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SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT SCANDAL: THE FAKE INVOICE?

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 VAT number and the content of the email, which looks like it has been drafted to embarrass Shell.

There is a simple answer. Call in the Garda to investigate? Why has this not already been done? Perhaps we already know the answer.
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Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí ‘raise serious concerns’

A company that worked for shell until 2010 claims it delivered a large amount of alcohol to gardaí in Belmullet in December 2007.

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12 Aug 2013

REPRESENTATIVES OF SHELL to Sea have called for an independent inquiry into allegations by a company that it distributed alcohol to gardaí while working on behalf of Shell in Co Mayo.

In an article in The Observer yesterday, Glasgow based company OSSL, which procured materials and services for Shell, claimed it was tasked with providing “a tennis court, cookers, television sets, agricultural equipment, school fees, home improvements, garden centre visits, forestry equipment” for local residents on behalf of Shell, to keep them on side. read more

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SHELL GARDA CORRUPTION SCANDAL EXPLODES IN MAINSTREAM PRESS

Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 15.42.20So here we have an incredible situation in which a small company publicly and repeatedly admits that it engaged in large-scale long term bribery of the Irish Police on the express instruction of its masters, Shell EP Ireland. It admits that related invoices were falsified on the instruction of Shell to hide what was going on. It admits that the free booze used to bribe the police was brought across the border in a clandestine operation. Yet nearly a year after we first published these admissions, there is no criminal investigation of OSSL?

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By John Donovan

Almost a year after we first broke news of the OSSL allegations against Shell, claiming it had been used by Shell EP Ireland to corrupt the Irish police (the Garda), the story has now exploded in the UK and Irish mainstream press. The Observer published a full page article yesterday and the main Irish newspapers have covered the story this morning. There are now calls for an International Independent Inquiry.

Shell and the Garda have attempted to hide behind a smokescreen device claiming initial internal investigations found no evidence. Because of the continued pressure that this website applied in a variety of ways, including regularly publishing evidence and articles, contacting Alan Shatter, the Irish Justice Minister, and every member of the Irish Parliament etc, both Shell and the Garda have launched further investigations. In the case of Shell, after the personal intervention in May by Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Peter Voser, when he was cornered at the Shell AGM.
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BUSTED – SHELL BRIBE COPS WITH BOOZE

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 14.17.32In a separate incident OSSL also revealed that former Shell Ireland CEO, Terry Nolan, pressured OSSL manager Neil Rooney to change his statement to the Office of the Garda Ombudsman who were investigating an attack by the Gardaí on campaigners at Pollathomais pier which resulted in 20 people being injured. [2,3,4] Mr Rooney stated that on the 11th June 2007, Supt. Joe Gannon had told him before the attack ” I’m going to drive these fuckers into the sea “. OSSL claim that Mr Rooney was pressured by Terry Nolan to remove this quote from his final statement, telling him that “our man” (Supt. Joe Gannon) “had to be protected at all costs”. News release – Issued by Shell to Sea 

Monday 12th August 2013

BUSTED – SHELL BRIBE COPS WITH BOOZE

— Shell accused of bribing Gardaí and pressuring sub-contractor into withdrawing evidence —

It has been revealed by a former Shell subcontractor, OSSL, that they provided €35,000 worth of alcohol to the Gardaí in Christmas 2007. [1]
In a separate incident OSSL also revealed that former Shell Ireland CEO, Terry Nolan, pressured OSSL manager Neil Rooney to change his statement to the Office of the Garda Ombudsman who were investigating an attack by the Gardaí on campaigners at Pollathomais pier which resulted in 20 people being injured. [2,3,4] Mr Rooney stated that on the 11th June 2007, Supt. Joe Gannon had told him before the attack ” I’m going to drive these fuckers into the sea “. OSSL claim that Mr Rooney was pressured by Terry Nolan to remove this quote from his final statement, telling him that “our man” (Supt. Joe Gannon) “had to be protected at all costs”. [5]
OSSL claim that when Mr Rooney refused to alter his statement to the Ombudsman that Shell then began to freeze them out of work on the Corrib project and thus began the long-running dispute between them. read more

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Garda says ‘no evidence’ of Corrib alcohol delivery

British newspaper ‘Observer’ reported €70,000 worth of alcohol delivered to force after Corrib gas clashes

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Tom O’Brien: Mon, Aug 12, 2013

The Garda has said it has “no evidence” that €35,000 worth of alcohol was distributed to members of the force policing the Corrib gas pipeline works in the immediate aftermath of clashes with protesters.

Allegations that a company contracted to Shell E&P delivered large quantities of alcohol to the Garda – including a single delivery worth €35,000 to Belmullet Garda station in December 2007 – emerged in British media at the weekend. read more

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Gardai deny gas firm gave them alcohol worth €35k

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.

The company, which worked with Shell since 2002, had its contract terminated in 2010, and claims it is owed money by Shell E&P Ltd. read more

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