March 15, 2018

Illegal cigarette factory found in Louth highlights growing market for criminal gangs, say concerned retailers.

15 March 2018 11 people have been arrested after an illegal cigarette production factory was discovered by Gardaí and Revenue in Louth today. 25 million illegal […]
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 […]
April 27, 2017

Retailers and the Exchequer suffer as over 742 million cigarettes bought illegally or brought from overseas

27 April 2017 The Revenue 2016 Annual report shows more resources are needed to tackle tobacco and alcohol smuggling: • In 2016, 10% of the cigarettes […]
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 […]
February 20, 2017

Retailers call for Government consultation on making it an offense to purchase illicit products

20 February 2017 Retailers across the country are today calling on the Government to urgently consult with them on measures to tackle sales of illegal cigarettes […]
November 30, 2016

Dublin Retailers call on the Government to take action as criminal gangs profit from Christmas shoppers

30th November 2016 The seizure of over 661,00 illicit cigarettes over the course of the past week illustrates that criminal gangs set to profit from Christmas […]
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 […]