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Shell to Sea calls for whistleblowers to ‘expose malpractice and corruption’ at gas project

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Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 13.51.56Extracts from an article published 15 May 2014 by the journal.ie

THE SHELL TO Sea campaign has made fresh calls this morning for whistleblowers in to come forward to “expose malpractice and corruption” in the Shell gas project in Corrib, Co Mayo.

Shell to Sea’s Terence Conway said the group is asking whistleblowers from within the ranks of An Garda Síochána, Shell, Shell contractors and any State agency involved in facilitation the project to come forward.

One former Shell subcontractor alleged last year that it was tasked with providing local residents with items like tennis courts and television sets on behalf of Shell to keep them on side. The company also claimed it had delivered €35,000 worth of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station in December 2007. The Garda Ombudsman is now investigating these allegations. read more

Institutional corruption in the Gardaí

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 14.50.09Shell to Sea notes the resignation of Alan Shatter and his replacement by Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Justice as a long overdue development. Terence Conway, Shell to Sea spokesperson, says “Alan Shatter showed contempt for everybody who raised issues of wrongdoing in an Garda Siochána and it was clear he never had any intention of dealing with institutional corruption in the Gardaí. We ask that his successor takes immediate action to deal with the blatant abuses of power that, unfortunately, are rampant within the force.”

News Release – Issued by Mayo Shell to Sea
May 8th , 2014 – For immediate release

Shell to Sea notes the resignation of Alan Shatter and his replacement by Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Justice as a long overdue development. Terence Conway, Shell to Sea spokesperson, says “Alan Shatter showed contempt for everybody who raised issues of wrongdoing in an Garda Siochána and it was clear he never had any intention of dealing with institutional corruption in the Gardaí. We ask that his successor takes immediate action to deal with the blatant abuses of power that, unfortunately, are rampant within the force.” read more

OSSL EMAIL SENT TO SHELL CEO TODAY RE GARDA BOOZE SCANDAL

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EMAIL SENT TODAY BY DESMOND KANE OF OSSL TO MICHAEL CROTHERS, CEO, SHELL EP IRELAND

From: THE OSSL COMPANY <[email protected]>
Date: 14 August 2013 17:30:32 BST
To: Michael Crothers <[email protected]>, Michiel Brandjes <[email protected]>, Peter Voser <[email protected]>
Subject: Code of conduct Shells actions on Corrib

Dear Mr Crothers ,

A comment your spokesperson made yesterday, has been brought to our attention regarding Shells code of conduct .

May we politely request an answer to this question …  Senior Shell Corrib management person read more

The integrity of Shell EP Ireland CEO Michael Crothers

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 14.17.32At that point, when you send a letter in your name knowing that it is designed to deceive, you have lost your integrity and join previous Shell senior executives, such as Jeroen van der Veer, who also gave in to the dark side of Shell. Bill Campbell, the retired HSE Group Auditor of Shell International has confirmed that the same internal investigation smokescreen was used in respect of the Brent Bravo deaths scandal.

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: OSSL DEBACLE
Date: 10 June 2013 09:32:04 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected], “[email protected] COMPANY” <[email protected]>

Dear Mr Crothers

I am writing to you in connection with your response letter dated 28 May 2013 to Deputy Clare Daly TD, a member of the Dail, the Irish Parliament.

As you will recall, the subject of the correspondence was OSSL, the company formally employed as a “Mr Fixit” by Shell E&P Ireland Limited. read more

SHELL SPONSORED CORRUPTION OF THE IRISH POLICE

Under the circumstances, I wondered if a pilot scheme was underway in Ireland already, with Shell sponsoring the Garda? Was some foolish government official or department conned into believing that Royal Dutch Shell is reputable? If so, I would have thought the sponsorship should flow into state coffers, rather than down the throats of apparently very thirsty police officers.

EMAIL TO JUSTICE MINISTER OF IRELAND, MR ALAN SHATTER TD.

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: SHELL SPONSORED CORRUPTION OF THE IRISH POLICE
Date: 1 May 2013 19:55:39 GMT+01:00
To: INFO <[email protected]>
Cc: [email protected]

Dear Mr Shatter

As you may be aware, your private secretary has kindly acknowledged receipt on your behalf of three emails I have already sent to you regarding the above subject.

I listened with interest to a segment broadcast on BBC Radio 4 “PM” programme this evening of possible brand sponsorship of the UK police. read more

CORRUPTION ENGULFING SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT

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I have in my possession a vast array of what I believe to be authentic communications and correspondence relating to this matter. There is so much, that it will take some time to organise it all into date order in pdf files. All of the evidence comes from a firm working for Shell, the OSSL Company.

EMAIL SENT TO IRISH MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR ALAN SHATTER TD

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: CORRUPTION ENGULFING SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT
Date: 29 April 2013 09:20:43 GMT+01:00
To: INFO <[email protected]>

Dear Mr Brennan

You will recall the email correspondence earlier this month when you kindly passed on to Alan Shatter TD, the Minister for Justice & Equality, information I supplied in relation to alleged widespread corrupt practices, involving the Garda and other parties, all instigated by Shell in relation to the controversial Corrib Gas Project. read more

Alleged Shell corruption surrounding Corrib Gas Project

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By John Donovan

A few days ago I sent an email to Mr. Alan Shatter TD, the Irish Minister responsible for Justice & Equality.

ALLEGED CORRUPTION OF THE IRISH POLICE BY SHELL

I have now received an acknowledgement on his behalf, but no indication yet of what steps, if any, are being taken to investigate.

The corruption allegations made by OSSL, a supplier to Shell E&P Ireland, are so serious, alleged to involve *hundreds of Garda police officers, that the Irish government will have to take action to establish whether the allegations are true or false. read more

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO SHELL OFFICIAL MICHIEL BRANDJES: 10 SEPT 2012

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE: SENT 10 SEPT 2012

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: Shell Corrib Gas Project Allegations of Corruption
Date: 10 September 2012 08:43:45 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected]

Dear Mr Brandjes

Printed below is a self-explanatory email received today.

If you wish to investigate this matter kindly let me know by 3pm UK time today. If I receive no response by then, I will assume that the email is authentic and that this is another one of those occasions where Shell does not wish to comment on the allegations being made. Readers will then be able to draw their own conclusions. read more

Shell protest woman lacks confidence in commission inquiry

The Irish Times – Friday, April 8, 2011

CONOR LALLY

INVESTIGATION: ONE OF the women at the centre of the Garda rape comments controversy has expressed a lack of confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s ability to investigate the gardaí involved and to sanction them.

Jerrie Ann Sullivan said more than 100 complaints have been made over the past two years about gardaí policing the anti-Shell protests in Mayo but none of the gardaí had been sanctioned.

“That doesn’t leave you with a huge amount of hope,” she told a Shell to Sea press conference in Dublin. read more

Women to make complaint about gardaí

The Irish Times – Thursday, April 7, 2011

LORNA SIGGINS and CONOR LALLY

THE GARDA Síochána Ombudsman Commission is due to receive a formal complaint today from the two women at the centre of the controversy over allegations of misconduct by Garda officers.

One of the women is also due to attend a Shell to Sea press conference in Dublin this morning.

The Garda ombudsman initiated an inquiry on Tuesday as a “matter of public interest”, following the revelation that gardaí were inadvertently recorded on a camera making jokes about threatening to deport and rape one of the women. read more

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