July 4, 2018

Retailers Against Smuggling attend Leinster House briefing to raise awareness of the growing concern surrounding smuggling in Ireland

Wednesday 4 July, Dublin On Wednesday, 4 July, Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) attended a Leinster House briefing hosted by Fianna Fáil Deputy Declan Breathnach to raise […]
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 25, 2018

Retailers and the Exchequer suffer as over 520 million cigarettes bought illegally or brought from overseas

25 April 2018 Following the release of Revenue’s Annual Report 2017 and Ipsos MRBI Illegal Tobacco Products Research Survey 2017, Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) is again […]
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 […]
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 […]