Shell welcomes GSOC's rejection of claim that alcohol was given to gardaí

Shell has welcomed the decision by GSOC (Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission ) that there is no evidence to support claims the oil company delivered alcohol to local garda stations.

In a two-page report published on Friday, GSOC said there was no substance to the allegations that a company called OSSL, which was employed by Shell from 2005 to 2010, supplied alcohol to gardaí on behalf of Shell.

No evidence of the purchase or delivery of alcohol to garda stations was found.

Speaking about the issue, Shell E&P Ireland managing director Michael Crothers said: “We have always treated the OSSL allegations with the utmost gravity, because they are completely contrary to our company’s business principles.

“These allegations have impacted negatively and unfairly on members of staff and on local residents. SEPIL co-operated fully with the GSOC investigation and we welcome the findings confirmed to us in writing.”


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