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Oil prospectors shifting focus back to wealthy, more predictable countries

Extracts from a Seeking Alpha article published 28 July 2014 Companies including Shell, Chevron and Exxon are diverting more and more funds to the world’s richest economies, as they grow tired of the risks of working in violent and corrupt places for the reward of finding oil and gas reserves that can be profitably exploited… The […]

A Horrified Netherlands May Rethink Its Economic Ties With Russia

Extract from a BloombergBusinessweek article by Carol Matlack published 21 July 2014 The Netherlands, a nation of traders, generally doesn’t like to let politics interfere with business. The death of 193 Dutch nationals in the Malaysia Airlines  jet crash could change that. Major Dutch companies with business interests in Russia also are drawing fire for […]

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 […]

Defamatory posters at Shell Ireland HQ today

By John Donovan CORRIB LIES AND COVER-UP Former Irish Shell supplier OSSL, the “Mr Fixit” company that turned whistleblower over Shell corruption of the Garda, has today upped the defamation stakes still higher by putting posters on public display outside Shell EP Ireland HQ in Dublin. They are displayed below. Hence, if Shell decides to […]

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 […]

Disarray continues at Irish Police Ombudsman Commission

By John Donovan  It is not long off a year since the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) begun investigating OSSL whistleblower allegations of police corruption against Royal Dutch Shell in relation to the troubled Corrib Gas Project.  Although Johan Groenewald, the person leading the investigation,said some time ago that publication of his findings was imminent, the process seems to […]