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Shell shares slump as it gets green light for Arctic drilling

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.35.25TOM BAWDEN: THE INDEPENDENT: Tuesday 18 August 2015

Shell’s shares slumped today after the US government finally gave it the green light to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean.

The FTSE 100 oil giant will be able to explore the ocean floor for hydrocarbons for the first time since 2012, when a series of mishaps including the grounding of a drilling rig off the coast of Alaska, ended a costly Arctic programme that has cost $7bn over the past decade and has yet to find a drop of oil.

But despite receiving final clearance by the Obama administration to finally resume drilling, investors were unimpressed, sending the group’s shares down by 14.50p, or 0.81%, to 1,778.50p. read more

Men tell court they supplied alcohol to Belmullet Gardaí for Shell

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Under oath, Mr Neil Rooney claimed that the first delivery of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station was made in 2005, and that in 2007, he was asked by Conor Byrne, a Senior Pipeline Engineer with Shell, to make a large delivery.

Mr Rooney, from Downpatrick, Co Down, said he went to the north and bought £7,000 worth of alcohol. When Mr Byrne saw the amount of alcohol, Mr Rooney claimed he was told there were 300 gardaí in Erris and to get more. He said he bought another £18,000 worth of alcohol. read more

OSSL Blackmail Plot Against Shell?

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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 says it has already settled.

To be specific, Desmond Kane of OSSL has spoken in person to Peter Voser, Ben van Beurden, Jorma Ollila, Michiel Brandjes, Michael Crothers (and other senior people at Shell). read more

The truth about OSSL allegations

 By John Donovan

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.

The lucky recipients included a senior Irish Police Officer, Detective Chief Superintendent John Gilligan ([email protected])

OSSL has now supplied me with evidence confirming that their allegations against Shell are true.

The evidence comes from a person of high repute personally present when senior  representatives of Shell, including the Managing Director of Shell EP Ireland. Michael Crothers, carried out repeated negotiations in an attempt to agree a settlement of monies owed to OSSL for buying the sweeteners on Shell’s behalf, including alcohol.   read more

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

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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 due to the public nature of the allegations.” 

I can answer this question with complete confidence.

There is absolutely no chance that this would happen because the truth might come out.  read more

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 make a serious accusation against a public servant and that individual is subsequently cleared by an official investigation, it becomes an even more serious libel if the same unfounded accusation is repeated.

This upping of the defamation stakes is multiplied in the case of Irish police officers accused by OSSL of handling alcohol purchased by OSSL on behalf of Shell, as they have been effectively cleared of the allegations in FIVE separate investigations. Two by the Garda, two by Shell and the most recent by the Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC). read more

Disarray continues at Irish Police Ombudsman Commission

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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 have ground to a halt, possibly due to other controversial events surrounding the GSOC. 

There is some indication of the degree of disarray by the news today that a high level whistleblower – no less than a deputy chief of the GSOC – has “put the boot into watchdog boss and his former colleagues in a scathing five-page resignation letter.”  read more

Legal panel to examine Garda misconduct allegations

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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 the Government approved terms for draft laws to strengthen the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission with new powers, including the right to investigate any alleged criminal conduct by a Garda commissioner. In respect of some 220 allegations about members of the force, Attorney General Máire Whelan will engage a panel of two senior counsel and five junior counsel to scrutinise files and advise whether further action is required. At issue is a deluge of allegations received from the public by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Ministers, TDs and Government departments. read more

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

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 16.30.10Will 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 take legal action. 

By John Donovan

The proof is provided below that since OSSL allegations of Shell sponsored corruption on the Corrib Gas Project were first brought to my attention in September 2012, I have written and published over 100 articles on the subject. Our regular visitors must be thoroughly bored by the subject. I know that at least one is.

I have named numerous individuals as having knowledge of these matters and named senior Garda Cops that were up to their necks in the free Shell booze scandal.

Last August I published an article: Where is my defamation writ from Shell? read more

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