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Shell to Sea also gave an undertaking in the tender that it would “not be bribed, swayed or unduly influenced by the oil and gas giants” News release – Issued by Shell to Sea Monday 14th October 2013 SHELL TO SEA TENDER FOR OIL & GAS REVIEW Shell to Sea have today submitted a tender […]

Eight Shell to Sea protesters due in court

We no longer believe we can have equality before the law until such time as an independent, international panel/commission has investigated the policing of the Shell/Corrib project with specific reference to policies, practices, procedures, bribery, corruption and collusion. Eight Shell to Sea protesters due in court over public order offences Spokespeople Maura Harrington and Terence […]

Irish review into oil and gas tax rates

A report released by the Shell to Sea campaign, which has opposed the Corrib gas field off Mayo, last year claimed there are 69 prospects, discoveries and licensed areas off Ireland and that energy firms estimate the potential finds could hit 21 billion barrels of oil equivalent. 24 September 2013 Independent advisers are being sought […]


In the continuing absence of straightforward denials by Shell or the Garda, or any defamation proceedings brought by anyone from Shell or the Garda (numerous individuals have been named in relation to the scandal), it is unsurprising that public unease is growing day-by-day in Ireland, as is plain from material posted on YouTube and put […]

Eight Shell to Sea protesters due in court over public order offences

I am before this Court today on charges under Sections 8&9 of the Public Order Act and Section 53 of the Road Traffic Act alleged on 01 August and 03 August 2012. I request that the court direct that a nolle prosequi be entered in this instance or, failing that, that the hearing of the […]

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 , […]

Garda Superintendent Thomas Murphy: A clean pair of hands?

By John Donovan The claimed latest development announced today about the Corrib Gas Project Corruption Scandal is that a Superintendent Thomas Murphy has been appointed to investigate. We reported on this development nearly a month ago and published an email he sent to OSSL on 9 July. Supt Murphy presented himself “as an independent person […]

Gardaí deny booze bribes

Superintendent appointed to examine allegations Áine Ryan A SENIOR garda is examining serious allegations about Belmullet gardaí accepting boxes of booze from Shell before Christmas 2007, The Mayo News can exclusively reveal. The Garda Press Office confirmed last night that ‘a garda superintendent had been appointed to examine the matter’. It declined to confirm the […]

Garda examining claims alcohol was delivered to Mayo station

ARTICLES BY LORNA SIGGINS ABOUT THE SHELL GARDA SCANDAL PUBLISHED TODAY AUG 13, BY THE IRISH TIMES Garda examining claims alcohol was delivered to Mayo station Senior officer’s examination underway for over a month Tue, Aug 13, 2013 An Garda Síochána has appointed a senior officer to examine claims a company contracted to Shell E&P […]


By John Donovan The article published on Sunday in The Observer has created a firestorm of interest in Ireland with hundreds of comments posted on online discussion forums. Many contributors make a very good point saying that the OSSL invoice posted on this website is fake. They raise legitimate concerns about its authenticity, about the […]


“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 […]

Shell’s man inside the Garda: Superintendent Joe Gannon

By John Donovan I have recently reported on the daily email bombardment of Royal Dutch Shell executives by the disgruntled former “Mr Fixit” company for Shell in Ireland: OSSL The email below provides more information about Shell’s attempt to bully an eye witness into giving perjured evidence to an official inquiry relating to a violent […]

Daily bombardment of Shell by disgruntled Irish Company continues

The daily email bombardment of Shell by their former “Mr Fixit” in Ireland continues unabated. OSSL was used as a conduit by Shell to bribe the Irish Police Force and engage in other illegal activity on Shell’s behalf. By John Donovan The daily email bombardment of Shell by their former “Mr Fixit” in Ireland continues […]

Ireland Digs Deep For Economic Recovery

The solution to Ireland’s economic woes could be under the seabed – if further reserves are found it could begin exporting oil. Saturday 03 August 2013 By David Blevins, Ireland Correspondent, in County Mayo Seismic surveys are to be carried out to ascertain if Ireland has enough oil and gas reserves to export fuel. Shell […]