June 14, 2018

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

14 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 […]
October 10, 2017

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

10th October 2018, Dublin Retailers are angry at the Government’s decision to impose yet another excise increase of 50c on tobacco, bringing the total cost of […]
September 28, 2017

One in Three Retailers Along the Border Concerned that Brexit will Create a Bigger Market for Smuggling Along the Border.

28th September 2017, Dublin A cross-border survey conducted by Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has revealed that one in three retailers in Ireland are concerned about the […]
April 27, 2017

Retailers and the Exchequer suffer as over 742 million cigarettes bought illegally or brought from overseas

27 April 2017 The Revenue 2016 Annual report shows more resources are needed to tackle tobacco and alcohol smuggling: • In 2016, 10% of the cigarettes […]
April 3, 2017

Retailers Against Smuggling welcome the Sale of Illicit Goods Bill as landmark step in the fight against smuggling

3 April 2017 Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) today welcome the introduction of the Sale of Illicit Goods Bill as a significant step in combating smuggling into […]
February 20, 2017

Retailers call for Government consultation on making it an offense to purchase illicit products

20 February 2017 Retailers across the country are today calling on the Government to urgently consult with them on measures to tackle sales of illegal cigarettes […]
July 21, 2016

Tax Strategy report encouraging Budget 2017 excise increase is direct win for smuggling criminals

21 July 2016 Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) Spokesperson Benny Gilsenan expressed his frustration and disappointment following the publication of the Tax Strategy Group report (TSG) today […]
July 21, 2016

OLAF calls for targeted national awareness-raising campaigns to fight cigarette smuggling

21 July 2016 Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS), representing over 3,000 retailers across Ireland, welcome the Eurobarometer survey OLAF (European Anti-Fraud Office) commissioned to explore the attitudes […]
May 27, 2016

As the Black Market continues to grow, what will the new Government do differently to tackle the blight of smuggling?

27 May 2016 Despite the prevalence of smoking in Ireland decreasing from 22% in 2009 to 17% in 2014 (Department of Health), the illicit trade of […]