In your letters page, (Examiner 3/4/’14), Kathleen O’Meara of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) rejects the latest figures on smuggled tobacco, but she would say that, wouldn’t she?
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers’ Advisory Committee (ITMAC) claims that 27.9% of tobacco in Cork is illegal (Irish Examiner, April 1). The Revenue Commissioners provide data on tobacco smuggling.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2014
Nearly one in every three cigarettes smoked in Cork city and county could be contraband, according to a survey which points to massive losses to Revenue from smuggling.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
Tobacco manufacturers and retailers have warned that new EU anti-smoking legislation will boost the illegal tobacco market and cost the State tens of millions of euro.
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013
The trade in illegal tobacco appears to be accelerating significantly with 23 counties recording convictions for unlawful activities last year.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
IRISH tobacco manufacturers have claimed graphic images on cigarette packets will not force smokers to quit the habit.
Thu, 18 Aug, 2011
New figures from the tobacco industry show the illegal tobacco trade in Ireland is on the decline.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
FORTY cannabis plants with a street value of €16,000 were discovered in a makeshift cannabis factory in a house in Togher in Cork this weekend.
Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
More than 114 million cigarettes worth €38m have been seized by Customs over a three-month period.
Sun, 28 Nov, 2010
CRIME gangs making €3 million a week from selling smuggled cigarettes are using children as young as 12 as “runners” to hold their cash.
Fri, 27 Aug, 2010
A lorry load of black-market cigarettes worth about €3m was seized today.
Mon, 19 Apr, 2010
CUSTOMS officers have disrupted an illegal tobacco distribution network following a significant seizure in Cork – the value of which was revised upwards last night.
Fri, 29 Jan, 2010
THE largest seizure of contraband cigarettes in the history of the state was made in Greenore, Co Louth, yesterday on a ship carrying up to 120 million cigarettes, enough to flood the Irish market.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
CIGARETTE smuggling is costing the state hundreds of millions of euro in lost levies.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2009
Caroline O’Doherty warns Micheál Martin’s real battle might be after the ban.
Mon, 01 Mar, 2004
The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee (ITMAC) has expressed its regret that Charlie McCreevy has added 25c to a packet of 20 cigarettes.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2003
FERGUS Finlay in his column (Irish Examiner, August 19) gave us a breathtaking display of hypocrisy.
Mon, 25 Aug, 2003
THE State is to take on the tobacco giants in the courts to ensure tough new advertising bans stay in place, Health Minister Micheál Martin confirmed yesterday.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2002
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