January 12, 2024
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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 […]
August 2, 2023

Only three scanners available to monitor all the country’s ports 

Revenue under resourced to check the 1.2m freight vehicles that enter Ireland every year  The Minister for Finance Michael McGrath has stated that there are only […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 24, 2018

Sale of Illicit Goods Bill 2017 To Be Debated in The Dáil Today

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has welcomed a debate due to take place in the Dáil this evening (17.20) on Fianna Fáil’s Private Members Bill the Sale […]
April 25, 2018

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

25 April 2018 Following the release of Revenue’s Annual Report 2017 and Ipsos MRBI Illegal Tobacco Products Research Survey 2017, Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) is again […]
March 8, 2018

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

8 March 2018 Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has welcomed a new bill introduced by Fianna Fail’s Deputy Anne Rabbitte today, Wednesday. The Criminal Law Anne Rabbitte […]
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 […]