Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Shell corruption scandal that won’t go away

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 20.45.44

By John Donovan

Although numerous people including at Shell and the Garda have been named on this website in connection with the Corrib gas corruption scandal, still no defamation proceedings have been issued against me or OSSL?

Many companies within the Royal Dutch Shell Group have issued defamation proceedings for alleged defamation in articles published on this website, but not even the hint of any such action on this occasion. It is not as if Shell is short of lawyers. It has an in-house army currently being reshuffled by Peter Rees QC. Michael Coates has been appointed as Shell’s new head of legal in the UK. Hans von der Linde is general counsel for Shell’s global downstream business, and currently leads a team of 300 people based in 40 countries.

Perhaps Shell lawyers are much more cautious now after getting their sleazy fingers burned on the previous defamation fiasco, involving multiple injunctions and the involvement of Shell lawyers in multiple countries. All relevant Royal Dutch Shell plaintiff companies wisely decided to withdraw after my father and I made witness statements that made fools of Shell lawyers and totally undermined the draconian litigation lasting several years, that must have cost Shell shareholders a fortune. 

Basically the offending articles said that Shell is an evil, dishonest and hypocritical outfit, that falsely claims to operate within a strict ethical code. Shell decided it did not want to contest these published statements of fact. Too much “internal laundry” to face us in open court.

Today I have published the latest emails received from OSSL.

EMAILS TO JOHN DONOVAN RECEIVED FROM OSSL 9 SEPT 2013

From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>
Subject: The 2007 delivery of alcohol …… John free to use mindful of the current tragedy at site
Date: 9 September 2013 08:01:33 GMT+01:00
To: John Shell News <[email protected]>, Ed Vulliamy <[email protected]>, [email protected]

Shell expressed …..surprise at the arrival of the factual invoice for booze in aug 2012 …..
The matter was under discussion verbally ….to maintain confidentiality …..all through 2008 and…. ……2009…..in 2010 …..because Byrne had failed to address the problem …we went up the ladder ….verbally at first …….then when Nolans “I will sort it out within two weeks ” statements came to nothing we went into print to Shell ……many emails refer …………

We have had live discussions on the police booze that was paid and the police booze that was not paid with the following people ……on THREE OCCASIONS WITH LEGAL PEOPLE PRESENT ….

On one occasions with ROADBRIDGE when Shell sent us round there to HOLMS MACKILLOP ROADBRIDGE solicitor to sort it all it out ….HARRY FEHILY of ROADBRIGE LEGAL …told The Shell Legal man present …..I AM HAPPY THAT AS MR KANE has stated my client is not responsible for this mess……..AND I ADVISE YOU MR SHELL TO GET YOUR SELF A HUNDRED MILES AWAY FROM THIS BECAUSE IT STINKS …..he also told OSSL to be very careful …..because of what we were doing for Shell …..( the Shell man at that meeting was called Stephen Burke legal person )..

Discussed booze with …..CONNOR BYRNE SHELL

BRIAN FOLEY SHELL …..ANN HAMILTON SHELL…TERRY NOLAN SHELL …JILLY WHITE  SHELL……..JULIA FINLAYSON SHELL ……..JULIA BUSBY …SHELL……..MICHAEL CROTHERS …SHELL ……..BRIDGID LOWE …SHELL ……STEPHEN BURKE SHELL …
FRANCES VAN DAM SHELL …WIM PETER VANBEL SHELL…

PATRICK DISKIN …GARDA ….HARRY FEHILY ….ROADBRIDGE SOLICITOR ….  MARC FITZGIBBON ….OSSL LEGAL……

Multiple meetings took place with some of the above booze openly discussed

…….ON THE OCCASION OF MR PYLE SHELL CEO  RETIREMENT PARTY IN THE BROADHAVEN BAY HOTEL …..OSSL were invited by Nolan new CEO ….Mr Nolan approached Neil Rooney and Desmond Kane ……and informed them as follows …..CONNOR BYRNE does great work on this project …I know he relies heavily on OSSL for support in getting things done “I don’t know how he does it and I don’t want to know”….”..but with out you guys this project would not progress “…”. and I want to say thanks “………

Now nobody knows anything …..they shame the name of Shell …

OSSL

Sent from my iPad

SECOND EMAIL

From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>
Date: 9 September 2013 08:40:51 BST
To: [email protected]
Subject: …..AND I DON’T WANT TO KNOW …..Terry Nolan …..Corrib CEO

…….ON THE OCCASION OF MR PYLE SHELL CEO  RETIREMENT PARTY IN THE BROADHAVEN BAY HOTEL …..OSSL were invited by Nolan new CEO ….Mr Nolan approached Neil Rooney and Desmond Kane ……and informed them as follows …..CONNOR BYRNE does great work on this project …I know he relies heavily on OSSL for support in getting things done “I don’t know how he does it and I don’t want to know”….”..but with out you guys this project would not progress “…”. and I want to say thanks “………

Now nobody knows anything …..they shame the name of Shell …

OSSL

Sent from

Sent from my iPad

THIRD EMAIL

From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>
Date: 9 September 2013 09:33:03 BST
To: BRIAN FOLEY <[email protected]>, Ann Hamilton <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Subject: Just as we said …….

Discussed booze with …..CONNOR BYRNE SHELL

BRIAN FOLEY SHELL …..ANN HAMILTON SHELL…TERRY NOLAN SHELL …JILLY WHITE  SHELL……..JULIA FINLAYSON SHELL ……..JULIA BUSBY …SHELL……..MICHAEL CROTHERS …SHELL ……..BRIDGID LOWE …SHELL ……STEPHEN BURKE SHELL …
FRANCES VAN DAM SHELL …WIM PETER VANBEL SHELL…

PATRICK DISKIN …GARDA ….HARRY FEHILY ….ROADBRIDGE SOLICITOR ….   MARC FITZGIBBON ….OSSL LEGAL……

ALSO LIAM GRIMES KPMG ……

Multiple meetings took place with some of the above booze openly discussed

Sent from my iPad

FOURTH EMAIL

From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>
Subject: Unethical and illegal ..your words Jim ..
Date: 9 September 2013 11:41:14 GMT+01:00
To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]>, Michael Crothers <[email protected]>, BRIAN FOLEY <[email protected]>, John Shell News <[email protected]>, Michiel Brandjes <[email protected]>, “[email protected]” <[email protected]>, [email protected]

Jim ,

Roadbridge attended a Shell Meeting …….at which Roadbridge was ordered by Shell to immediately pay a invoice falsified by Shell ,in order to hide the true content of the  costs incurred for covert gifting ,in order to progress the project ………there were very many more of this type of invoice originated by Shell.

Why the need to disguise this gifting ….including to the Garda ?

Unethical ? Illegal ?

OSSL

Sent from my iPad

EMAILS END

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 10.36.55

Neil Rooney of OSSL protesting outside Shell EP Ireland HQ

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: