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Sinister Events In Ireland

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Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 21.37.35OSSL and their allegations of Police corruption by Shell in relation to the Corrib Gas Project seems to have become entangled is an extraordinary situation involving the Irish Police Force (The Garda) and the authority responsible for independently investigating such allegations, the Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission. In November Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan issued an astonishing warning of ‘mass assassinations’ if the Ombudsman gain access to certain classified files. The latest bombshell development is news that the Police Ombudsman hired a British security company to investigate if it had been placed under electronic surveillance (by the police?)

by John Donovan

OSSL and their allegations of Police corruption by Shell in relation to the Corrib Gas Project seems to have become entangled is an extraordinary situation involving the Irish Police Force (The Garda) and the authority responsible for independently investigating such allegations, the Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission.

In November Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan issued an astonishing warning of ‘mass assassinations‘ if the Ombudsman gain access to certain classified files.

The latest bombshell development is news that the Police Ombudsman hired a British security company to investigate if it had been placed under electronic surveillance (by the police?).

There is a suggestion that the Irish police were behind the covert surveillance of the body responsible for independent oversight of policing in Ireland.

The reports were originally published in The Sunday Times, which said “GSOC’s emails, wi-fi, and phone systems had been hacked into and bugged by an unknown external body, agency or group.

For several months, by coincidence or otherwise, the Ombudsman has been investigating very serious allegations made by OSSL, a whistleblowing contractor that distributed “sweeteners” to various parties in Ireland on behalf of Shell EP Ireland, including land owners and the police. One thirsty senior Irish police officer helped unload a van load of free alcohol. Shell also gave case loads of free wine to members of the Irish news media.

The Irish police had already carried out two internal investigations and as a result of the second one, the file was referred to the Ombudsman for investigation.

I trust that the Ombudsman office has obtained from Shell the results of their two internal investigations, along with all the evidence assembled by Shell.

Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 11.07.05Directors of OSSL confronted then Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive, Peter Voser, at the 2013 AGM last May, who in response instigated a second investigation by Shell and promised to find a resolution. I provided the AGM admittance passes for OSSL and will do so again on Tuesday 20 May, so that they can have a public chat with his replacement, Mr. Ben van Beurden at the 2014 AGM. It is likely to be an interesting explosive event this year, given a series of shock developments at Shell culminating in a major crisis and a profits warning.

The Irish police have also investigated death threats allegedly made against Shell Corrib employees who leaked extensive information to me.

OSSL has made public a delayed invoice it submitted to Shell for a major consignment of the free booze brought in across the border. Although Shell has cast aspersions on the content of the invoice, it has not alleged that it is fake.

Consequently it seems to me that the Ombudsman investigation must end with either a finding that OSSL allegations are well founded, in which case Shell is guilty of corruption, or that charges must be brought against OSSL directors for fraud, forgery and perjury in respect of the witness statements provided.

In the meantime, OSSL continues its campaign demanding payment by Shell, while Shell is busy distributing more sweeteners in Ireland, on this occasion legitimately, in the form of a scholarship programme.

THE INVOICE

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1 Comment on “Sinister Events In Ireland”

  1. #1 stephen
    on Feb 14th, 2014 at 05:42

    only in ireland !!!

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