We are Celtic Tiger 5 who are current shell employees working in/or for Shell Ireland. We represent HSE, Commercial, IT, Construction and are interested in spreading correct information to the outside world and our fellow citizens in the West. Please feel free to publish this information on your website with our introduction
By John Donovan
We have received several Shell internal emails and the minutes of the Corrib Asset team Meeting held on 26 March 09.
The source claims to be a group of Shell Corrib employees who wish to be known as “Celtic Tiger 5”.
Printed immediately below is an extract from the covering email received:
We are Celtic Tiger 5 who are current shell employees working in/or for Shell Ireland. We represent HSE, Commercial, IT, Construction and are interested in spreading correct information to the outside world and our fellow citizens in the West. Please feel free to publish this information on your website with our introduction…
We have already published an article based on emails supplied by one of the individuals involved with the “Celtic Tiger 5” group.
Thus far there is nothing damaging to Shell. Employees involved in the email correspondence and the meeting appear to be carrying out their work with due diligence by internally raising issues of potential concern e.g. legal ownership of subsea wells.
We have however been promised that further information, more sensational in nature, will follow. For example, we understand that internal warnings about safety issues have been suppressed.
Even more significant are allegations of collusion between Shell and the Irish Government.
I have supplied all of the emails and minutes of the team meeting to Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. He has not replied to my most recent email dated 30 July 2010.
I have also passed the same information to contacts in Ireland who are much more familiar with the various matters discussed by Shell employees in the leaked documents.
Over 5 years ago I published an article predicting a public relations disaster for Shell in Ireland in relation to the Corrib gas project being imposed against the wishes of local people gravely concerned by environmental and safety issues.
I also made the same prediction in a live interview on Dublin Radio in August 2005 when I also predicted Shell would use undercover agents to gather intelligence and engage in other sinister activities against the protest group. The latter prediction has also come to pass.
Shell will be concerned about the prospect of another active subversive employee group within the company following the leak to us in February of the Shell Global Address Book in what was described as the worlds biggest breach of employee details. The leak turned into a global PR black-eye for Shell.