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Retailers in Cavan 70% more concerned about smuggling as Brexit approaches

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Retailers in Monaghan 75% more concerned about smuggling as Brexit approaches

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Retailers in Sligo 45% more concerned about smuggling as Brexit approaches

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Retailers in Donegal 60% more concerned about smuggling as Brexit approaches

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Border Retailers 70% more concerned about impact Brexit will have on smuggling and the border, compared to last year’s annual survey

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Retailers in Louth 80% more concerned about smuggling as Brexit approaches

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Retailers and the Exchequer suffer as over 520 million cigarettes bought illegally or brought from overseas

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  • April 25, 2018
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Following the release of Revenue’s Annual Report 2017 and Ipsos MRBI Illegal Tobacco Products Research Survey 2017, Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) is again calling on the Government to provide more resources to combat smuggling, particularly due to the uncertainty caused by Brexit. The published reports show a marked increase in the trade of illicit goods…

Retailers Against Smuggling 2018 Survey

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  • March 8, 2018
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Following on from the success of last year’s survey, we are conducting a new survey of retailers in the Border counties to assess the main concerns retailers along the Border have in relation to smuggling, particularly in light of Brexit. We’d be grateful if you could please complete this two-minute survey . The deadline for…

Fagin’s Law: Retailers Against Smuggling Welcome Move To Protect Children From Criminals

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  • March 8, 2018
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Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has welcomed a new bill introduced by Fianna Fail’s Deputy Anne Rabbitte yesterday, Wednesday 7 March. The Criminal Law (Recruitment of Children to Engage in Criminal Activity) Bill 2018, more commonly referred to as Fagin’s Law, will make it an offence for an adult to recruit a child to carry out…

Increase in excise on cigarettes nothing more than stealth tax on customers and a gift to criminals – Retailers Against Smuggling

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  • October 10, 2017
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Cigarettes Honeycomb

  Retailers are angry at the Government’s decision to impose yet another excise increase of 50c on tobacco, bringing a packet of 20 cigarettes up to 12 euro. The move comes despite the Tax Strategy Group clearly stating in July that an increase in excise on tobacco would not generate any additional revenue, given the…