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Shell whistleblower OSSL challenges Irish police officers to take lie-detector test

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 […]

No prospect of libel action by Shell or the Garda against OSSL

By John Donovan Áine Ryan of The Mayo News has published an article today under the headline: Shell and An Garda Síochána welcome the report According to her article, following publication of the Ombudsman findings, both Shell and the Garda have declined to say whether they will take legal action against OSSL “for possible reputational damage […]

All guns blazing from company that alleged Shell Corruption of Irish Police

“Let us clearly state Officers Gilligan, Gill Butler and Grimes offloaded alcohol exactly as described by OSSL, and as clearly understood by Michael Crothers CEO of Shell when he offered to pay for it in The Burlington Hotel in Dublin in the presence of legal people for both Shell /OSSL.” By John Donovan If you […]

Top criminologist calls for inquiry into Corrib policing

Extract from a Lorna Siggins article published by the Irish Times Friday 11 July 2014 The Queen’s University Belfast academic who exposed the South Yorkshire police handling of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster has supported calls for a full review of the policing of the Corrib gas project in north Mayo. Criminologist Prof Phil […]

Irish Police Ombudsman Verdict On Shell Garda Corruption Allegations

  REPORT, PURSUANT TO SECTION 103 OF THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA ACT (2005), INTO ALLEGATIONS OF PROVISION OF ALCOHOL TO CERTAIN GARDAÍ AND RELATED ISSUES BACKGROUND GSOC received two complaints, in October 2013, from partners in a company, which alleged that they had supplied alcohol, on behalf of another organisation, to garda stations in Co. Mayo […]

Shell cleared of bribing Irish Police, but for how long?

By John Donovan According to a report published earlier this evening by the Irish Examiner, it appears that Shell has been cleared of bribing the Irish police. Under the circumstances I will expect libel writs in the post from those police officers who I have named as being involved in the corruption which took place.  […]

Garda watchdog finalises investigation into Belmullet garda booze allegations

Extract from an article by Áine Ryan published in The Mayo News Tuesday 8 July 2014 THE Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has confirmed to The Mayo News it is finalising its report about allegations by a former Shell contractor that Belmullet gardaí were given booze bribes. The allegations by services company, OSSL, have been […]

Legal panel to examine Garda misconduct allegations

By John Donovan The Irish Times has published an article under the headline “Legal panel to examine Garda misconduct allegations.” Extracts The Government has decided to hire seven barristers to examine as many as 220 outstanding allegations of Garda misconduct received from members of the public in light of the whistleblowers affair. The move came as […]

Ukraine Discomfort for Shell and Chevron

Shell entered into the deal in 2013 with then Putin puppet President Viktor Yanukovych, before he was ousted. As can be seen in the FT article, Shell and Chevron are now both trying to hide behind claimed business principles. Its a bit late for that. By John Donovan The Financial Times has published an article […]

Joint call for inquiry into Corrib policing

Extracts from an Irish Times article by Lorna Siggins published 20 June 2014 Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, four TDs, one Senator and seven academics are signatories to a petition for an independent inquiry into policing of the north Mayo Shell/Corrib gas dispute. Transparency International chief executive John […]

Clare Daly says gardaí at Corrib gas site are the ‘hired hands’ of Shell

Extract from an article by thejournal.ie published 17 June 2014 INDEPENDENT TD CLARE DALY has backed the calls of Shell to Sea campaigners for an independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Daly said that the “continued intimidation and harassment of the local community” […]