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IRISH SHELL CORRUPTION COVER-UP CONTINUES

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As can be seen from the Irish Times article printed below, an Irish Shell manager was cross-examined under oath yesterday in court, about the free Shell alcohol used to reward Irish cops for their services (brutalising protesters) 

By John Donovan

The Irish Police (the Garda) are currently investigating allegations of harassment by recipients of bribes made on behalf of Shell by its then “Mr Fixit” company, OSSL.

The directors of OSSL are the subjects of the investigation, which the Garda warns may result in criminal charges.

I note that the recipients of the bribes are not suing for defamation on the grounds that the bribery allegations are untrue, but instead are complaining bitterly about being constantly reminded by OSSL that they caved in to Shell corruption. They accepted valuable gifts to smooth the path of the troubled Corrib project. 

The Irish news media was treated to free booze direct from Irish Shell.

Furthermore, OSSL have admitted delivering a van load of free alcohol to named senior Garda officers on behalf of Shell, who eagererly helped to unload it all.

As can be seen from the Irish Times article printed below, an Irish Shell manager was cross-examined under oath yesterday in court, about the free Shell alcohol used to reward Irish cops for their services (brutalising protesters) 

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Mr Dixon also denied having any “first-hand information” regarding claims alcohol was delivered to An Garda Síochána in Belmullet from Shell.

Note that there was no outright denial. Drew Dixon was not working on the project at the time the corruption was in full flood, but he does have second-hand knowledge and knows that free booze was lavished on various parties, including senior police officers, by Shell. Mr Dixon did not lie, but successfully evaded the question. Hence the cover-up holds for the time being.

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Anton McNulty: Tuesday 7 July 2015

Two protesters opposed to the Corrib gas project in north Mayo have gone on trial in Castlebar where they are both accused of violent disorder and criminal damage.

Gerry Bourke of Aughoose, Pullathomas, Ballina, Co Mayo and Liam Heffernan of Castlebar, Co Mayo, both pleaded not guilty to the charges which are alleged to have occurred at a Shell compound at Aughoose, Pullathomas in north Mayo on June 23rd, 2013.

Opening the case on Tuesday before Judge Petria McDonnell in Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court, Mr Patrick Reynolds, for the prosecution, said the two men are accused of entering the Shell compound with a number of other people and of committing violent disorder and criminal damage.

The Shell compound at Aughoose was the tunnelling site for the Corrib gas pipeline, and Mr Bourke is accused of causing damage to heras fencing while Mr Heffernan is accused of damaging timber hand rails while on the site.

The jury of six men and six women heard evidence from Drew Dixon, the construction manager with Shell at the time, who said the protesters entered the compound at approximately 3.30pm.

When he entered the site he noted there was damage to heras fencing, hand rails, a welding set and a electric junction box was damaged. He added that four diesel-operated draining pumps were also damaged, with diesel spilt.

Mr Nixon told Mr Brendan Nix, SC for Mr Bourke, that had he worked on the Corrib project since 2009 and to his knowledge there was a disaster plan in place in the event of an emergency at the gas terminal at Bellanaboy or problems with the gas pipeline.

Mr Nix said “if anything went wrong”, his client had 20 seconds to evacuate his home. Mr Nixon acknowledged it was not a long time to get evacuated.

Mr Nixon also denied having any “first-hand information” regarding claims alcohol was delivered to An Garda Síochána in Belmullet from Shell.

The trial continues and is expected to last for the remainder of the week.

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