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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. 

So the cover-up by the Garda and Shell and the email barrage by Desmond Kane of OSSL circulated to the Garda, the Garda Ombudsman, Shell, and other parties, continues.

The email barrage is presumably what Shell complains about in The Mayo News article as his “behaviour”. 

There might be potential redress under harassment laws.

But once again, action might result in the truth coming out.

Not a desirable outcome for Shell, the Garda, the GSOC or its investigating officer, Mr Johan Groenewald. 

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