By John Donovan
In April 2013, I informed Alan Shatter, the then Irish Minister for Justice & Equality about widespread corrupt practices involving the Irish police. I received an emailed acknowledgement of the warnings from his then Private Secretary Damien Brennan.
Shortly thereafter Shatter was forced to resign after a state-commissioned report found that both the government and police had failed to properly address allegations of Irish police corruption.
Shell was a corporate sponsor of corruption in Ireland aided and abetted by its then”Mr Fixit” company OSSL, who to this day, freely admit their involvement in distributing bribes on behalf of Shell to smooth the path of the controversial Corrib Gas Project.
The Irish police received one shipment of free alcohol worth over €30,000. A senior Garda officer helped unload the OSSL delivery vehicle. Desmond Kane of OSSL is still chasing Shell for reimbursement.
I note that an Irish police corruption scandal is about to destroy an even higher ranked Irish politician.
See Guardian article: Ireland PM Enda Kenny expected to resign over police scandal
I also note the legal notice now added to the same news story: ”
“This article is the subject of a legal complaint made on behalf of Alan Shatter.”
What is Shatter griping about? He can’t claim that he was not warned that the Irish police corruption was widespread. I have the emails and the responses which prove otherwise.