We are disappointed to see increased excise duty by 50c in #Budget2021. Revenue’s own Illegal Tobacco Survey for 2019 found that 24% of all cigarettes in the State are illegal or Non-Irish Duty Paid - today's increase will worsen the problem.

Revenue officers seized more than 400,000 cigarettes and €21,000 worth of cannabis in two separate operations today. @thejournal_ie

The Irish shadow economy is extremely damaging to business and consumers alike.

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Revenue have seized 24,000 Cigarettes worth €16,400 in Wexford. The shadow economy is not only detrimental to the exchequer, but highly damaging to the industry and retailers alike. Indigenous SME’s are the backbone of the Irish economy. #Newstalk

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