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Shell Corrib Gas Scandal: email to Detective Chief Superintendent John Gilligan

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(Video: Includes a warning by Superintendent John Gilligan at 4.40 on the dangers of alcohol – amusing presentation glitch at 4.15)

“If I do not receive a response on Monday 29 April, I will assume that you do not wish to comment and I will publish this email on Tuesday. If you need more time to consider the matter, please let me know tomorrow when I can expect a reply. If there is no denial, people will be entitled to draw their own conclusions.”

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: Shell Corrib Gas Scandal: email to Detective Superintendent John Gilligan
Date: 28 April 2013 08:10:57 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected]

Dear Detective Superintendent John Gilligan

As I am sure you are aware, we have over the past several several months published a series of articles (headlines below) relating to the supply by Shell E&P Ireland of free alcohol to the Irish police, on what we have described as being on an industrial scale. We understand that the legitimate retail cost in Ireland for the river of free booze could approach €100,000 euros. So it’s not small beer.

We have copies of related correspondence between Shell’s “Mr Fixit” company in Ireland – OSSL – and yourself. I refer to the letter from OSSL dated 28 February 2011 and a response letter from you dated 5 May, when you effectively declined to comment. You have been on the circulation list of a number of OSSL emails sent subsequently to Shell and other parties. As I am sure you are also well aware, I drew these matters to the attention of Alan Shatter TD, the Irish Minister of Justice early in April. Although I received acknowledgements for receipt of the information supplied, I have not heard anything further. Perhaps an investigation is underway?

The matter is obviously a serious one given the background circumstances, with allegations that the Garda has acted as an offshoot of Shell security in policing protests against the controversial Corrib Gas Project. You will be aware of the serious related accusations against the Garda made by some protestors.

Since OSSL claim that you have had a hand in these matters, and bearing in mind the articles we have published without receiving any comment from involved parties, other than OSSL, I thought it appropriate to offer you the right to reply?

If you wish to take up this invitation, anything you have to say will be published on an unedited basis.

If I do not receive a response on Monday 29 April, I will assume that you do not wish to comment and I will publish this email on Tuesday.

If you need more time to consider the matter, please let me know tomorrow when I can expect a reply.

If there is no denial, people will be entitled to draw their own conclusions.

Yours sincerely

John Donovan

HEADLINES THUS FAR

More allegations about Shell Corrib Gas Project: 19 April 2013

Irish Police corruption, booze and violence sponsored by Shell?: 16 April 2013

Alleged Shell Irish Bribes Scandal: 15 April 2013

Mystery surrounding OSSL alleged Shell Corruption Scandal: 12 April 2013

Shell corruption scheme operated in Ireland on an industrial scale?: 6 April 2013

Alleged Shell Irish Police Corruption Saga Rumbles On: 5 April 2013

Alleged Shell corruption surrounding Corrib Gas Project: 4 April 2013

ALLEGED CORRUPTION OF THE IRISH POLICE BY SHELL: 31 March 2013

The danger of getting into bed with Shell: 31 March 2013

OSSL, SHELL AND ALLEGED CORRUPTION: 29 March 2013

Shell Accused of Corrupting Irish Police Force: 28 March 2013

Beware of a man in a Shell Hat: 5 March 2013

Shell EP Ireland mired in corruption allegations: 22 February 2013

Shell Corrib Gas Project mired in corruption allegations: 22 Jan 2013

Corrib Gas Project Engulfed in Corruption Allegations: 12 November 2012

Shell Corrib Gas Project Corruption Scandal: 11 October 2012

Shell Corruption Conspiracy in Corrib Gas Project: 8 October 2012

Shell instructed Corrib Gas Project supplier to falsify invoices?: 18 Sept 2012

Irish Supplier Accuses Shell of Bribery, Cover-up and Sinister Threats: 10 Sept 2012

Shell Corrib Gas Project Corruption and Cover-up Allegations: 10 Sept 2012

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