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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 14/05/2021 14:23:40

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    Friday 14th May 2021 14:23

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    Michael Joe Barrett is retiring / John Scully
    After 40 dedicated years’ service Michael Joe Barrett has decided to announce his retirement. Michael Barrett began his ESB Career on 30th March 1981 in Ballina working under his Supervisor Mick Devine.
    Shortly after, Michael attended Portlaoise training school where he completed his Linesman training. Michael worked in Ballina as a Linesman for a number of years before returning to his native Belmullet where he took up the position of Area NT under his Supervisor Paddy Leach.
    Michael has remained in Belmullet as an Area NT giving faithful service to the ESB and the people of Erris up to this present day. Belmullet is situated at the tip of the Erris Peninsula in North County Mayo an hour from the local depot of Ballina, ESB serves 2600 customers on the Peninsula, everyone one of which i have no doubt Michael served faithfully during his 40-year Career. Michael was an ambassador for ESBN in Erris and was the go-to man for all things ESB related on the peninsula. I must also mention and thank Michael’s Wife Patricia who, worked tirelessly behind the scenes over the years answering calls and conveying them to Michael. At times the Barrett hous was like an ESB call centre. Whenever a no-supply call for Erris came in, invariably, Michael would know about it, have assessed the fault, and reported back to Ballina if it was manageable or if help was required.
    Whenever I rang Michael with a fault call in Erris, he rarely required the MPRN, usually the householders name was sufficient. When a Ballina repair crew was heading for an Erris fault, Michaels pre assessments would ensure that the crew were fully prepared for what was facing them upon arrival.
    Michael has been such a huge part of the Ballina Area team over the years, we all enjoyed his great witty sense of humour and will be missed by us all. Michael is a great community man, heavily involved throughout the years in his local GAA, the Erris Agricultural Show and a loyal supporter of Mayo’s ongoing quest for Sam. Retirement will I’m sure give Michael more time to spend on these interests and his beloved Connemara Ponies. On Behalf of ESB and all your friends in Ballina, I would like to wish Michael and Patricia a Happy and Healthy retirement and thank you for your dedicated service to ESB and the Erris Community over the past 40 years.

    A message from Pat O’Shea, EO on his retirement /
    Hi All, as I leave the Company today after nearly 42 years’ service I would just like to extend a Big Thank You to all the friends and colleagues I have worked with since I started as a General Workman in Newbridge Yard all those years ago. The only advice I can give you is remember your Health is your Wealth. So Keep out there. All The Best. Pat.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 13/05/2021 14:34:24

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    Thursday 13th May 2021 14:34

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    Retirement of John Flynn, ESB Networks / Shay Nolan
    After over 42 years in ESB John Flynn is taking his leave of us all. As a small celebration to mark the occasion there will be a virtual function for John’s retirement, hopefully with things seeming to be opening up we may get to meet in person soon to mark it.
    It will take place Thursday 13th May (John’s actual last day) between 15:30 and 17:00. If you would like to attend please contact me (Seamus Nolan – mailto:seamus.nolan@esb.ie) by email and I will send you the details for the function.

    RIP

    Thanks from Jane Whelan / Jane Whelan Electric Ireland
    I want to express my sincere thanks to all who sympathised with me on the recent death of my brother Alex Casey, Clonmel. The many emails, mass cards, flowers, texts, and condolences on RIP.ie were greatly appreciated both from current staff and retired staff. All your support and caring is very much appreciated.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 12/05/2021 14:23:11

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    Wednesday 12th May 2021 14:23

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    Retirement of Billy Kearns, Networks / Kevin Staunton
    Billy Kearns Construction Supervisor Castlebar will be retiring from ESB on Friday May 14th after almost 44 years of dedicated service. In 1977, Willie Heneghan, the local supervisor in Castlebar was looking for a few “good men” on a Friday to start the following Monday morning. Billy was one of those men and how he started his career with ESB. Billy worked for a few years in Castlebar before relocating to the Claremorris area in the early 1980s, along with a few more, to carry out work in the area. On the closure of Claremorris premises in the late 1990s Billy moved to Tuam where he became very involved with cabling and jointing work.
    In 2014 Billy returned to Castlebar as the Construction supervisor, a role he held up to his retirement. Billy has always being a great charachter to all who have worked with him and always had a very positive outlook on all aspects of life. He was very supportive of all his work colleagues and treated all his team very fairly. Billy will now move on to the next chapter in his life and he has many interests outside of the ESB which is not suprising considering what a great character he is. He will have more time for travelling, walking, reducing his golf handicap and continuing to follow the Mayo team on there unending quest for that ultimate Sam Maguire cup. I am also sure his local GAA club Davitts Irishtown will be delighted with the new groundsman they are getting. I would like to thank Billy for the service and committment he has given to ESB over the past 44 years and wish himself, his wife Rose, daughter Roisin and son Liam many years of healthy and happy years retirement. As of all retirements at present no retirement function can take place but Billy has assured us that once Covid restrictions ease there will be a function over the summer months.

    Note from John Flynn, Networks on his retirement / John Flynn
    Thursday the 13th May I’ll be departing the ESB after 42+ years and being a member of the Class of ’78. It’s time for me to move on to the next Chapter in my life, I’ve had some great times along the way and some not so great, but overall I’ve loved being part of the ESB community and it has given me the opportunity to do so many different things. I’ve met some great and some not so great people along the way too but I’ve learnt some valuable things from all of them to make me the person I am today. Over the past 42+ years I’ve made a contribution to the ESB and hopefully I’ve made a difference.
    They say that life goes full circle, well my ESB life has. When I came out of my time in 1982 I started under Pat Lawlor in the Metering section in Leopardstown Road hanging meters on the wall, over the years I’ve had a few changes of direction but the last few years I’ve been on the Smart metering project so I finish up my career on a project to help safely change out all those meters for the next generation of Smart Meters.
    I’d like to express my appreciation to all those across the organisation both past & present who have taken the time to phone, text, email, video call, sent cards and gifts, it is very much appreciated and I’m touched by your comments.
    Shay Nolan, Nolan. Seamus (ESB Networks) is organising Teams conference call on Thursday afternoon at 3.30 for a final farewell. Drop him a line if you’d like to be included.
    It’s been a Blast. Hopefully in time we will get an opportunity to celebrate together. Thanks Again. John Flynn ESB Networks

    Retirement of Martin McCormack, Networks / John Tuohy
    Our friend and colleague Martin McCormack will retire on 14th May after more than 42 years dedicated service to ESB. Martin started in Mullingar in 1979 and trained as a linesman. He progressed on to become a chargehand before being appointed Lines Supervisor in Mullingar in 1990. In 1993 he was appointed Project Supervisor. Martin moved to the Contracting Partners organisation in the early 2000s and played an important role as a project leader in the Network Renewal Programme which refurbished the Networks nationally in a short period of time. Martin then moved on to work in the Safety organisation as Safety and Quality Assurance Manager where he was instrumental in developing the auditing function. In 2015, Martin moved to the environmental organisation where he has been a prime mover in Networks excellent waste management and re-cycling performance. Martin has managed a large number of our external service providers and ably handled some complicated tender awards. Everybody who has met Martin has been struck by his warmth and humanity and interest in people’s wellbeing. He has combined these qualities over the years with an appetite for hard work which has contributed hugely to ESB. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot celebrate Martin’s retirement as we would like at this time. In the meantime, I would like to thank Martin for his huge contribution to ESB and wish him a long and happy retirement.

    RIP

    Death of Michael (Mick) Kilkelly, father of Tom, Network Services, Sean Mulvoy Rd /
    The Death has occurred of Michael Kilkelly (known as Mick), Doonbeg, Ballyglunin, Tuam, father of our colleague and friend Tom, Network Services, Sean Mulvoy Road Galway.
    Mick’s funeral Cortege was this morning, Wed 12th May. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family at this difficult time.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 10/05/2021 14:24:26

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    Monday 10th May 2021 14:24

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    Retirement of Patsy Grogan, GT / Brian O’Mahony
    After 40 years of service, Patsy Grogan will be retiring from ESB on Friday 21st May 2021. Patsy spent his first year in Civil Works Department, before moving to the Erne hydro stations for 3 years. Having returned from Donegal in 1985, he resumed working in CWD on the construction of area offices and sub stations. In 1987, Patsy moved to the engineering consultancy area, then known as External Activities, working on projects in Ghana and Saudi Arabia. Patsy joined ESBI on its formation in 1989 and continued working on projects at home and abroad. One such project was the complete rehabilitation of the Electricity Sector in Lebanon, for which he spent 1995/96 in Beirut as part of an ESBI project management team responsible for project supervision on behalf of the funding agencies European Investment Bank and The World Bank. In 1997, Patsy landed what he describes as his dream job on the Aran Islands when ESB was connecting the offshore islands to the mainland electricity network via submarine cable and he oversaw the construction of the landing positions. In 1998, he moved to ESB Networks (known then as Distribution Department). He spent the following 10 years on the civil design of 38kV overhead lines, particularly on conflict resolution. In 2009, he transferred to what is now Generation and Trading as Civil Engineer responsible to the Thermal Stations.
    Patsy will now be able to pursue his many interests on a full-time basis, including his love of bee keeping, for which he is widely known throughout ESB. Many of us will be hoping that he continues to provide us with occasional pots of honey. Patsy has made many friends during his long career in ESB and continues to keep in touch, even with those in the first office that he worked in 40 years ago. I am sure that all his colleagues, past and present, will want to wish Patsy, his wife Mary and his family all the best for the future and a long and happy retirement.
    Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 restrictions it is not possible to celebrate Patsy’s retirement with him in person, as we would like to do, but hopefully we will be able to mark Patsy’s retirement later in the year when restrictions ease further.

    Retirement of Joe Harris, ESBN / Kevin Harrington
    On Wednesday the 12th May 2021, Joe Harris of the Customer Delivery Operations Team in Limerick, retires from ESB Networks after nearly 45 years dedicated service. Joe is well known and appreciated widely around ESB Networks, primarily for his specialist major metering work within the Limerick, Newcastlewest, Ennis, Tipperary and Roscrea PGs but also for his MD metering work with the Renewables Team in recent years. Joe’s full career has been spent in Metering and Operations in Limerick except for a one year sabbatical in Limerick Stations. Joe’s expert metering knowledge and experience will be greatly missed, while his personality and friendship will too be missed by the Limerick Customer Delivery Team and the many others around ESB Networks who had the pleasure of knowing or working with Joe. We would all like to wish Joe all the best in his retirement and look forward to a date in the not too distant future where we can raise a glass socially, to mark this fantastic career and life milestone. Well done Joe and thanks for everything over the last 45years.

    Retirement of Mike Malone, Rosbrien /
    After 43 years’ service Mike has decided to avail of VS with his final day at work falling on 12th May. Mike began his career in ESBN as an apprentice electrican in the old Limerick district and following his appointment began working in the Service/repair Dept. There followed a wide variety of roles in Public lighting, 10/20Kv conversion and finally ending up in the Renewables management section where his versatility came to the fore as a COW, cable commissioner to name but a few of the roles Mike excelled in. I’m sure I speak for all my colleagues when I describe Mike as professional and courteous in all his interactions, be they with ESB staff or the general public, I believe the word “gentleman” best describes him. Due to Covid restrictions Mike has had to postpone a planned celebration but as soon as restrictions allow we will organise an event to mark the occasion. In the meantime, on behalf of the organisation I would like to wish Mike and Family long life and happiness into the future.

    Retirement of Seamus Gilligan, Regional Prog Implementation Mgr, PD North / Eoin Waldron
    After 42 years of outstanding service, our friend and colleague Seamus Gilligan is retiring from ESB. Seamus joined ESB in 1979 as a general worker. His ability and strong work ethic was recognised at an early stage and he was appointed as linesman and then a chargehand linesman. He then left the tools behind to take up a role as an Engineering Officer. Seamus was appointed to the role of Supervisor in 1998. He worked as supervisor in a number of areas including Network Projects, Customer Services Supervisor and Technical Services Supervisor for many years. Seamus used his vast technical knowledge and customer focus to help deliver works in the Sligo area and beyond. In 2016 he took up the Programme Coordinator role within the northern region. Seamus was able to use his experience of delivering work as a supervisor to help others deliver work programmes. In 2019 Seamus was appointed to the role of Regional Programme Implementation Manger following OER. Seamus was always willing to share his knowledge with others and although he has been based in Sligo, his influence has stretched country wide. Seamus’ last day in work will be Friday 28th May, a MS Teams call will take place at 2pm on Fri 28th to mark his retirement.
    If you would like to be included on the call, please email mailto:eoin.waldron@esb.ie
    On behalf of all in ESB I’d like to thank Seamus for his many years of dedicated service. I am sure you will all join with me in sending best wishes to Seamus and his family and hoping he enjoys a long, healthy and happy retirement.

    Retirement of Tom Hayes, GT Ardnacrusha / Martin Stronge
    After more than 39 years of dedicated service Tom Hayes is hanging up the wellingtons. Tom is currently on annual leave until his retirement date and last day in ‘the office’ on Friday 28th May.
    Tom started work in 1981 at ESB in Civil Works Department in Stephen Court in Dublin and continued there moving into ESBI when it was formed. In the mid 1990’s Tom moved to Ardnacrusha Station as Services Manager. From 1999 to 2007 Tom worked as Group Civil Engineer for Thermal Stations providing a service to Moneypoint, Tarbert, Poolbeg, North Wall, Aghada, Marina and some midlands stations. From 2007 until recently Tom was Supervising Engineer for Ardnacrusha/ Lee Hydro Stations. During his career in ESB Tom has worked with many wonderful colleagues and made many lifelong friendships. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to celebrate Tom’s retirement in person at the moment. However, no doubt there will be an opportunity to celebrate his career as soon as restrictions allow.

    RIP

    Death of Benny O’Reilly, retired staff Navan /
    The death has occurred of Benny O’Reilly (retired) staff Navan. Fondly remembered by all as a true gentleman. Formerly Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Peacefully in his 88th year, surrounded by his family and the caring staff at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. Benny will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Maureen, son David (Kingscourt), daughters Orla Smith (Virginia) and Aisling Boland (Navan), 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, sons-in-law Gerry and Stewart, daughter-in-law Mary, brother Francie (Armagh), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. May Benny Rest in Peace

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 07/05/2021 14:23:54

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    Friday 7th May 2021 14:23

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    Retirement of John Flynn / Shay Nolan
    After over 42 years in ESB John Flynn is taking his leave of us all. As a small celebration to mark the occasion there will be a virtual function, hopefully with things seeming to be opening up we may get to meet in person soon to mark it in person. It will take place on Thurs 13th May (John’s actual last day) between 15:30 and 17:00. If you would like to virtually attend please contact me (Seamus Nolan – mailto:seamus.nolan@esb.ie) by email and I will send you the details for the function.

    https://thehub.esb.ie/Noticeboard/Pages/Noticeboard.aspx?ID=4384 / Sean O’Connell
    Our friend and colleague John O’Donoghue will retire on May 14th, 2021 after almost 41 years of dedicated service to ESB. John started out on his career with ESB on the is 5th August 1980 as a trainee Linesman and served the first year and a half in the coastal town of Youghal. He then spent another 12 months in Fermoy before returning to ESB Albert Road, Cork where he received his Chargehand Linesman certificate. ESB headquarters moved to Wilton in 1984 and in 1985 John was invited to move to the Fleet and Equipment Garage as a mechanic. In 1986 John was asked to create a schedule for maintaining and inspecting lifting and climbing equipment in accordance with HSA Regulations in Cork. Following the success of the Cork pilot John was set the task of developing an identical system to accommodate all lifting and climbing equipment nationally. John developed a team of Lifting and Climbing Inspectors, training them on maintenance, repair, and inspection of all lifting and climbing equipment. The team created by John continues this work today, inspecting more than 50,000 items annually. John has always shown a flair for innovation and took on many projects, one of the most notable being a sustainability project where ESB Networks undertook a biodiesel pilot aimed at reducing carbon emissions from the ESB fleet. This involved the introduction of biofuel vehicles and electric vehicles in partnership with the University of Limerick, travelling to Belgium to showcase some of the first electric vehicles, and finally in 2010 travelling to the Italian Alps as part of a research team with a group of UL professors testing Irish made biofuel in extreme sub-zero temperatures. John joined the Technical Development Team in 2011 in the role of Technical Specialist with responsibility for lifting, working at height, load securing and construction tooling, succeeding Liam Shanahan. John wore the badge of Technical Specialist with ease, and through his experience and knowledge he made a really significant contribution across Networks including the development of a number of bespoke systems such as the Zip-Line System, Fallsoft/Post & Base System, aluminium X-arm gins, ALF lifting system to name but a few. John also continued to work closely with the Lifting Gear Team and especially his successor Paul Dennehy to ensure the safe introduction of new lifting and working at height equipment. John’s real strength lay in his ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels in ESB, always happy to take a call and appreciative of feedback. John’s brilliant wit, excellent story telling ability and listening ear have made him extremely popular with all his friends and colleagues across ESB and beyond. John certainly won’t be idle in retirement and I’m sure his grandson Jack has plenty of day trips planned for this summer and beyond. Retirement will also afford John the time to dedicate himself to supporting his beloved West Ham and Cork City, and when travel restrictions are eased getting back on that plane to some sunny destinations.
    On behalf of everyone in Technical Development I want to wish John and his wife Rita and their family good health and every happiness for the future.
    Unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot celebrate John’s retirement as we would like at this time. However, we look forward to celebrating later when restrictions are lifted.

    RIP

    Thanks from Rosin Phelan / Róisín Phelan
    I want to express my sincere thanks to all my colleagues and ex colleagues who sympathised with me on the recent death of my brother Con Phelan. The many phone calls, emails, texts, and condolences on RIP.ie, attendance in the church yard and graveyard while adhering to the restrictions were greatly appreciated and huge source of comfort to me and my family. All your support is/was much appreciated, thank you. Róisín

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 06/05/2021 14:23:26

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    Thursday 6th May 2021 14:23

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    Reminder that Arthur Hutchinson is retiring on Friday 7th May / Adrian Kelly REMINDER Arthur’s ZOOM retirement event is on zoom at 4pm tomorrow.
    After 40 years of dedicated service Arthur Hutchinson will be retiring from ESB on the 7th May 2021. Arthurs last day in his “home office” was Friday 26th March 2021.
    Arthur joined ESB in September 1980 as a Graduate engineer in Civil Works Department and worked on several engineering projects including site engineer for the Moneypoint 400Kv lines. In 1986 Arthur joined a small team to support the establishment of ESBI Computing. He enjoyed many years developing and supporting a range of commercial software products, particularly in the area of Computer Aided Design and GIS. In 2001 he was appointed to the role of IT & BP manager for Customer Supply and was responsible for the delivery of the Market Opening IT Programme for Customer Supply. Following a number of years as Billing & Payments manager in Customer Supply Arthur moved to Shared Services in 2008. Between 2008 and 2017 Arthur held several senior management roles across Share Services and ITS. In 2018 he was appointed to the role of People Operations Manager. Arthur, during his career, has made a significant and positive contribution to the success of ESB.
    Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to celebrate Arthur’s retirement in person. However a Zoom event is organised to mark the occasion on 7th May at 4pm.
    Arthur has made many good and long-standing friendships across ESB and will be missed by all. We wish Arthur and Mary every happiness and success long into the future.

    Retirement of John O’Donoghue / Sean O’Connell
    Our friend and colleague John O’Donoghue will retire on May 14th, 2021 after almost 41 years of dedicated service to ESB. John started out on his career with ESB on the is 5th August 1980 as a trainee Linesman and served the first year and a half in the coastal town of Youghal. He then spent another 12 months in Fermoy before returning to ESB Albert Road, Cork where he received his Chargehand Linesman certificate.
    ESB headquarters moved to Wilton in 1984 and in 1985 John was invited to move to the Fleet and Equipment Garage as a mechanic. In 1986 John was asked to create a schedule for maintaining and inspecting lifting and climbing equipment in accordance with HSA Regulations in Cork. Following the success of the Cork pilot John was set the task of developing an identical system to accommodate all lifting and climbing equipment nationally. John developed a team of Lifting and Climbing Inspectors, training them on maintenance, repair, and inspection of all lifting and climbing equipment. The team created by John continues this work today, inspecting more than 50,000 items annually.
    John has always shown a flair for innovation and took on many projects, one of the most notable being a sustainability project where ESB Networks undertook a biodiesel pilot aimed at reducing carbon emissions from the ESB fleet. This involved the introduction of biofuel vehicles and electric vehicles in partnership with the University of Limerick, travelling to Belgium to showcase some of the first electric vehicles, and finally in 2010 travelling to the Italian Alps as part of a research team with a group of UL professors testing Irish made biofuel in extreme sub-zero temperatures.
    John joined the Technical Development Team in 2011 in the role of Technical Specialist with responsibility for lifting, working at height, load securing and construction tooling, succeeding Liam Shanahan.
    John wore the badge of Technical Specialist with ease, and through his experience and knowledge he made a really significant contribution across Networks including the development of a number of bespoke systems such as the Zip-Line System, Fallsoft/Post & Base System, aluminium X-arm gins, ALF lifting system to name but a few. John also continued to work closely with the Lifting Gear Team and especially his successor Paul Dennehy to ensure the safe introduction of new lifting and working at height equipment.
    John’s real strength lay in his ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels in ESB, always happy to take a call and appreciative of feedback. John’s brilliant wit, excellent story telling ability and listening ear have made him extremely popular with all his friends and colleagues across ESB and beyond.
    John certainly won’t be idle in retirement and I’m sure his grandson Jack has plenty of day trips planned for this summer and beyond. Retirement will also afford John the time to dedicate himself to supporting his beloved West Ham and Cork City, and when travel restrictions are eased getting back on that plane to some sunny destinations.
    On behalf of everyone in Technical Development I want to wish John and his wife Rita and their family good health and every happiness for the future.
    Unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot celebrate John’s retirement as we would like at this time. However, we look forward to celebrating later when restrictions are lifted.

    RIP

    Thanks from Niamh Lawlor / Niamh Lawlor
    My family and I would like to thank all my colleagues and friends in ESB, both current and retired, who phoned, posted condolences and sent messages and emails and provided great support during the extremely difficult time following the sudden passing of my mum, Tan Harrington. Your kindness is truly appreciated and will be remembered always. Thank You, Niamh

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 05/05/2021 14:23:45

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    Wednesday 5th May 2021 14:23

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    Retirement of Colin McMahon / Anne Marie McDermott After 40 years of dedicated service, Colin McMahon will be retiring from ESB on Wednesday, 12th May 2021. Following a few years as a Lighthouse Keeper all across the nation, Colin joined ESB and started his career as a Storeman in Dundalk Stores, in the Laurels. For a number of years, Colin also was the public face of ESB when he worked in the Cash and Enquiries Office in The Long Walk. He also worked in Payroll, Stores, Expenditure Accounting and most recently in Project & Fixed Asset Accounting Unit, where he was the expert in all things HV related. Colin’s thoroughness, enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge has been invaluable, and he has made a noteworthy and positive contribution to the success of ESB. For a long spell, Colin was very active in Dundalk Social Club, organising many Christmas Parties and Outings for staff. He also distinguished himself by serving as Dundalk’s representative for SAVVI (St. Patrick’s) Credit Union, for a long number of years. In addition to being a Fire Marshall in Avenue Road, Colin also served as a ‘Dignity in the Workplace’ representative, up until his retirement.
    Colin’s amiable personality and terrific sense of humour has ensured that he made many good and long-standing friendships with staff, right across ESB. He will be missed by all, particularly his friends in Avenue Road, Dundalk and most especially, in the Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Unit. On behalf of all of us, we wish to thank you Colin for the tremendous contribution you have given to ESB, over the course of your career. We will miss your tremendous sense of fun, interesting chats and your regular office Lotto updates. We wish you good health and happiness to enjoy every minute of your retirement with your wife Gretta, your sons, grandson and all your family.
    Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to celebrate Colin’s retirement with him, in person, as we’d really like to do. However, we look forward to celebrating with Colin, later in the year, when we can give him the proper send-off that he deserves. Very good luck to you Colin.

    Retirement of Martin McCormack / John Tuohy
    Our friend and colleague Martin McCormack will retire on 14th May after more than 42 years dedicated service to ESB.
    Martin started in Mullingar in 1979 and trained as a linesman. He progressed on to become a chargehand before being appointed Lines Supervisor in Mullingar in 1990. In 1993 he was appointed Project Supervisor. Martin moved to the Contracting Partners organisation in the early 2000s and played an important role as a project leader in the Network Renewal Programme which refurbished the Networks nationally in a short period of time.
    Martin then moved on to work in the Safety organisation as Safety and Quality Assurance Manager where he was instrumental in developing the auditing function. In 2015, Martin moved to the environmental organisation where he has been a prime mover in Networks excellent waste management and re-cycling performance. Martin has managed a large number of our external service providers and ably handled some complicated tender awards.
    Everybody who has met Martin has been struck by his warmth and humanity and interest in people’s wellbeing. He has combined these qualities over the years with an appetite for hard work which has contributed hugely to ESB.
    Unfortunately, due to Covid, we cannot celebrate Martin’s retirement as we would like at this time. In the meantime, I would like to thank Martin for his huge contribution to ESB and wish him a long and happy retirement.

    RIP

    Thanks from Anne O’Neill / Patricia Nolan My family and I would like to thank ESB staff, both current and retired, who phoned, posted condolences, sent messages, emails, cards and flowers and to those who were able to join us outside after the funeral mass following the recent passing of our much loved Mam, Nancy O’Toole. We are really grateful for your kindness and support for us at this very sad time. Your thoughtfulness is truly appreciated and will be remembered always. Thank You, Anne

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 30/04/2021 14:44:01

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    Friday 30th April 2021 14:44

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    Mary Cahill is retiring / Neil McGuinness
    Mary Cahill is retiring after almost 44 years of dedicated service to ESB. Mary’s last day working will be May 4th 2021. Mary joined ESB on 11th November 1977 and worked in many different areas of ESB before finding her true home in Fleet Tools and Equipment when it was first set up in January 2002 where she has been ever since. From her involvement in the introduction of our garage management system Tranman which she became an expert on, through to the introduction and co-ordination of fuel cards and toll tags nationally, as well as looking after the administrative duties in Cork and Tralee garages, Mary has made a great contribution to ESB. On behalf of ESB I want to thank Mary for her years of dedicated service. She is a wealth of knowledge on our business, extremely diligent in her work and a great support to her colleagues. Mary will be hugely missed throughout Fleet Tools and Equipment and the wider Networks business. We wish Mary, her husband Michael and her family and grandchildren a long, happy and healthy retirement. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we cannot have an in person event but we hope to be able to join with Mary to mark her retirement at a later stage.

    Noel Kavanagh is retiring today, Friday 30th Apr / Brian Tapley
    After 39 years Noel Kavanagh, Area Manager, Dublin South will work his last day for ESB on Friday 30th April. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions it won’t be possible to hold a farewell event in person.
    A seperate MS Teams call will be held in a few weeks time so if anyone would like to be part of this please e-mail mailto:brian.tapley@esb.ie
    On behalf of ESB I want to thank Noel for his years of dedicated service to ESB. He is a wealth of knowledge, extremely good humoured and a great friend and colleague to many. We wish you a long and healthy retirement with plenty of golf and trips to far flung places.

    RIP

    Death of Con Phelan, brother of Roisin Phelan, Tullamore /
    I regret to inform you of the death of Cornelius (Con) Phelan, (Brother of Róisín Phelan, Tullamore) Johnsborough/Cardtown, Mountrath, Co.Laois. – Died 29th April 2021, (peacefully) at home after a short illness, in the loving care of his family.
    Private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon on Saturday, 1st May, in St. Cronan’s Church, Roscrea, followed by Burial in St. Fergal’s Cemetery, Camross.
    May Con’s Gentle Soul Rest In Peace. Con’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on link :- http://www.stcronanscluster.ie Our thoughts and prayers are with Róisín and her family at this difficult time.

    Death of Nancy Murphy, mother of Vincent /
    I regret to inform you of the death of Nancy Murphy on April the 29th 2021, peacefully, at the Regional Hospital Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vincent and his family at this difficult time.
    Details on arrangements are availalbe on rip.ie: https://rip.ie/death-notice/nancy-murphy-rhode-offaly/457124 Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

    Thanks from Paul Hayes / Paul Hayes
    I want to express my thanks to all who sympathised with me on the recent death of my father Bill Hayes. The many emails, texts, and condolences on RIP.ie were greatly appreciated.
    All your support and caring is much appreciated and especially so in these Covid restricted times, Paul

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    Thursday 29th April 2021 14:23

    RIP

    Death of Teresa Heather, mother of Ann Wilson, GT HR /
    I regret to inform you of the death of Teresa Heather, Mother of our colleague Ann Wilson, HR Generation and Trading, peacefully in the tender care of the sisters and staff of the Holy Family Residence, Clonskeagh on April 22nd 2021.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann`s family at this difficult time. Further Details are available on rip.ie as follows;- https://rip.ie/death-notice/teresa-heather-templeogue-dublin/456443 May she rest in peace.

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  • Latest ESBNET News @ : 28/04/2021 14:22:53

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    Wednesday 28th April 2021 14:22

    Farewell & Thanks

    Retirement of Noel Kavanagh, Area Mgr, Networks Dublin South, / Brian Tapley
    After 39 years Noel Kavanagh, Area Manager, Dublin South will work his last day for ESB on Friday 30th April. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions it won’t be possible to hold a farewell event in person. A separate MS Teams call will be held in a few weeks time so if anyone would like to be part of this please e-mail mailto:brian.tapley@esb.ie On behalf of ESB I want to thank Noel for his years of dedicated service to ESB. He is a wealth of knowledge, extremely good humoured and a great friend and colleague to many. We wish you a long and healthy retirement with plenty of golf and trips to far flung places.

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