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Shatter raises concerns about GSOC leadership

Extracts from an RTE News report published Thursday 19 June 2014 under the headline: “Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter slams ‘fundamentally flawed’ Guerin Report” Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter (right) has accused Judge Sean Guerin of a “fundamentally flawed preliminary inquiry and report and an unprecedented rush to judgement”. Mr Shatter was speaking […]

Changes to Ireland’s licensing terms for oil and gas

News Release – Issued by Shell to Sea June 18th , 2014 – For immediate release CHANGES TO OIL/GAS LICENSING TERMS ‘COSMETIC’ State continues to rely primarily on corporation tax to extract revenue The changes to Ireland’s licensing terms for oil and gas announced by Pat Rabbitte today (18th June 2014) are cosmetic and will […]

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” […]

€1.5bn to be spent on Irish oil and gas finds in next three years

Extract from an Irish Times article by Ciaran Hancock published Mon 16 June 2014 About €1.5 billion will be spent on oil and gas exploration around Ireland over the next three years, according to a study by accounting group PwC. Eighty per cent of those surveyed said they were optimistic about the chances of discovering […]

Where is the queue to issue libel writs against John Donovan?

Will the findings prompt some of the named cops to issue libel writs against me? No, not a chance, because they know the truth and have got no intention of taking any action that ends up with them having to give evidence under oath. Consequently there is not a single soul who has or will […]

Garda Ombudsman Investigation of Shell Corruption allegations in disarray

By John Donovan  The investigation of allegations made by a Shell whistleblower company OSSL, of alleged Shell sponsored corruption of the Irish police, appears to be in a shambles following ill-judged on-the-record comments by the officer leading the inquiry, Johan Groenewald. The relevant extraordinary email correspondence with me can be viewed here. In the exchanges, […]

Threat by GSOC officer leading investigation of Shell/Irish Police Corruption allegations

Threat against John Donovan by officer leading Garda Ombudsman investigation of Shell/Irish Police Corruption allegations – Mr Johan Groenewald.  Warning by Mr Groenewald about honesty of OSSL before he has even announced the result of his impartial investigation Denial by Mr Groenewald that he tore up OSSL statements As a result of revelations in the […]

Irish Corruption Scandal: OSSL Cessation of hostilities

By John Donovan Last month I supplied OSSL directors with admittance passes for the Royal Dutch Shell AGM in The Hague. I have already published a transcript of the resultant interesting public discussion between Desmond Kane for OSSL (above right) and the two top people at Shell, its CEO Ben van Beurden and Chairman Jorma […]

‘Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over’

Extracts from an article published 23 May 2014 by the journal.ie THE COMPLETION OF the longest tunnel in Ireland is being celebrated by Shell Ireland – but the works have not been without disruption or tragedy. The construction of the 4.9 kilometre-long tunnel has been mired in controversy over the years with many residents and activists […]

GAS from the controversial Corrib field should begin flowing next year

Shell’s Irish and German tunnelling team celebrate the completion of 4.9km long Corrib Gas Pipeline Tunnel yesterday. Extracts from an independent.ie article by Paul Melia published 23 May 2014 under the headline: Gas will flow next year after Fionnuala finds light at end of tunnel GAS from the controversial Corrib field should begin flowing from next […]

Ben van Beurden and Jorma Ollila agree OSSL meeting to achieve ‘a happy conclusion’

By John Donovan Printed below is a transcript of a self-explanatory exchange at the Shell AGM this morning involving Desmond Kane representing whistleblower company OSSL and Jorma Ollila (Chairman) and Ben van Beurden (CEO) representing Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Note that Ben van Beurden repeatedly stresses that there is no evidence to support the allegations OSSL is […]