€5.5 million worth of tobacco and cigarettes seized by Revenue

Revenue officers seized €5.5 million worth of illegal tobacco and cigarettes at Dublin Port.  Routine operations lead to the seizure, which was executed with the use of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner. Over 3 tonnes of “roll your own” tobacco and 4.5 million cigarettes in total were seized. The illegal cigarettes branded ‘Kingdom’ and tobacco branded … Read more

Cannabis worth €1.5m seized at Rosslare Europort

The Revenue Commissioners reported that cannabis worth more than €1.5 million had been seized at Rosslare Europort.About 77kg of the drug was discovered by Revenue officers and the Garda at the Co Wexford port on Monday.During a search of an unattended trailer that had arrived on a ship from Cherbourg, France, the drugs were discovered. … Read more

Cocaine and heroin worth over €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort

Revenue officers seized €1.3 million worth of heroin and cocaine as part of a search at Rosslare Europort today. Revenue officers stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer this morning after it arrived on a ferry from Dunkirk in France. The drugs were discovered after Revenue officers stopped and searched an unaccompanied trailer this morning that … Read more

€2.8 million worth of cannabis seized at Rosslare Europort

Revenue officers have seized almost 140 Kgs of cannabis, with an estimated value of €2.8 million at Rosslare Europort. The seizure was made yesterday evening by Revenue Department after they stopped and searched a Spanish registered articulated lorry and trailer that had arrived on a ferry from Cherbourg, France. A man in his 40s was … Read more

Employers impacted by December’s covid restrictions can now claim enhanced EWSS support

As part of Budget 2022, the Government agreed to the future of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), including the graduated step-down in subsidy rates payable, with a view to bringing the scheme to an end by April 2022. This means that with effect from last Tuesday (1/2/2022), most businesses availing of support under EWSS … Read more

Revue seize 4.3 million cigarettes valued €3.2 million at Rosslare Europort

Revenue officers seized 4.3 million cigarettes at Rosslare Europort on Saturday. The cigarettes branded ‘Marine Blue’ and ‘Marine Green’ have an estimated retail value of €3.2 million, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €2.5 million.   The illegal cigarettes were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Dutch registered truck … Read more

Gardaí and Revenue seize €100000 worth of cannabis from Ballymun raid

Gardaí have seized around €100,000 worth of cannabis in an operation targeting the workings of an organised crime gang in Dublin. According to the reports, a man in his 30s was arrested today by An Garda Síochána in connection with the seizure and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 … Read more

Ireland reports Highest ever tax take of €68.4 billion

The state finances were buttressed in 2021 by a record €68.4 billion tax take that exceeded expectations, pushed by robust company and revenue tax returns because the financial system rebounded.. The exchequer is expected to record a deficit of €7.4 billion for the complete 12 months with authorities expenditure of €87.5 billion exceeding the State’s … Read more

Revenue seizes 20 kgs cannabis worth €400,000 at Dublin Airport

Revenue officers have seized 20kgs of herbal cannabis worth €400,000 market value in a routine check at Dublin Airport on Monday morning. The cannabis packets were concealed within stationary products in a consignment that had arrived from Spain. The search was carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner and detector dog Waffle. … Read more