More OSSL emails have been sent today to Shell and the Garda.
One includes an email exchange between OSSL and Supt Patrick Diskin in January 2012 under the subject heading:
“Supply of alcohol to Garda on Corrib project.”
I note that Supt Diskin did not take issue with what was stated in the subject heading.
If anyone sent me an email with false information in the subject heading, I would definitely point that out in my reply.
Supt Diskin did not do so because he knew that it was a valid subject, not a figment of someones imagination.
OSSL EMAIL TO POLICE SUPERINTENDENT THOMAS MURPHY: 18 September 2013 12:08:07
From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>
Subject: Our efforts to maintain confidentiality ….but still get paid …..
Date: 18 September 2013 12:08:07 GMT+01:00
To: Thomas Murphy <[email protected]>, John Shell News <[email protected]>
Thomas Murphy ….investigating officer ….good morning …..when we met you inquired who we had approached in the Garda to get the necessary confirmation that Shell required in order to reimburse OSSL for the outlay of supplying the stated alcohol to the Garda in Belmullet and in Athlone …….
We informed you that Garda …Â GRIMES …GILLIGAN ……BUTLER ….and GILLÂ were all sent letters in early 2011… these letters were sent to them care of the Garda Station in Belmullet.
We have checked our records since early 2011 for other requests for assistance in getting Shell the required confirmation…to make payment ….and we find as follows ….
Emails sent to CHEIF SUPERINTENDANT JOHN GILLIGAN………280 …(two hundred and eighty)
Replies ………..0. (Nil)
Emails sent toÂ Â SUPERINTENDANTÂ PATRICK DISKIN ……………….155…(one hundred and fifty
Replies …………1Â (one)
You are already in receipt of reply …….copies of all email can be made available to you on request ….
Have copied this to Mr Donovan in an effort to catch Shells attention regarding payment …
With much respect
Sent from my iPad
EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE REFERRED TO ABOVE – THE ONE REPLY
As I have complied with the requests made of OSSL is there any possibility that the Garda would have the good grace to reply to Shell
in order that we can recover our outlay incurred on your behalf .
Desmond Paul Kane
Telephone (0044) 075 90 11 07 17
Dear Mr. Kane,
Thank you for your email of the 10th January 2011. My apologies for not responding sooner. I was away from my office for a number of days and just received your correspondence.
I have not received correspondence from any party regarding the issues you have raised. Needless to say, i will of course reply to queries from the relevant personnel regarding this matter. In the absence of a request for information i am not in a position to research the matter and issue a reply.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if i can be of any further assistance.
Patrick Diskin, Superintendent.