"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
-- People who made recording public were threatened with criminal prosecution --
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) engaged in spin and misinformation that misled the public over the Corrib ‘rape’ recording incident of March 2011 and undermined the case against Gardaí. A document published today – one year after the story broke – details GSOC’s attempts to serve the interests of An Garda Síochána by undermining the women who made the recording public, while deflecting attention from the behaviour of Gardaí. The document was prepared by one of the women involved; by several academics at NUI Maynooth; and by Dublin Shell to Sea. One year after GSOC launched its investigation (April 5th, 2011), there is no word of disciplinary action being recommended against the Gardaí involved. However, GSOC threatened several civilians affected by the incident with criminal prosecution.