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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 13/06/2024

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    Thursday 13th June 2024

    Farewell & Thanks

    After 42 years of service Bridie Kieran, Facilities Management has decided to retire. Bridie started her career in the Head office Restaurant where she worked in the main restaurant and for a time managed the Trolley Service. Her next move was to HO Switchboard where she directed and assisted our many Customers and Business callers with their calls and queries. In 2004 Bridie took over the role of Head Office Facilities Management Help Desk before her final move to Stationery Stores where she became the main contact point for all stationery requests. Bridie has been a valued member of the Facilities Management team and will be missed by all her friends and colleagues.

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    After 28 years’ service Antoinette Lacey has decided to embark on a well-deserved retirement on 20th June 2024. Antoinette has been an invaluable member of the Northeast Business Support team and contributed immensely to the overall team through her hard work, expertise, and unwavering commitment. Antoinette has always been a champion for fair treatment and workers’ rights, playing a vital role in Union activities. She consistently advocated for the best interest of all employees. Antoinette has been a mentor to new staff and has shown dedication and passion for her job. She will be greatly missed by all. We would like to wish her all the best in her retirement.
    If you would like to contribute to her collection you can contact Anne Boon, Maria Conroy, Paul Brogan or Catriona McCann

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    The death has occurred of Lionel Edward McCarthy. Lionel would be well known to ESB employees both from his time working in ESB Procurement and his more recent work with Greenville Procurement Partners.
    Funeral details are: https://rip.ie/death-notice/lionel-edward-mccarthy-dublin-stillorgan-559084 Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
    Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam

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    Sadly, Michael McLaughlin, father of Shaun Mc Laughlin, NT, Letterkenny has passed away. Our thoughts are with Shaun and all his family at this sad time.
    Funeral Arrangements on RIP.IE and also here https://rip.ie/death-notice/michael-mclaughlin-donegal-malin-head-559206

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 11/06/2024

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    Tuesday 11th June 2024

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    To celebrate Global Wind Day, four ESB wind farms will open to the public for tours on Friday 14th June.
    Visit us to feel the power of wind energy by getting a close-up view of a working wind turbine. ESB invites you to explore the very wind turbines that are powering your home with clean, green, renewable energy For more information please visit:
    https://campaigns.windenergyireland.com/get-out-in-the-wind?utm_campaign=2024_Get_Out_in_the_Wind_Campaign&utm_source=Members
    For all enquiries and information, please contact David Young (Stakeholder Relations). Email: david.young@esb.ie
    087 7370344

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    Deepest sympathies to our colleague Rhonda (ESB Networks Procurement) and her family on the sad passing of her dad, Thomas Stringer. May Thomas rest in peace.
    https://rip.ie/death-notice/thomas-stringer-dublin-marino-558627

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    On behalf of myself and the Coomey family, I wish to offer my sincere thanks to all in ESB, who travelled from near & far to attend the funeral, offered condolences and provided comfort with lovely calls and messages, following the sad passing of our Mother Teresa. Your kindness will always be remembered.
    Michael Coomey

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 07/06/2024

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    Friday 7th June 2024

    Farewell & Thanks

    Hi Folks,
    Many thanks for all the good wishes and gifts I received over the last few weeks. Thank you for the very enjoyable send off on Friday night, it was great to meet up and chat with everyone. Keep well and very best wishes for the future.
    Kind Regards,
    Bob & family
    Ps (stay in touch)

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    After 43 years’ service Eoin McAuley has decided to embark on a well-deserved retirement on 18th June 2024. Eoin’s originally spent time in the Marketing Department (later known as Customer Supply and subsequently Electric Ireland) and then 37 years in our IT Department. Eoin has worked on several projects over the years including introducing PCs, Apps on DEC terminals, Y2K, Material Management systems, first web-based systems in ESB (Jscript), WebSphere support, upgrading and supporting meter reading systems (MV-90, MV-RS, Temetra) to name a few. In recent years Eoin’ contributed immensely to the overall Business Systems team through hard work, expertise, and unwavering commitment. He consistently advocated for the best practices and supported his colleagues by being a great mentor to both new and existing staff. He’ll be greatly missed by all in ITD, Enterprise Services and our customers in ESB networks. We would like to wish him and his family all the best in his retirement.
    For those who wish to join Eoin and celebrate his time in ESB and wish him well for the future. Eoin will be having some food and refreshments in Dublin city centre on Thursday 13th June from 17:30. Can you please let Eoin know via e-mail (eoin.mcauley@esb.ie) that you are attending( as he want to confirm numbers with the venue)

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    I just want to say thank you to all the people that contacted me to offer their support over the past six weeks, with the sudden passing of my mother, Margaret.
    The amount of messages, phones calls and the number of people that came to the house and to the funeral was incredible and it offered huge comfort to me and my family, during a very difficult time. We are truly grateful and we will remember it always.
    Thank you again.
    Keith Moore

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 04/06/2024

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    Tuesday 4th June 2024

    Farewell & Thanks

    Eric Keegan, Delivery Support Supervisor, Business Support, ESB Networks is retiring after 45 years of dedicated service.
    Eric began his long and successful career in 1979 working in Payroll, Consumer Unit and Stores in the old Athlone District. In 1988 he transferred to ESB Retail Athlone and continued to work there as Shop Controller until Retail closed in 2005. Eric then transferred to ESB Networks and has worked in a number of areas including, Customer & Business Performance, CPG Safety, and HV Production Support before taking up the position of Delivery Support Supervisor in Business Support in 2022. His unrivalled knowledge of all thing’s Project & Asset Accounting or reporting on Key Performance Indicators are widely acknowledged across the company, a knowledge he has always been generous in sharing with others. Be it a Capital Approval that needed to be uplifted, a work centre that needed changing, a Project Change Request that needed completing or a progress report on any aspect of a work programme no problem was ever too big or too small and was always managed in a calm, professional manner with a touch of Roscommon humour added.
    Eric’s last working day is Monday 24th June, and he will then be on some well-earned leave until his retirement on Monday 31st October.
    Eric has made a significant contribution to ESB and will be hugely missed by his many friends throughout ESB Networks. On behalf of everyone we wish Eric and his Family a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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    Michael Fox ESB Galway will retire after 44 years’ service on this Friday 7th June.
    Michael would like to invite all his friends and colleagues to the Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Oranmore, Co Galway on Friday from 8.00pm for celebratory drinks and chat. All are welcome.

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    It is with regret and sadness we bring you the news that Pat Murphy retired from ESBI Eastgate Cork (father of Ronan Murphy, ex-ESB) passed away on 31st May. Rest peacefully Pat.
    Pat’s funeral took place this morning, Tuesday 4th. Condolence messages can be left on the RIP link: https://rip.ie/death-notice/padraig-pat-murphy-cork-ballinlough-558083

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    Condolences to our colleague Ronan Sheehy (ESB Trading) and family on the passing of his father Sean Óg Sheehy of Liosdara, Tralee, Co. Kerry, who died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on 31st May 2024. May he rest in peace.
    https://rip.ie/death-notice/sean-og-sheehy-kerry-tralee-558018

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 17/05/2024

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    After 44 years of unbroken service Michael Fox, ESB Galway has decided to retire from the ESB at the end of May 2024. Michael started his career in Galway group and then transferred to Galway Area for a few years and then returned to the Galway group to work on the construction of the 400kV line from Moneypoint in County Clare to Woodlands in County Meath. After a few years as a linesman, he was part of the first Live Line crew that was created in the company to enable work on the lines without any switch out required. He then transferred to a role as Engineering Officer based in the Galway office and spent several years in that role before being seconded to the new ESB/Vodafone joint venture called SIRO. He spent a few years in that role before joining the Smart Metering group with whom he has spent the last few years as one of the valued members of that team. Best wishes to Mike for his next adventure.

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    It is with great sadness that I advise of the death of Anthony Bowen, Ballinlough, Cork, father of our colleague Conor Bowen, ESB Networks, Fleet and Equipment, Wilton.
    Our thoughts are with Conor and his family at this sad time. May Anthony rest in peace.
    Death Notice: Reposing at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road on Thursday 16th May from 2pm to 3pm. Requiem Mass at 2pm on Friday 17th May in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium, Rocky Island, Ringaskiddy. https://rip.ie/death-notice/anthony-bowen-cork-ballinlough-556459

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    It was with great shock & sadness that we learned of the death of our dear friend and colleague Paddy Koppenhoffer Storeman TOD (Inchicore) on Wednesday 15th May Our thoughts & prayers are with Paddy’s wife Marie and his two daughters at this difficult time Once funeral arrangements have been finalised we will update accordingly May Paddy’s gentle soul rest in peace

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 17/05/2024

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    Friday 17th May 2024

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    After 44 years of unbroken service Michael Fox, ESB Galway has decided to retire from the ESB at the end of May 2024. Michael started his career in Galway group and then transferred to Galway Area for a few years and then returned to the Galway group to work on the construction of the 400kV line from Moneypoint in County Clare to Woodlands in County Meath. After a few years as a linesman, he was part of the first Live Line crew that was created in the company to enable work on the lines without any switch out required. He then transferred to a role as Engineering Officer based in the Galway office and spent several years in that role before being seconded to the new ESB/Vodafone joint venture called SIRO. He spent a few years in that role before joining the Smart Metering group with whom he has spent the last few years as one of the valued members of that team. Best wishes to Mike for his next adventure.

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    It is with great sadness that I advise of the death of Anthony Bowen, Ballinlough, Cork, father of our colleague Conor Bowen, ESB Networks, Fleet and Equipment, Wilton.
    Our thoughts are with Conor and his family at this sad time. May Anthony rest in peace.
    Death Notice: Reposing at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road on Thursday 16th May from 2pm to 3pm. Requiem Mass at 2pm on Friday 17th May in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium, Rocky Island, Ringaskiddy. https://rip.ie/death-notice/anthony-bowen-cork-ballinlough-556459

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    It was with great shock & sadness that we learned of the death of our dear friend and colleague Paddy Koppenhoffer Storeman TOD (Inchicore) on Wednesday 15th May
    Our thoughts & prayers are with Paddy’s wife Marie and his two daughters at this difficult time Once funeral arrangements have been finalised we will update accordingly May Paddy’s gentle soul rest in peace

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 13/05/2024

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    Monday 13th May 2024

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    It is with deep sadness that I update you on the death of Tom Murray, beloved Father of our colleague and friend Conor Murray, ESB Networks. Tom spent his career in ESB and retired 27 years ago as Dublin Regional Manager. We are thinking of Conor and all the Murray family at this very sad time.
    Details of funeral arrangements are available on RIP.ie: https://rip.ie/death-notice/thomas-murray-dublin-556034
    Reposing at his residence on Tuesday evening (14th May) from 5pm to 7pm. Removal on Wednesday (15th May) morning to the Church of St. Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud arriving for Funeral Mass at 10am followed by burial at Shanganagh Cemetery

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    It is with deep sadness that I update you on the death of Ethel McDonnell. In celebration of Ethel’s life, friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects at Michael Doyle Funeral Home, Finglas Village, on Monday, the 13th of May, from 3pm to 5pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at Saint Oliver Plunkett’s Church, Rivermount, Finglas South, commencing at 10 o’clock, followed by burial at Dardistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please donations if desired to Irish Heart Foundation.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 08/05/2024

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    Wednesday 8th May 2024

    Farewell & Thanks

    Oliver Hughes Retirement – 10th May 2024
    Hi Folks,
    After 43 years of dedicated service, Ollie has decided to put away his climbers. Ollie joined the ESB in 1981 as a general worker and was on the poling crew in Bray. Soon after he took up the mantle of trainee linesman, and so it was linework where he plied his trade for the next 20 years.
    In 2001 Ollie commenced an Adult Apprenticeship which broadened even more of his work, especially as an on-call Operator. Even so, Ollie remained in the overhead network section right up to the transition from Bray to Leopardstown in 2007.
    Ollie was heavily involved in Safety and Training from the early ninety’s right up to his retirement. From Dupont style auditing, through many different phases of the JSSP and the implementation of the climbsafe programme, Ollie was involved in all of these. More recently prep n shroud and EPZ training took up a lot of his time when he wasn’t attending either the local or national Safety Committee meetings, where he held several roles.
    Ollie says that he has made a lot of very good friends past and present during his time in the ESB, but he now looks forward to visiting some of the few places he hasn’t been with his wife Fiona and family.
    Ollie intends to have a farewell drink in Bray on the evening of the 21st of June and would love to see as many of his friends and work colleagues there as possible to share some of the stories gleaned over the years. Details of the get together will be issued in June as a reminder.

    Farewell & Thanks

    Michael Twomey
    Hello everyone,
    On the 7th May 2024 I retired from ESB Networks.
    I started out my journey in ESB on the 7th May 1979 in Cobh area and from there it went on, but more of that at another time..
    I have had great times and made some good friends throughout my time working in ESB, but the next chapter needs to be started so it’s time to move on.
    I will be having a bit of a get together on Friday 10th May, please get in touch for more details. Regards,
    Liam.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 07/05/2024

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    Tuesday 7th May 2024 14:26

    RIP

    It is with deep regret and sadness that I advise of the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague, Joseph O’ Riordan who passed away on Saturday the 4th May after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends at this sad time. Funeral details are available here:
    https://rip.ie/death-notice/joe-oriordan-cork-midleton-555412

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 28/03/2024

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    Thursday 28th March 2024

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    It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Mary Mc Lean mother of our colleague Alan.
    Reposing at O’Donoghue’s Funeral Home on Friday, 29th March, from 5pm to 7pm. Mary’s Funeral Service is on Saturday, 30th March, at 11am, in S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. May Mary Rest in Peace

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