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 […]
April 9, 2019

ZERO seizures of illicit solid fuel in 2019 despite growth in black market

5 April, Dublin Retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of solid fuel in Ireland are outraged today following a response to a parliamentary question from Minister for Finance […]
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 […]
October 11, 2016

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) disappointed at increase in excise tax which will directly impact retailers and the poorer in our society.

11 October 2016 This comes despite the fact that his own Department has acknowledged that such increase, as a result of the level of smuggling and […]
July 5, 2016

Retailers welcome cross-border Joint Agency Task Force’s first report on its efforts in tackling cross jurisdictional crime

5 July 2016 Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) today welcomed the first report from the Joint Agency Task Force, which was set up under the Fresh Start, […]
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 […]