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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.

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Related: Garda Ombudsman to investigate Shell ‘booze bribes’ allegations 22 Oct 2013 

Frances Fitzgerald pledges ‘significant reform’ for Garda: The Irish Times 15 May 2014

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The Guerin report raises “fundamental issues about the Garda Síochána, their investigation of criminal cases and the responses to serious concerns raised about them”, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has told the Dáil. In her first address to the House in her new portfolio, she also said the report raised fundamental issues about “Garda management and oversight, basic policing procedures and the role of bodies such as GSOC (Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission) and the Department of Justice and Equality”.

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