- Latest Hub News @ : 08/04/2020 14:20:58
Wednesday 8th April 2020 14:20
Death of Bert Reilly(brother of Sean NT Cavan)/
It is with deep regret that I inform you on the death of Bert Reilly brother of Sean NT Cavan. Our thoughts are with Sean and his family at this time.
The death has occurred of Bartholomew (Bert) Reilly
Liscarne Court, Clondalkin, Dublin / Ballyjamesduff, Cavan
Bartholomew (Bert) Reilly, 10 Liscarne Court, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin & formerly Claudia, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, suddenly at his home. Predeceased by his son Paul. Beloved husband of Ann & devoted father of Lisa, Elaine, Micheal, Gary & Matthew. Sadly missed by his loving family, sisters Rosie & Marion, brother Sean, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, his adored grandchildren & great-grandchildren, especially Leanne, his nephews & nieces, all his relations & many friends.
May he Rest In Peace
Due to government & HSE advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place for immediate family only. Those who would like to do so are asked to post their messages to the family in the condolences section below. A memorial mass to celebrate Bert’s life will take place at a later date.Continue reading →
Date Published: Monday 6th April 2020
Date of Death: Sunday 5th April 2020
- Latest Hub News @ : 07/04/2020 14:20:33
Tuesday 7th April 2020 14:20
Death of Joe Carroll, retired – ESB Networks Finglas /Continue reading →
The death has occurred of Joe Carroll ex ESB Networks, Finglas.
Carroll, Joseph (Joe) – 5th April 2020 (Late of ESB and Jamestown Avenue, Inchicore, Dublin 8) peacefully, in Tara Winthrop Private Clinic, Swords, surrounded by the wonderful and caring staff. Predeceased by his loving mam May, dad Joseph and brother Michael. Sadly missed by his siblings Rosaleen, Lily, May and Peggy, brother-in-law John, sister-in-law Pam, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace
In line with Government/HSE advice and to ensure the safety of all Joe’s relatives and friends, a small private funeral will be held. His family would ask that over the coming days everyone who knew Joe would take some time to light a candle or say a prayer. We will have a celebration of Joe’s life with family and friends in due course. Feel free to leave your messages of support in the online condolence book below. All enquiries to Massey Bros.,Funerals, 113 Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8, 01- 4533333
- Latest Hub News @ : 03/04/2020 14:21:29
Friday 3rd April 2020 14:21
ESB Archives Call out to our computer veterans! /
Did you know 2020 marks 50 years since the first computer arrived in ESB? It was the first IBM computer in Ireland – an IBM 650. This pioneering event reminds us of ESB’s long-standing commitment to innovation in serving our customers.
To mark this technological milestone in our history, ESB Archives is collaborating with Tech Archives Ireland https://techarchives.irish/ to tell the story of how the first computers in ESB transformed working life.
We would love to hear from retired staff who worked on the IBM 650 system in the early 1960s. If you know a retired staff member who worked in this area and would be interested in sharing their memories in a chat over the phone, please email mailto:email@example.com for more information about arranging a call back.
We are also keen to speak to speak to staff who worked in large computer installations both commercial and engineering, during the 1970s and 1980s, especially those who had hands-on experience in mainframe operations or applications development. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear your stories. Please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Gerry Lawler, Asset Management Services, EMP, is retiring / After 38 years service in the ESB, Gerry Lawler is retiring.
Although not formally retiring until May 15th, today marks his last working day with the Asset Management Services team.
Since Gerry started with the ESB in 1982 he has carried out a number of roles in the organisation from ESB Networks and ESB International, to his current role as Manager of the Cables & Overhead Lines Team in AMS, Engineering & Major Projects.
During that time Gerry has made a significant contribution to the organisation, not only due to his undoubted technical expertise but also from his ability to develop & sustain strong relationships with all whom he encountered in the course of his work.
All his colleagues and friends in the ESB and the AMS team wish Gerry all the very best in his retirement which will no doubt involve supporting Leinster Rugby and enjoying his passion of hill walking.
Given the current circumstances, it is not possible to mark Gerrys retirement in the appropriate manner, however this will be organised at a later date.
Pat O’Hanlon is leaving ESB today/Continue reading →
As many of you will be aware Pat O’Hanlon is retiring. While Pat’s official retirement date is the end of May, he has chosen to take leave which means today is sadly (for us) is his last day.
I’m sure you will all agree that Pat will be missed greatly, not just from a work perspective but also from a colleague and, for many of you, a friend perspective too.
Personally speaking, while I have only known Pat for a short time since I came to Dundalk, it is obvious to me that Pat’s expertise and knowledge of the network will be greatly missed. Not to mention the training he has given to the other EOs in the area over the last few years. It also helps when he has great taste in football teams as well 😊
Pat started in ESB in 1980 as a general worker, trainee/chargehand linesman and was also a patroller in his early days where he first started to gain excellent knowledge of the network and I am told his reports were excellent and provided clear direction to crews.
He then spent some time in LV renewal before moving to the records office in Dundalk where he put his patrolling knowledge to good use, mapping LV network to the DFIS system across the Louth, Meath and Dublin areas.
Pat moved into the Design side of the house as a Design EO in Dundalk around 17 years ago where he found his niche. During this time Pat built up a great rapport with local business customers which has made it very easy for anyone to take over his legacy in Dundalk.
Pat loves singing (they call him king of the road), reading books, gardening and spending time with his family and grandchildren and will surely now in retirement be spending more time on these things he loves.
As I said above, Pat will be greatly missed by all of us in Dundalk, so I would like you to join me in wishing Pat well for the future in this new chapter of his life.
Pat, thanks for all the hard work you have done for ESB over your 40 years’ service and best of luck for the future.
- Latest The Hub News @ : 31/03/2020 14:21:16
Tuesday 31st March 2020 14:21
Death of Rosaline Conlon, mother of Keith, Networks Telecoms and formerly ESBT Ltd. /Continue reading →
The death has occurred of Rosaline Conlon mother of our colleague Keith Conlon Networks Telecoms and formerly ESBT Ltd. Rosaline passed away earlier this morning in the loving care of the staff of St. James Hospital.
Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place.
- Latest Hub News @ : 30/03/2020 14:21:29
Monday 30th March 2020 14:21
Bereavement Notice : Elizabeth Lynch/
The Mother of Martin Lynch, Elizabeth ( Betty), passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Silver Grove Nursing Home on Sunday 29th March.Continue reading →
Beloved wife of the late Patrick ( Benny) and dear mother of Martin. May she rest in peace.
Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place. Martin and the family will have a Memorial service for Elizabeth ( Betty) where they will honour her death at a later date.
- Latest The Hub News @ : 25/03/2020 14:21:50
Wednesday 25th March 2020 14:21
Virtual Lunch and Learn on better remote working / Colm Moriarty
We’ve about 20 places remaining for the Digital Accelerator’s Virtual lunch & learn on better remote teamwork (tomorrow, Thursday 25 @ 1pm). Email mailto:email@example.com to register
We’ll be covering;
1. better daily check-ins/stand-ups – tools, preparation & chairing them to keep them tight
2. formats for your team to have structured virtual team meetings including reflective continuous improvement sessions & brainstorming
3. how to host an effective webinar for all-hands/town halls/large presentation with audience participation
We’ll also touch on some great tips & tricks like digital signatures for approvals etc
Last week’s Digital Accelerator webinar had +100 participants & lots of questions, we are close to that level again so grab your slot.
Death of Mary Holmes, mother of Tom, Lee Stations / Frank Barry
It is with sadness and regret that I inform you of the death of Mary Holmes mother of our colleague and friend Tom Holmes (ESB Lee Stations) on March 24th 2020.
The funeral will take place privately. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Night Nurses Daffodil Day. May She Rest In Peace
Health, Safety & Wellbeing
ZEVO Health are showing webinars to support our H&W during this difficult time / Health & WellbeingContinue reading →
Our health & wellbeing service providers, ZEVO Health are putting together timely webinars to support our health & wellbeing during this difficult time.
You can access a live recorded webinar “How to speak to children about Covid 19” You can access yesterdays “How to speak to children about Covid 19” HERE Simply enter your name and e-mail address.
- Latest Hub News @ : 24/03/2020 14:21:12
Tuesday 24th March 2020 14:21
Death of Philomena O’Neill (Nee Daly), mother of Shane O’Neill EO Kilkenny /
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Philomena O’Neill (Nee Daly)
Mother of our friend and colleague Shane O’Neill EO Kilkenny.
Resided with her daughter in Capard Rosenallis Co. Laois formerly of The Green Mountmellick Co. Laois
Philomena passed away Monday 23rd March 2020.
May She rest in peace.
Due to Covid 19 and in keeping with government advice a private family only funeral will take place.Continue reading →
A memorial service to celebrate Philomena life will be held at a later date.
- Latest Hub News @ : 23/03/2020 14:21:31
Monday 23rd March 2020 14:21
Death Notice Johnny Griffin retired staff Limerick/ Seamus Devine
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of our former colleague and friend Johnny Griffn.
A private Funeral is taking place, there will be a Memorial Mass and celebration of Johnny’s life at a future date.
May he rest in peace.
Death of Joe Ryan Father of Eileen Glynn Database ESB Networks Portlaoise/ Mary Dunne
It is with deep regret I advise the Death of Joe Ryan RIP Father of our Friend and Colleague Eileen Glynn Database ESB Networks Portlaoise
Peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Eillen, and dearly loved father to Martin, Eileen, Catherine, Caroline and Siobhan. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Donnacha, sons-in-law John McCourt and Kenneth Glynn, daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren Karen, Shauna, James, Hollyrose, Stephen and David, great-grandchildren Kian and Mia, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.Rest in Peace
A family requiem Mass at 12 noon on Tuesday, followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Covid-19 protocol will be observed. House strictly private. Memorial mass will take place at a later date.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Eileen and her family at this very difficult time
Retirement of Anthony O’Donovan/Continue reading →
After nearly of 40 years of service our friend and colleague, Anthony O’Donovan, has decided to retire from the ESB. Anthony has worked in many areas throughout his career in the ESB. He joined as a professional engineer and worked in the Distribution & Planning Department, subsequently moving into the IT area. Anthony has supported his team with various assignments and will be remembered for his professional caring and discrete manner. Anthony’s last day at work will be on the 27th of March 2020.
We are really sorry that due to the unprecedented circumstances Anthony’s leaving party has been postponed to a later date.
Anthony wishes to convey his farewells to colleagues and friends from the various work areas and particularly, those tending to be more in the memory zone now (Cheerio..).
- Latest The Hub News @ : 20/03/2020 14:21:47
Friday 20th March 2020 14:21
Death of Thomas Abernethy, father of Riona /Continue reading →
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Thomas Abernethy, father of our friend and colleague Riona Abernethy, Thomas passed away on 19th March 2020 May he rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Riona and her family at this time.
Due to Covid 19 and in keeping with government advice a private family only funeral will take place. A memorial service to celebrate Thomas life will be held at a later date.
- Latest The Hub News @ : 19/03/2020 14:21:42
Thursday 19th March 2020 14:21
For the attention of contributing members of the DB Pension Scheme / ESB Pensions
NOTICE OF FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS FOR: TRUSTEE OF ESB DB SUPERANNUATION FUND & ESB DB SUPERANNUATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Contributing Members of the DB Pension Scheme will shortly receive formal notification of both elections. If you do not receive this notice by 1st April 2020 please contact ESB Pensions by e-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 01 7026156 or 01 7026879.
Nomination Papers may be requested from:
James O’Loughlin, Returning Officer, ESB Pensions, Gateway 2, East Wall Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 7026156 or 01 7026879 or Email: mailto:email@example.com
Completed nomination forms must be received by Returning Officer no later than 3pm, Wednesday 15th April 2020
Make sure your People Directory info is correct, it’s even more important now than ever /
Please visit your profile in People Directory and ensure you have the following fields correctly populated;
• your mobile (if you have a work one or happy to add your personal one) in the format of +35387xxxxxxx or whatever country code it uses – you can do this yourself • your manager field is populated, and correct! You can do this yourself
• your location is populated with your main base location (where you normally attend), again you can do this yourself
• your Business Unit, Staff No & Employee Type- while you can’t edit these fields it’s vital that you flag any issues relating to them, please email the hub mailbox with issues relating to these fields only. The information in these fields are managed in Active Directory and if changes are required they need to be made there. Click on your image/name on the top right of any Hub Page to check your profile.
Death of Rose McDonnell, mother of our former colleague Kathleen / Seamus Reilly
The death has occurred of Rose McDonnell (née Naughton) Curry, Brideswell, Athlone, Roscommon ·
Rose Mc Donnell (nee Naughton), Curry, Brideswell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon (Formerly of Ballyreevagh, Dysart) Monday 16th March 2020, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Edward, son Eamon, brothers Hughie and William, sisters Mary O Rourke and Margaret Mc Dermott. Sadly missed by her daughters Marion Mulvey (Ballydangan), Kathleen (Athlone), Dympna Brady (Dublin) and son Andy (Curry); daughters-in-law Bernie and Eileen, sons-in-law John and Owen, nine grandchildren, great-grandchildren Conor, Rory and Aoibh, nephews, nieces, and her many kind neighbours and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Mass of the Resurrection on Thursday 19th March 2020 at 11 o’clock in St. Brigid’s Church, Curraghboy. Burial afterwards in Cam Cemetery.
Please note that in an effort to follow best practice in line with H.S.E guidelines for Covid-19 and with the support and agreement of Rose’s family, we encourage no handshaking or use of a condolence book. We suggest using the online condolences page below as an option to offer your sympathies. Please be advised that indoor gatherings of more than 100 is not permitted and feel free to attend the cemetery.
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Kathleen & all her Family at this sad time. Thank you for your consideration and co-operation.
Health, Safety & Wellbeing
POWR launches new blogs, first one titled Wellbeing, Coping with Big Change / Jennifer Grogan
With so much change going on, and with so much for people to contend with at the moment, our online wellbeing tool POWR have posted the first of their 6 blogs, titled: Wellbeing, Coping with Big Change. Each blog will be aimed at helping us both understand and cope with psychological change – as well as providing a wide range of articles, talks and practical tips to support our health & wellbeing. You will find this blog on the articles section, at the bottom of your https://esb.powrlife.com/. homepage. First time users of POWR must register using your staff number and an email address (this takes 1 minute). Click on the “Register Now” button.
If you forgot your password – click on “Lost Password” button. If you can’t remember what email address you used to register with POWR, or are having difficulty accessing the tool – just drop me an email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or access the POWR information page on the HUB. You can access POWR on any IT device – once you have an internet connection. You do not have to be logged into your ESB work account to access POWR. 2,000 ESB colleagues have already registered on POWR – our confidential external wellbeing resource.
Sports & Social
Fishing Outing is cancelled due to Covid-19 / John Higgins or Karl McGeeContinue reading →
The committee have considered the worsening situation of the virus and the risks to our members in going ahead with the outing.
The best way to mitigate the risk is to postpone the outing, and as a committee, we have decided that for safety reasons, the Ardaire outing WILL NOT go ahead as planned.
Hopefully we will be able to reschedule for a later time. All remaining outings will be reviewed by the committee in light of government and HSE recommendations.