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August 2013

Ossl Shell Garda corruption scandal

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

What started out on a small scale as festive gifts, in later years expanded into an industrial scale operation, rewarding hundreds of Garda officers for their diligent support for Shell, steamrollering all opposition.

EMAIL SENT ON 15 AUGUST 2013 FROM OSSL TO SHELL LEGAL BOSS, PETER REES QC

Dear Mr Peter Rees

I have read your impressive article about Royal Dutch Shell and the Rule of Law.

Posted Date: 
16 August 2013

Did Shell deliver over €35K worth of booze to Mayo Gardai?

By: 
Raf Diallo - Newstalk

A contractor working for Shell has alleged that thousands of euros worth of alcohol was delivered to a Mayo Garda Station courtesy of the Gas group

 

On Sunday a Shell contractor who had worked in Ballynaboy, Co Mayo, alleged that over €35,000 worth of alcohol from a Northern Irish dispensary was delivered to a Mayo Garda station and unloaded from a truck by a senior Garda courtesy of the company.

Posted Date: 
16 August 2013

Shell welcomes Garda examination of booze delivery claims

By: 
Mayo Advertiser

Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL) welcomes An Garda Síochána’s examination of OSSL’s allegations that €35,000 worth of alcohol was delivered to Belmullet Garda Station in December 2007.

Posted Date: 
16 August 2013

Shell welcomes inquiry into claims of alcohol delivery to gardaí

By: 
Lorna Siggins and Dan Griffin - Irish Times

Corrib developer satisfied ‘no evidence has been found’ over alleged gift to Garda

Shell E&P Ireland says it welcomes the Garda Síochána’s examination of a contractor’s allegations that large quantities of alcohol were delivered on its behalf to Belmullet Garda station in 2007.

Posted Date: 
14 August 2013

Bribery allegations hit Statoil Ireland development project

By: 
Erlend Skarsaune - Aftenbladet

[Shell to Sea] Now Norwegian and British media have covered the story but still not a peep out of RTE.

Statoil’s scandal-dogged Corrib project in Ireland is already considerably delayed and three times more expensive than planned. Operator Shell is now accused of amongst other things bribing Irish police with large amounts of alcohol.

The Corrib field off the northwest coast of Ireland should have delivered gas ten years ago. But strong opposition from locals has meant that the field is still not producing, and made it NOK 17 billion (almost EUR 2.18 billion) more expensive than planned. The Corrib field’s overrun is 283 per cent when compared with its original budget, probably Statoil’s largest ever.

Posted Date: 
14 August 2013

Garda Superintendent Thomas Murphy: A clean pair of hands?

By: 
Aug 13th, 2013 by John Donovan.

Shells Cops

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 to the ongoing issues in Co Mayo” with clean hands.

Posted Date: 
13 August 2013

Gardai deny gas firm gave them alcohol worth 35k euro

By: 
Paul Melia – 12 August 2013 Independent.ie

GARDAI have rejected claims that officers policing the Corrib Gas protests were given alcohol worth €35,000 by the company building the pipeline.

An oil services company has claimed it delivered the alcohol in an unmarked van to Belmullet garda station in Mayo at Christmas 2007 following instructions by Shell E&P Ltd.

And OSSL, based in Bangor Erris, also claims it was charged with providing “accommodation services” to local residents, including home improvements, tennis courts, donating kitchen appliances and paying school fees.

Posted Date: 
13 August 2013

Abuses of Garda Power in Erris of Donegal proportions

By: 
AFRI (Action From Ireland)

Afri call for enquiry into allegations of @Shell booze bribes to Gardaí:

Afri has supported calls for an independent international enquiry into allegations that large quantities of alcohol were supplied by Shell to Gardaí in Belmullet, who are responsible for policing the Corrib Gas Project. The statement issued by the Gardai in response to these allegations was paltry and insulting, said Joe Murray of Afri.

Posted Date: 
13 August 2013

Bog magic realism on the BBC (chat with Donal O'Kelly inc dedication to Willie Corduff)

By: 
Donal O'Kelly on BBC Radio Scotland

via Twitter

Bog magic realism on the BBC (chat with Donal O'Kelly inc dedication to Willie Corduff

Starts at 37.05

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037z37f
 

 

Posted Date: 
13 August 2013

Shell welcomes Garda examination of alcohol claims

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

[Shell to Sea] Alternative title - "Briber welcomes Bribee examination of alcohol claims"

Report claimed drink worth €35,000 was delievered to gardai on Shell’s behalf

Posted Date: 
13 August 2013