The death has occurred of Joseph Paisley, father-in-law of our colleague John Seale, Fleet & Equipment, Broomhill Road. Funeral arrangements as follows: Reposing at his residence from 3pm on Friday, with rosary recital at 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
Come along on October 20th to sample some of the finest baking around! Get ready, set, bake! ESB Trading’s Annual Bake Off is back for its 6th year running, raising funds for the Simon Community and the Cancer Society. When: 20th October, 10am Where: ESB Trading Floor You’re very welcome to join the team to sample the always-excellent baking and help raise money for some great causes along the way. See you there!
Yesterday, Pat O’Doherty generously committed to match funding the next €5,000 raised in our Haiti appeal. We were then on €7,000, and needed to get to €12,000 to draw down the full €5,000 in "double your money" funds from ESB. I’m delighted to tell you that we are now (Tuesday evening, 18.10) at €12,600, which means a full extra €5,000 for the suffering people of Haiti. We thank every donor, and we thank Pat. So far, we are in a position to commit €27,600 for relief and recovery in Haiti, including what we have already spent from our own resources. We’re not stopping here! The needs of 1.25 million affected people are enormous; every Euro counts and makes a difference. If you have not done so, please donate now at https://electricaid.ie/join-electricaid-esb-payroll/ making sure to change the drop-down to once-off, and tell your friends! Thank you from ElectricAid – we never cease to be amazed by the innate generosity of the entire ESB community.
An Garda Síochána appeals to drivers to participate in ‘National Slow Down Day’ An Garda Síochána are conducting a major speed enforcement operation all across the country in a bid to reduce speed-related collisions and injuries. As of today’s date there have been 148 road deaths, an increase of 24 fatalities on this date last year. Slow Down Day runs from 7am on Friday 21/10/16 until 7am on Saturday 22/10/16, and consists of high-visibility Garda activities in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones. Updates will be available throughout the day using #slowdownday Gardaí are warning motorists to slow down and not to speed on the roads tomorrow. Speaking in advance of Slow Down Day, Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid of the Roads Policing Bureau said: There has been a significant increase in road deaths this year compared to 2015 and unfortunately, excessive speed is a major contributory factor in the majority these. This is not just a catchphrase, but a stark fact proven by the analysis of four years of fatal collision reports. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood of a collision happen and the more severe outcome of that collision. Recognising this fact will not only protect you, but all those who share the road with you. Rule of thumb – 1% Reduction in Speed = 2% reduction in collisions 3%reduction in serious injury 4% reduction in fatalities
As part of our safe cycling promotions during European Health & Safety Week we have organised a ‘Winter Ready’ bike check. Only 5 spaces remaining, so book now via email to brian.gray Get your bicycle ‘Winter Ready’ with a free 20 minutes Health Check from Little Sports Fairview. Remaining slots are available from 12:40 to 15.00 in the Gateway Bike Park. You’ll need to be available to speak to the technician during your allocated time slot and slots must be booked in advance. Please advise your ‘phone number’ for contact with the technician. Reply to Brian.Gray to reserve your slot.
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