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Police liquidity on Shell Corrib Gas project

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM A MEMBER OF THE “ROSSPORT FIVE” (WITH REPLY COMMENT NOW RECEIVED FROM OSSL) Hi, John I am one of the Rossport 5. I have followed the stream of detail on your web-site from OSSL in their exposé of gardai and much/many more. Thank you.   One very strange item  or dynamic , […]

SHELL GARDA CORRUPTION IN IRELAND EXPOSED BY THE OBSERVER

“The Observer asked the Garda and Gilligan specifically to deny the delivery, but no denial came, only a repeat of the prepared statement. The Observer replied that, unless a denial was received, we would presume the veracity of OSSL’s story. Silence ensued.” CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGES OF FULL PAGE ARTICLE IN THE OBSERVER PDF OF […]

Corrib gas field in Ireland, the scandalous project

The Corrib gas field in Ireland has become almost three times more expensive than planned and evoked local hatred against the company. The scandalous project is forgotten in Norway, however. Statoil is aware that the Corrib project has been controversial, but point out that Shell is operator for the development. ARTICLES ABOUT STATOIL, SHELL & […]

UN special rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib human rights issues

The report refers to evidence of “a pattern of intimidation, harassment, surveillance and criminalisation” of those peacefully opposing the gas project. UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, has called on the Irish government to investigate all allegations and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib Human Rights issues

In a report submitted to the UN Human Right Council last Monday (4th March), the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”. [1] Mrs […]

Beware of a man in a Shell Hat

By John Donovan: We have published below the content of an email sent on 1 March 2013 to Shell CEO Peter Voser by a former Shell supplier in Ireland: The OSSL Company. Basically it is alleged that Shell involved the company in corruption, facilitating bribes given to third parties on Shell’s behalf, including the Irish […]

Black Gold In Ireland? MindThe Eco Warriors, Though.

Big Oil has watched the Irish scene and its public protests and court cases with trepidation. John O’Sullivan, technical director with Providence Resources, told the Financial Times, “We’ve definitely seen a Corrib ripple effect…. [Potential investors] go through the technical assessment, it gets to their main board and then someone who has worked at Shell […]

Huge public pressure forced Shell to lift an injunction

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE OCTOBER 2005 The Guardian (UK): Don’t be defeatist: the power of protest is alive and well “…in Ireland last week huge public pressure forced Shell to lift an injunction which had seen five anti-pipeline farmers jailed for 94 days.” Friday 7 October 2005 The government cannot stifle dissent, say Helen […]

Shell may face contempt proceedings over pipeline breach

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE OCTOBER 2005 Western People: Shell may face contempt proceedings over pipeline breach “As the Rossport Five walked to freedom in the High Court on Friday after 94 days in jail, Shell oil company executives, who had demanded their imprisonment in the first place, were themselves having to face potential contempt […]

10,000 to march in support of pipeline protesters

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE SEPT 2005 Daily Telegraph: 10,000 to march in support of jailed pipeline protesters “Anger is mounting over the jailing of five landowners who have been in prison for nearly 100 days for objecting to Shell building a pipeline through one of the last European -wildernesses.”: “The case of the Rossport […]

80 days since five sincere men of principle were jailed by Shell

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE: ON THIS DAY IN 2005 Irish Times: Shell denies fears over loss of consents “It is 80 days since five sincere men of principle were jailed by Shell. Talks, not imprisonments, will resolve this impasse that has exposed the unhealthy state of our democracy.” Posted Sunday 18 Sept 2005 Lorna […]

‘Rossport Five’ supporters call for national rally

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Ireland On-Line: ‘Rossport Five’ supporters call for national rally “Supporters of the so-called Rossport Five, who were jailed 11 weeks ago over their protests against a controversial gas pipeline, are today calling for public support for a national rally demanding their release.” Thursday 15 Sept 2005 Supporters of […]

Irish Supplier Accuses Shell of Bribery, Cover-up and Sinister Threats

By John Donovan Printed below is a leaked email to a Shell EP Ireland manager, Mr Brian Foley, sent by a thoroughly disenchanted local supplier to the Corrib Gas Project in Ireland, an enterprise dogged by controversy. This includes several months imprisonment of local landowners, the Rossport Five and a hunger-strike by another jailed campaigner, […]

Question mark over legal status of Royal Dutch Shell Business Principles

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Question mark over legal status of Royal Dutch Shell Statement of General Business Principles “The development may also be of interest to the Rossport Five jailed in Ireland at Shell’s behest after making a stand on environmental grounds.” Friday 9 September 2005: 10.00am ET By John Donovan Comments […]