…a complete file of the Shell internal investigation is held by Shell E&P Ireland and thus subject to Irish jurisdiction. Under the circumstances your investigation will not be perceived as thorough and complete unless this entire highly relevant evidence, vital to your inquiries, is seen and taken into account by you.
From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: OSSL ALLEGATIONS
Date: 4 October 2013 10:35:10 GMT+01:00
To: Thomas Murphy <[email protected]>
Cc: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>, [email protected], [email protected]
Dear Supt Murphy
Assuming your investigation is still in progress, I have a suggestion to make.
Shell has frequently referred to an internal investigation by Shell that found no evidence to support the allegations made by OSSL.
For some reason, despite all requests made by the news media, including Ed Vulliamy of The Observer/Guardian Group, Shell has declined to let anyone outside Shell view the information gathered together for their internal investigation.
Since you are a senior police officer investigating the same potentially criminal matters, I hope you will insist, if you have not already done so, in having unrestricted access to ALL such information/evidence.
I have reason to believe that it will provide evidence that Shell has been engaged in a cover-up of the truth about this very serious matter.
SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS
OSSL, a local contractor on the Shell Corrib Gas project claims that it supplied gifts and/or free services (sweeteners/bribes) to third parties on Shell’s instruction to smooth the path of the controversial project. OSSL says purchase receipts were destroyed by Shell and invoices falsified on Shell’s instructions to hide what was going on. OSSL alleges that alcohol worth tens of thousands of Euros was delivered to Garda stations by OSSL for distribution to police officers as festive gifts, including Garda policing protests against the project. OSSL claims Shell still owes OSSL money for the gifts, including Garda alcohol.
Under the circumstances your investigation will not be perceived as thorough and complete unless this entire highly relevant evidence, vital to your inquiries, is seen and taken into account by you.
If Shell refuses your request, that response would speak volumes.
Commonsense suggests that a complete file of the Shell internal investigation is held by Shell E&P Ireland and thus subject to Irish jurisdiction.
I hope you will act immediately on this important line of investigation if you have not already done so.