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Mayo men sue gardaí over alleged brutality at Shell to Sea protest

Article from BreakingNews.ie published Wed 29 April 2015 Mayo men sue Irish Cops over alleged brutality at Shell to Sea protest *(were the cops tipsy?) Three Mayo men are suing for damages over alleged garda brutality at a Shell to Sea protest eight years ago. Patrick Coyle, and brothers Patrick and Martin O’Donnell, claim they were […]

SHELL’S COPS

EMAIL SENT TODAY BY FORMER SHELL E&P IRELAND SUPPLIER OSSL, TO THE IRISH POLICE ( THE GARDA) AND SENIOR SHELL EXECUTIVES, INCLUDING BEN VAN BEURDEN. OSSL HAS BLOWN THE WHISTLE ON SHELL CORRUPTION OF SENIOR IRISH COPS NAMED BELOW AND IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE SAME POLICE FORCE ON BEHALF OF THE IRISH DIRECTOR […]

Another can of worms for Shell

By John Donovan The lid on the corruption scandal in Ireland involving a “Mr Fix” company OSSL, its client Shell E&P Ireland, and various recipients of Shell’s generous bribes distributed by OSSL, keeps coming off.  Recipients have included senior Irish Police Officers, who took delivery of £30,000 of free alcohol kindly supplied by Shell.  One […]

RTE failed to truthfully inform the public on Corrib Gas Project

– Shell to Sea send submission on RTE’s Public Service Statement — 12 April 2015 RTÉ – Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster Shell to Sea have today sent in a submission to RTE as part of RTE’s public consultation on the updating of their Public Service Statement [1]. In the submission, Shell to Sea […]

Shell Gas Leak

By John Donovan Yesterday lunchtime, I got a whiff of what I now know to be the Shell takeover of BG Group.  The information was unclear and my Shell related source made it plain that it was a rumour emanating from a third party, but one with “good ears” and miscellaneous contacts.  The main thrust of […]

SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL

Photo: John Donovan: Co-founder Royal Dutch Shell Plc.com EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN CIRCULATED TO EVERY IRISH T.D. ON 6 APRIL 2015 Response from The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission on 2 April 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE, AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL (£30,000 worth of free alcohol given as a Christmas Gift to Garda […]

Shelling Out Sweeteners

By John Donovan The Irish satirical website broadsheet.ie has published an extensive article about Shell sponsored corruption in Ireland involving gifts (bribes) of up to €900,000 in value.   The website has published two key items; an invoice sent to Shell E&P Ireland by its agent OSSL for £30,000 worth of alcohol supplied to named […]

Third Successive Year of OSSL Pre-AGM Bombardment of Shell Underway

By John Donovan The third successive year of a pre-AGM email bombardment of Shell by its former “Mr Fixit” company in Ireland, OSSL, is fully underway. Several emails are sent every day by OSSL, not just to top executives at Shell, such as Ben van Beurden  but to the Irish Justice Minister and Senior Irish Police […]

Corrib Gas still set to flow this year, says Shell spokesperson

Shell E&P Ireland says it is still on schedule to have gas flowing from the Corrib Gas Field within the next six months. An 800 metre section of a water discharge pipe, which will carry treated surface water from the terminal at Bellanaboy in north Mayo 12 kilometres out to sea once the plant is […]

Shell led Corrib Gas Pipeline Project comes unstuck

Article by Norma Costello published 23 March 2015 by vice.com under the headline: A Massive Pipe Came Loose in an Atlantic Gas Field and Irish Environmentalists Are Not Happy The Corib Gas pipeline project by the Western Irish fishing village of Rossport, County Mayo, has always been a source of controversy. It was established amid […]

John Donovan invited by Irish Justice Minister to provide evidence to Irish Police Ombudsman Commission

Email sent by John Donovan to Garda Slochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) 25 March 2015 SHELL CORRUPTION OF IRISH POLICE AS ADMITTED BY ITS AGENT/CONTRACTOR: OSSL Dear Sirs I attach for your information a copy of a letter dated 12 March 2015 from Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, addressed to Mr Bernard J Durkan […]

Almost a kilometre of Corrib Shell pipeline loose and floating under sea

An article by Sam Griffin published 13 March 2015 by The Irish Independent An 800m section of Shell pipeline from the Corrib gas processing plant has come loose and is floating under the sea. Both Shell Ireland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are investigating the incident off the north Mayo coast. A Shell spokesperson said […]

Email to John Donovan from the Irish Justice Minister

CORRUPTION SURROUNDING THE CORRIB GAS PROJECT IN IRELAND By John Donovan Today, apparently by co-incidence, I received an email sent to me on behalf of the Irish Justice Minister, Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. (Photo) It was only yesterday that I posted an article on the above subject after a long break in coverage. The email from the […]

SHELL AGM 2015: IRISH POLICE ALCOHOL BILL ON THE AGENDA

JOHN DONOVAN EMAIL TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC On 3 Mar 2015, at 23:40, John Donovan wrote: Dear Mr Brandjes Several months ago, I publicly accused OSSL directors of bombarding Shell with blackmail demands for two years over the Shell sponsored corruption scandal in Ireland. OSSL […]

Shell gig invite turned down by The Saw Doctors

Article by Lorna Siggins published by the Irish Times Friday 6 March 2015 Shell gig invite turned down by The Saw Doctors Folk rock band The Saw Doctors has turned down an invitation from Shell E&P Ireland to play at a gig in north Mayo this month celebrating the competion of the Corrib gas terminal. […]

CEO Ben van Beurden finally endorses Shell Business Principles

By John Donovan After our long campaign for Ben van Beurden, the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, to sign Shell’s statement of General Business Principles, he has at last got round to doing so. I do not know what the reluctance was about, or why it took a year of cajoling on our […]

Update on OSSL Shell Scandal

By John Donovan At the weekend I published an article under the headline: “Irish Police reopen and expand investigation into Shell corruption case?” A question mark was placed at the end of the headline to denote a degree of uncertainty.  This is my take on the actual situation according to information I have received today. […]

Irish Police reopen and expand investigation into Shell corruption case?

By John Donovan According to an insider source, the Irish Police Garda Ombudsman Commission has reopened and expanded an investigation into evidence of corruption surrounding the Corrib Gas Project in Ireland. I understand that this development was prompted by new evidence published on this website in relation to the whistleblower Irish company OSSL. Its directors […]

Wanted: Shell Senior Legal Counsel to evade Anti Bribery and Corruption laws?

Unfortunately it is unclear if the lucky applicant is expected to advise Shell employees on how to avoid falling foul of bribery and corruption laws, or how to get round them. I suppose its a fine distinction. By John Donovan Just spotted an advert for the job of Senior Legal Counsel for Anti Bribery and Corruption […]

IRISH GOVERNMENT RESPONSE ON OSSL/SHELL SCANDAL

In addition to these issues being pursued by Irish TD’s seeking the truth, I now intend to bring these matters to the attention of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in relation to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. I will also be circulating a full brief, supported by hard evidence, to every US Senator and […]

Danger to Shell from Class Action Lawsuits Arising from Bribery

By John Donovan Two articles have just been published about bribery that have relevance to Shell and its shareholders. An article by The Economist under the headline “Graft work” makes the point that “The most briberiddled sectors are oil, gas, mining, construction and transport.” Extract GONE are the days when multinationals could book bribes paid […]

Shell Corrib Gas Field testing being carried out illegally?

A 40m gas flare from the Ocean Guardian drilling rig during a well production test at the Corrib field, 80kms off Co Mayo. Photograph: Shell E&P Ireland Ltd By John Donovan Last Wednesday The Irish Times reported that Shell E&P Ireland has begun two months of testing at its north Mayo onshore refinery in preparation for […]

Shell corruption that led to blackmail

The invoice for the alcohol has been the foundation of a two year blackmailing operation with OSSL bombarding money demands on Shell for alcohol Shell had already paid for in full. Consequently, the OSSL invoice is of huge significance in relation to alleged very serious corruption and associated blackmail on an unprecedented scale. EMAIL FROM […]

OSSL SHELL BLACKMAIL

OSSL is demanding payment for over €30,000 worth of alcohol OSSL supplied to Irish cops on behalf of Shell, which says it entered into a full and final confidential settlement with OSSL in August 2012 and refuses to pay them off again.  Desmond Kane of OSSL outside Shell office in Dublin By John Donovan On […]

BLACKMAILING SHELL: DEFAMATION THREAT FROM OSSL

We at OSSL would like to caution you as the editor of your Shell Blog, about the use of the term blackmail in the matter headlined above. EMAIL RECEIVED FROM OSSL From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]> Date: 17 November 2014 08:54:38 GMT To: John Shell News <[email protected]>, Michiel Brandjes <[email protected]> Subject: Unfounded claims of Blackmail […]

OSSL BLACKMAIL PLOT AGAINST SHELL

To its credit Shell has not given in to the subsequent money demands, but neither has it apparently reported the matter to the Irish Police. One can see the difficulty. How do you go about asking the Irish police to investigate a blackmail plot over free alcohol worth over €35,000 given to the Irish Police […]

Shell gave Irish Cops enough alcohol to stock a pub

Above item recently circulated by OSSL EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO FRANCES FITZGERALD, IRISH MINISTER FOR JUSTICE.  SENT 10 NOVEMBER 2014 From: John Donovan <johndonovan@> Subject: OSSL Shell Date: 10 November 2014 16:17:03 GMT Cc: [email protected] To: [email protected] Dear Justice Minster Frances Fitzgerald I sent an email to you on 4 November 2014 regarding the […]

Corrib Gas Project: Vermilion’s shameful tax avoidance deal

In order to facilitate intra-group financing, Vermilion was setting up a Hungarian company that would have a branch in Luxembourg, with an office, a desk, a telephone, fax number and one employee on its payroll. News Release – Issued by Shell to Sea November 7th , 2014 – For immediate release — Corporation tax is […]

SHELL OSSL IRISH FABLES

Shell says the alcohol never existed. On the other hand, if it did exist, they have already paid for it as part of a full and final settlement with OSSL who, in addition to being bootleggers, may also be blackmailers demanding money from Shell over a bribery scheme. THE AUDIO OF THE COVERTLY RECORDED CONSULTATION […]

Corrib Gas Project: Blackmail & Corruption?

JOHN DONOVAN EMAIL CIRCULATED 4/5 NOVEMBER 2014 TO EVERY IRISH TD MEMBER OF THE IRISH PARLIAMENT. This information is being supplied to you despite written threats I have received from Mr Marc Fitzgibbon, a senior partner of Dublin law firm, Lavelle. Mr Fitzgibbon represents OSS, the small “Mr Fixit” company which has distributed “sweeteners” (bribes) […]

OSSL Blackmail Plot Against Shell?

By John Donovan Since 22 October 2014 I have been updating an article posing the question: “Shell being blackmailed?” Top people at Royal Dutch Shell  have all spoken directly to a director of a former Shell “Mr Fixit” company in Ireland, OSSL, which has bombarded Shell with money demands to settle a dispute that Shell […]

Mixed Reaction to Shell’s €750,000 investment in Irish Broadband

By John Donovan The Irish Examiner reports that Shell has announced that it will provide high quality broadband for Mayo and Galway in Ireland. The 132 kilometres of high capacity fibre optic cable will run alongside the Corrib Gas pipeline. The Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny was present and gushing at the launch. However, by […]

Shell Arts Sponsorship Protest at the National Gallery

By John Donovan Royal Dutch Shell has suffered a string of PR debacles.  In October 2013, Shell Out Sounds, a group of singers, musicians and activists who opposed Shell’s sponsorship of Southbank Centre, staged an unsanctioned performance from the Royal Festival Hall’s choir seats in protest of a Shell Classic International concert.  The campaigners condemned […]

Shell 15 page confidential statement about OSSL allegations

By John Donovan I have provided a link to a 15 page document dated 3 October 2014, which Shell supplied to OSSL, the Irish company that has made serious allegations against Shell. The information in the document may be of interest to some readers who have followed the long running saga and likewise newspapers and […]

Royal Dutch Shell News 15 Oct 2014

By John Donovan WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGES ROYAL DUTCH SHELL TAX EVASION IN NIGERIA  A former manager of Shell Production Development Company in Nigeria has accused Shell of massive tax evasion. He also alleges that the Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission demanded a bribe from him as part of a related cover-up plan for Shell. The […]

Shell Corrib Gas Project Ireland: The Good News and the Bad News

By Nick Gill The Irish Independent has published an article providing an update on the delayed progress of the Shell led Corrib Gas Project in Ireland, which has been surrounded by controversy, including alleged corruption and persistent environmental protests from the outset.  Basically, the good news is that the volume of gas at peak production […]

Shell paid the Irish Police €158,746

By John Donovan We now have official confirmation that the Garda cops accused of brutality towards Corrib Gas Project protestors were working for Shell. According to an article published today by The Irish Times, Shell has paid the Garda €158,746 for policing in Ireland, mainly arising from the force’s operation guarding the controversial Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo. […]

Shell/OSSL: The Irish Policing Fiasco Continues

By John Donovan  SHELL FUNDED CORRUPTION IN THE CORRIB GAS PROJECT IN IRELAND According to an Irish Independent article, the former Irish Justice Minister, Alan Shatter, who corresponded with me in relation to the OSSL corruption allegations against Shell and the Irish Police, has launched a blistering attack on the bosses of the watchdog Garda Ombudsman service […]

OSSL/SHELL: AN ANONYMOUS LETTER WITH A DUBLIN POSTMARK

You and your late father seem to have started out trying to hold Shell accountable for its actions. I hope you agree that accountability goes both ways, and it is fair that you should be held accountable for your own actions as well. The energy that fuels your website seems to be a deep resentment, […]

Is Police Corruption Legal in Ireland?

By John Donovan On 1st September I sent an email to Desmond Kane of OSSL containing these opening paragraphs from a proposed article… OSSL, the former Mr Fixit company for Shell EP Ireland, distributed sweeteners (bribes) on behalf of Shell to various parties to ease the tortuously slow progress of the controversial Corrib Gas Project. […]