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 […]
February 29, 2024

Retailers Against Smuggling shocked at illegal cigarette factory operating in Dublin

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcomes the closure by Revenue officers of an illegal cigarette factory operating in the heart of Dublin  On Friday, February 23, Revenue […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]