August 5, 2020

Ireland remains a target for tobacco smugglers as illegal cigarettes seized increases fivefold

Revenue seized 31.2 million cigarettes during first six months of 2020 compared to 6.6 million in the same period last year Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) have […]
May 11, 2020
Cigarette seizures

Seizures worth over €7.9m indicate cigarette smugglers are thriving despite coronavirus

Rigorous monitoring and increased checks by Revenue are essential to combat a potential increase in illicit trade of cigarettes over the coming months. That is the […]
February 3, 2020
RAS General Election 2020

More resources needed to tackle illegal smuggling in light of significant drop in tobacco products seizures

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) is calling on the next Government to consider further resources in the detection and prosecution of illegal smuggling of excisable goods. New […]
December 10, 2019
Monaghan Joint Policing Committee

Retailers Against Smuggling Highlight Devasting Impact of Illicit Solid Fuel with Gardaí and Local Politicians

Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) along with CPL Fuels Ireland and Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) met with representatives from the local Garda Síochána and members of the […]
October 8, 2019

Latest Excise Hike leaves Retailers at a Loss

Retailers are at a loss to understand the Government’s decision to impose another excise increase of 50c in today’s Budget. Retailers Against Smuggling’s (RAS) National Spokesperson […]
July 23, 2019

RAS welcomes RCPI call for more anti-smuggling funding

Retailers Against Smuggling have welcomed a call from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland for extra funding to be made available for anti-smuggling measures in […]
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 […]
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 […]