colleauge Seamus. Peacefully at home in the care of his loving family. Sadly Missed by his loving wife Angela, his daughters Geraldine, Christine, Deirdre, Marian & Lorraine, his sons Thomas & Seamus, his 15 Grandchildren & 3 great Grandchildren. Lovingly missed by his sisters Helen & Mary, his daughter In-Law and sons In-Law, his nieces & nephews and all his extended family & friends. Reposing at his late residence. House private to Family Only. Remains going to St. Patrick’s church Ballyshannon on Monday for 11am funeral mass with burial afterwards in the abbey Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Renal Unit, Temple street children’s Hospital. Funeral Mass can be viewed live on churchservices.tv/stpatricksballyshannon Our thoughts and prayers are with Seamus and the extended Gallagher Family at this time

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 09/07/2021 14:23:47

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    Friday 9th July 2021 14:23

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    Una Kernan, ESB Networks is leaving / Gearóid Quinn
    After years of dedicated service….! Yes, we all know how it goes, see the name and think “OMG, they cannot be going”? And then there is the variety of roles, positions and memorable encounters, all remembered through rose tinted glasses…? Not really, it is a measure of ESB careers, how departures record the interactions, connections and friendships made over the years. That is the case for Una Kernan, and despite it being 40 years, she is departing early to enjoy her life, travel, family and the company of friends.
    Una’s career in ESB started in 1981, in Dublin South District, later to become Dublin Region, Leopardstown Road. For over 12 years, she worked in many roles across the District / Region, giving her a great oversight of the business that always served her well. Colleagues in Payroll attest that there were never any discrepancies in Pay Packets, and if someone thought otherwise, she helped them understand their mistakes! Una’s abiding memories of Leopardstown were the fantastic social life…!!
    In 1993, she moved to Fleet Street working in the Consumers / Database area and from there she was appointed to manage the Dublin Contact Centre. While there she oversaw the move from Fleet Street to Finglas and involved with setting up the Wilton Contact Centre, later to become the National Customer Contact Centre, establishing a wide network of close contacts and understanding of ESB Networks activities right across the country. Recruitment for Wilton involved progressive and innovative thinking and she brought great drive to this campaign, with her laptop in constant use preparing documents for the volumes of applicants. Una saw the benefit of introducing screening assessment of candidates, a standard feature for HR recruitment since. The Wilton team worked right through to Christmas week for a January start-up of the Contact Centre, and partied well, sharing birthday celebrations with her friends at the Maryborough Hotel! From spending so long working in Cork, she developed a love of the Real Capital!! (and why wouldn’t she?)
    With her strengths in people and organisation capability, Una moved to Human Resources Team in 2000, spending a short while in Customer Supply before Recruitment and Selection in Shared Services where she “travelled the country, interviewing and meeting many wonderful people doing good work in all parts of (One) ESB”. She dealt with a wide range of HR activities including developing competency behaviours for the Competency Framework; she was part of the design and roll out of the ESB Business Strategy in 2012 and assisted with Communications Plans and improving the Core Brief process and Staff Surveys. Una had a major involvement in the Management Development Training Programme, introducing Performance & Development for ESB Networks and was part of the Project Team to bring about transition to One HR. Quoting John O’Gorman, former HR Manager “Una is a highly competent and dedicated HR professional who brought energy and innovation to all the roles she undertook in the HR community, both in ESB Networks and across ESB Group. Her breath of experience and her willingness to get involved and lead the way in improving how business was done, is well known and appreciated by all who had the privilege of working with her.”
    Following Storm Darwin in 2014, Una led the team that created an additional Emergency Response Contact Centre in Leixlip to handle the unprecedented volume of calls during and after the storm. From a standing start, this critical unit was mobilised to cater for the worst storm in Ireland in 25 years. ESB Networks was well complimented for its public relations and customer interactions during Storm Darwin and subsequent storms, with this facility vital to storm management plans.
    Una joined the OneSource project in 2015, and as throughout her career in ESB, Una advocated and demonstrated safe, professional, and value-added working. She especially enjoyed her time on OneSource where she helped her ESB Networks colleagues to undertake their work safely. Una’s “can do” attitude, along with her ability to understand the point of view of others, her personable style of communications, and her upbeat manner was key to the success of the OneSource project. Una saw this as an opportunity to give something back to her colleagues and ESB, and embraced the new direction. Gerry Mooney, former Safety Transformation Manager, comments “ Una was instrumental in the Safety Change Programme. She has left an enduring legacy in One Source. I have no doubt her work in designing and championing the framework for procedure compliance has protected and will continue to protect the safety of our colleagues for a long time to come”
    When the Lean Connections project was set up in 2019 to improve delivery of Major Projects, Una joined the team as Change Manager. While the focus of the programme is to improve technical process, Una was clear from the outset that to introduce the cultural change needed to the benefit of ESB Networks, customers and staff, through applying a Lean approach meant, as she described, “winning the hearts and minds of the people involved”. This has been critical to the success of the programme as she recognised the need to help people cope with the pressures of increasing workload to satisfy customers demands. Again, Una saw this as giving back to her colleagues, ESB Networks and for customers, and once more contributing to another significant change within ESB Networks. “Una is a loyal and committed lifelong member of the ESB family. She is an exemplar of being caring, trusted, courageous and driven. She is an active promotor, leader and change agent for the betterment of ESB. Her exceptional people skills and unique culture change skillset will be sorely missed. On behalf of the current and all past Networks Senior Teams, I wish Una and John the very best.” Brian Brady, Networks Programme Manager.
    In the midst of a busy career Una found time to further deepen her knowledge by pursuing a degree in Human Resources and also undertaking a role as a business coach. Her innovation came through once more during the Covid pandemic, embracing the virtual working environment and investigating the use of online facilities long before anyone thought of that being Smart! Over her career in ESB, Una has been highly professional and well respected across both ESB Networks and the ESB group. She has an outstanding ability to work with people across all of ESB to improve the way we do our business and the results she has achieved throughout her career and the many friendships she has made along the way are a real credit to her.
    Una has had many careers in one, and in her own words “has had wonderful opportunities, met so many fantastic people and had a lot of fun”. She has decided it is now time to move on, and making up for the confinement of the last year or so, she plans to travel, a lot! There is a whole world to explore and of course her beloved France, which she likes almost as much as Cork! She wants to pursue her love of learning, including languages, music, walking, running, cooking, fine dining and maybe a glass or two of wine. She might do some writing, maybe a little bit of work, but definitely spend a lot more time with family and friends.
    Una finishes up on the 2nd August and has decided to depart quietly, but it would not be right that she goes without proper acknowledgement. She will be missed and we wish her the very best as she begins this new and exciting chapter in life, where she is sure to bring huge energy and innovation to her plans for the future, no matter what she decides to do. Gearóid Quinn, Lean Connections Manager

    Farewell & Thanks from Eddie Nally /
    I retire officially from ESB today (July 9th). I would like to thank everyone who took the time over the last number of weeks to send me good wishes by email, sms and whatsapp as well as phone calls – they are all very much appreciated. Thank you to ESB for a great life of challenges and opportunities over the last 42 years. To all the teams and management I worked with from the peat stations in the 1980’s, distribution in Dundalk in the 90’s and Shared Services/Business services in the 2000’s, it was a pleasure working with you all. Most recently to my colleagues in the Networks Training Centre, Portlaoise and those on the Leap project in 2020, it was a privilege being associated with you. To all the services in ESB i.e. MPF, Credit Uion, ESU, EAP Services, Staff Insurance, Sports & Social Clubs and the ESB GAA Club, my sincere thanks for your support and care over the years. I don’t know where the time has gone but it was a fantastic journey. I wish you all good health and success in the future and to be safe always. Slán. Eddie Nally

    Farewell & Thanks from Siobhan Tinkler / Patricia Nolan
    I would like to sincerely thank the Learning & Development Delivery Team for arranging my farewell MS Teams call last Friday. I also want to thank everyone for being there and for their kind words and lovely messages on the chat and in the call. It was a m morable send off which made me feel very special indeed. I would also like to thank everyone who emailed, called or sent me good wishes by text in the run up to my Retirement. I very much appreciate it all. I have enjoyed the 42 years I worked in ESB and am grateful for all the lessons learned, friendships formed and for the courtesy and support that was always extended to me and my family. I wish you all the very best in the future and am grateful and proud to have been part of ESB for all this time. I am looking forward to my next adventure and to ‘finding my slow’. Thank you all. Until we meet again. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh. Siobhán Tinkler

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    Thanks from Donal Lordan /
    On behalf of my family and myself, I’d like to say thank you for all your kind thoughts, words and prayers following the recent passing of my father, Dan Lordan. To those who travelled, made contact, sent flowers, left condolences and sent mass cards it was greatly appreciated at what was a difficult and sad time for us. Regards, Donal Lordan

    Thanks from Rob Sutton /
    Following the recent passing of my Dad, Francis I would just like to say Thank You on behalf of myself and my family to all those who got in contact. The messages of condolence, cards and presence in the Church Yard of those who travelled were greatly appreciated at such a sad and difficult time for our family. Kind Regards, Rob Sutton.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 08/07/2021 14:24:20

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    Thursday 8th July 2021 14:24

    Farewell & Thanks

    Martin Smith is retiring /
    After almost 25 years of service in ESB, our friend and colleague Martin Smith’s last day in the office is Friday, July 9th. Martin joined the ESB in 1997 and was initially based out of Head Office working on Telecoms projects. Martin was involved in the installation of a wide a range of telecoms infrastructure across the country including the fit out of copper/fibre cabling to many of the ESB office locations. Following this Martin moved into Telecom Operations East and went on to be based in North Branch, Finglas. For many years Martin responded to telecoms faults/issues that staff reported and as such became the face of Networks Telecoms to many people in locations such as Poolbeg, Dundalk, Swift Square and The Oval. As a result of his role and his attentive, unassuming manner, Martin made many good and long standing friendships across ESB. Martin’s retirement plans include spending more time with his wife Bernie, daughters Leila and Kiera and spoiling his doting granddaughter, Saoirse. Aswell as this Martin will now have more time to support his beloved Bermingham FC and will hopefully fit in a trip or two to Tenerife when things settle down.
    We wish Martin and his family good health and happiness long into the future. Due the current circumstances, Martin has had to postpone his retirement celebrations but we look forward to celebrating with Martin at a later date.

    Retirement of Tony of O’Connell, Site Acquisition EO, Wilton /
    After almost 41 years in ESB, Tony has decided to hand back his Trimble surveying device and retire.
    Tony joined ESB as a trainee linesman in September 1980, working in Kilahora, Dunmanway and Albert Road in Cork city. In 1984 he joined the City Group in Cork city, working as a linesman until 1995 when he transferred to the records office as an Engineering Officer. From there, he took over the site acquisition and forestry compensation roles where he became a trusted source of knowledge and guidance for southern staff in relation to these matters. In addition, Tony worked with IT security and IT purchasing, and also with the production of safety briefings and the safety website during his tenure with ESB. Tony will officially retire on the 30th of July and then move on to fulfilling his passion for travel which has been temporarily interrupted by COVID, by taking his camper-van to Europe this autumn.
    Due to the current restrictions, Tony has postponed an event marking his retirement until later.
    On behalf of the staff in CD South Technical Services and ESBN, I’d like to wish Tony, his wife Janet, and his family a happy and healthy retirement for many years to come. From; John O’Shea, TSM South

    Thank you from Mary Moyles on her recent retirement /
    On behalf of Aidan, myself and our family I would like to say a sincere thank you to all my colleagues and friends within the ESB across the country for the many cards, emails, phone calls and messages of goodwill on my retirement.
    I enjoyed my time and worked with many wonderful people past and present. I wish you all the very best both inside and outside of work, stay safe and keep well. Mary.

    RIP

    Thank you from Vincent Murphy / Vincent Murphy
    On behalf of my family and myself, I wish to thank you all for your kind thoughts and words at the time of my mother’s, Nancy Murphy, recent passing. To those who travelled, made contact, sent flowers, left condolences and sent Mass cards it was greatly appreciated at what was a difficult and sad time for us. Sincerely, Vincent Murphy

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    Thanks from Paula Foyle, Networks Procurement /
    On behalf of myself and my family I wish to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy on the recent passing of my mother Carmel Ruane, especially those who attended the Church, also those who called, emailed and sent Mass Cards.

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