By John Donovan
OSSL, the company that admits supplying free alcohol to Irish police on behalf of Shell EP Ireland is challenging senior Irish police officers, who apparently deny receiving the goods said to be worth tens of thousands of Euros, to take lie detector tests.
The challenge is contained in an email sent earlier today to senior executives of Shell including the Company Secretary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Mr Michiel Brandjes.
OSSL directors say that they are prepared to take lie-detector tests themselves with Shell representatives in attendance.
Shell denies the allegations and says that two internal investigations have found no evidence to support the claims made by OSSL. Two Garda internal investigations and an investigation by the Irish police Ombudsman reached the same conclusion.
Could a cover-up go that far?
In fact there is evidence. Thus far it has been either destroyed or discarded.
New Justice Minister wants change ‘at every level’ to rebuild trust in scandal-plagued force: Irish Independent: 21 July 2014
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Gas was originally expected to flow from the field in 2003. The project is now likely to be 12 years behind the original schedule and the outlay will be more than four times the initial estimate of €800m.