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Dad-of-three killed in ESB sub-station accident

A Dublin dad-of-three was killed while working on an ESB sub-station in Bray.

Declan Molloy (50), from Delgany, in Wicklow, was reportedly with two colleagues when the accidental electrocution occurred on Monday evening.

Mr Molloy, originally from Templeogue, in Dublin, had a life-long involvement with Bray Emmets GAA Club.

It's understood that the Health and Safety Authority, the ESB and the gardai are carrying out separate inquiries.

Mr Molloy is survived by his wife Collette, daughter Aoife, sons Cillian and Enda and grandson Gerry.


A representative for Bray Emmets GAA Club said that he was a "very popular mentor" and will be sadly missed by all members. It's understood that his two sons Cillian and Enda also played for the club.

A representative for the ESB told the Herald this morning: "A tragic incident occurred at a 38KV station in Little Bray, Co Wicklow on Monday evening, which resulted in fatal injury to an ESB Networks colleague. The HSA was advised immediately and is currently investigating. ESB will cooperate fully, and will also carry out its own investigation."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time," they added.

Mr Molloy's remains will be removed for a requiem mass on Friday September 26, at 12 noon in the Holy Rosary Church, La Touche Road, Greystones.