January 12, 2024
Dublin Port (2)

Seizures of illegal tobacco jump 50% in one year

Total value of Revenue seizures of illegal tobacco in 2023 was €58m, up from €38.7m in 2022 According to their figures, Revenue has seized €58m worth […]
October 6, 2023

New poll: Half of 18-34 year olds willing to purchase illegal tobacco

Survey confirms Revenue findings that a third of tobacco products in the country are illegal or non-Irish Duty Paid 33% of Irish smokers are prepared to […]
September 28, 2023

Retailers Against Smuggling call for government to increase resources in budget to combat smuggling 

Illegal tobacco sales cost the Exchequer €384 million in 2022, Revenue needs more funds to combat smuggling    In its pre-budget submission released today, Retailers Against […]
July 5, 2023
Tobacco Seizure Dublin Port

Retailers welcome new major tobacco seizure valued at €10 million 

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcomes the seizure by Gardaí and Revenue Customs officers of counterfeit cigarettes in West Dublin on July 4. The seizure has an […]
June 2, 2023
RAS General Election 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH BILL REACTION: Proposed licensing scheme fails to protect consumers from illegal tobacco sales

Meaningful enforcement measures are required to curb the enormity of illegal tobacco sales  Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) today (June 1) calls on the Government to increase […]
April 27, 2023

Nearly one third of Irish smokers don’t pay Irish duty

Rates of illegal cigarettes in 2022 jumped by 43% compared to the previous year, costing the Exchequer a record €384 million in 2022 Retailers Against Smuggling […]
March 21, 2023

Retailers concerned over increasing number of contraband seizures 

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) today welcome the announcement of new tobacco seizures in County Cork and Louth, however, note concern over the increasing number of contraband seizures […]
May 10, 2019

Massive spike in illicit roll your own tobacco damaging legitimate retailers

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) have expressed their outrage at the figures shown in Revenue’s Annual Report and Tobacco Products Survey 2018, released this morning (Wednesday)The figures […]
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 […]