November 30, 2022

Seizure of 10 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort welcomed by Irish retailers

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcomes yesterday’s major seizure of 10 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort. The seizure had an estimated retail value of €7.9 million, representing […]
October 27, 2022
Surge in tobacco seizures

Surge in tobacco seizures points to booming illicit trade as retailers face uncertain winter

Retailers encouraged to report suspicious trade of illicit cigarettes and tobacco to Revenue A significant spike in cigarette and tobacco seizures by Revenue in October signals […]
September 27, 2022
Budget 2023

Retailers concern over tobacco excise increase ignored in Budget 2023

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has expressed frustration over an excise increase on tobacco which is set to drive further black-market activity as consumers grapple with the soaring cost-of-living.
September 15, 2022
Retailers Against Smuggling Pre-Budget Submission 2023 - Cost-of-living

Retailers warn cost-of-living crisis is not the right time for further excise increases

Widening the gap between price of duty paid tobacco vs what’s available on the black market coupled with cost-of-living is creating unfair competition and financial loss […]
August 31, 2022

Retailers’ welcome seizure of illicit cigarettes and tobacco valued at €5.5million

RAS has welcomed the Revenue seizure of illicit tobacco and cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5.5 million at Dublin Port.
July 12, 2022
Illicit Cigarettes Seized Co Meath

Retailers’ welcome latest Revenue seizure of 1.5 million illicit cigarettes in Co. Meath

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcome the seizure of 1.5 million illicit cigarettes at a premises in Co. Meath. The seizure had an estimated retail value of […]
May 13, 2022
Retailers’ welcome seizure of 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Retailers’ welcome seizure of 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcome the announcement by Revenue regarding the seizure of 9 million cigarettes at Dublin Port on Friday, 13th May. The seizure had […]
May 13, 2022
Counterfeit Cigarettes

Rise in counterfeit cigarettes indicates likely operation of illegal factories in Ireland

Counterfeit cigarettes now account for 7% of all illegal packs held by Irish smokers, indicating the likely operation of illegal factories.
January 31, 2022
Seizure at Rosslare Europort

Retailers Against Smuggling welcome seizure of 4.3m cigarettes at Rosslare Europort

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcomes the announcement by Revenue regarding the seizure of 4.3 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort on Saturday, 29th January. The seizure had […]