March 15, 2018

Illegal cigarette factory found in Louth highlights growing market for criminal gangs, say concerned retailers.

15 March 2018 11 people have been arrested after an illegal cigarette production factory was discovered by Gardaí and Revenue in Louth today. 25 million illegal […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 16, 2016

Ireland has the most expensive alcohol products and the second most expensive tobacco products in Europe which directly fuels the Black Market and damages legitimate businesses, says retailers.

16 June 2016 Statistics published by Eurostat yesterday show that Ireland is the second most expensive country in Europe for tobacco and first for alcohol. This […]
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 […]
May 9, 2016

Retailers group welcome Illicit Trade report that highlights attractiveness of smuggling to criminals in Ireland

9 May 2016 The Illicit Trade 2015-2016 Implications for the Irish economy released today by Grant Thornton highlights that the key driver for the illicit trade […]
March 15, 2016

Retailers call for next Programme for Government to seriously commit to tackling the illegal trade of tobacco and fuel.

15 March 2016 In a letter sent today to all parties, Retailers against Smuggling (RAS) set down an Action Plan which it believes will go a […]