April 8, 2024

1 in 4 Irish people have bought products from the black market in the last year 

A fifth of smokers are buying untaxed and unregulated vapes, cigarettes and tobacco from illicit sources  Dublin, Ireland – April 8 A quarter of Irish people […]
July 14, 2023
Budget 2021

New Poll: 76% of people will not report illegal tobacco sales

One-third of Irish smokers prepared to purchase illicit tobacco  A new poll, commissioned by representative body, Retailers Against Smuggling, has demonstrated the resilience of the illegal […]
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 […]
February 24, 2023

Seizures of over 6,000kgs of tobacco at Dublin Port welcomed by Irish retailers

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcomes the announcement (23.02.23) by Revenue of the major seizure at Dublin Port of approximately 6,000kgs of tobacco and 2,400 cigarettes on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]