Donegal Dollop has learned that a lucrative offshore tax avoidance scheme operating out of Arranmore is a big hit with celebrities all over the county.
The scheme involves withdrawal of all monies owed to the revenue from bank accounts, placing them on the Arranmore passenger ferry at Burtonport, and depositing them in steel bunkers, which are then cast off into the fast-moving waters of the channel between Rutland island (Inis Mhic an Doirn) and Inishcoo (Inis Cú), an area known as The Black Hole.
The shelter provided by the islands allows the Ferry to run in all but the most severe weather conditions meaning crafty buggers from all over the county can deposit their funds away from the prying eyes of The Revenue Commissioners.
Daniel O’Donnell, Enya, Shay Given, Blind-Date contestant Bernard McHugh, and that Gweedore doll who produced Riverdance, are all rumoured to have deposits of wealth estimated to be in the millions deposited in The Black Hole, making it very popular with deep-sea divers and loan sharks.
British comedian, Jimmy Carr, has been contacted by the Arranmore Tourist Board to let him know the Island’s Black Hole is available for use should he require it in the short term.