Archive for: June, 2016

Smuggled Cigs

Statistics published by Eurostat yesterday show that Ireland is the second most expensive country in Europe for tobacco and first for alcohol. This breaks down to 189% of the European average for tobacco products and 175% for alcohol. The Illicit Trade 2015-2016 Implications for the Irish economy report published recently by Grant Thornton highlighted that…

Smuggled Cigs in Tyre

Despite the good work done by Revenue the illicit trade of tobacco continues to be a huge burden on the public purse with an annual loss of revenue to the Exchequer. In the first five months of 2016 Revenue seized smuggled cigarettes and tobacco products worth almost €12.3 million to the Exchequer, an increase of…

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Retailers group welcome Illicit Trade report that highlights attractiveness of smuggling to criminals in Ireland The Illicit Trade 2015-2016 Implications for the Irish economy released today by Grant Thornton highlights that the key driver for the illicit trade of cigarettes and tobacco products is the increasing level of excise tax. Retailers Against Smuggling spokesperson and…