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# Black Market

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# Black Market
50,000 illegal and counterfeit medicines seized in Ireland
A major international operation targeting the sale of illegal and counterfeit medicines online has resulted in the seizure of €150,000 worth of drugs in Ireland.
# Cigarettes
189m illegal cigarettes worth €63m seized last year
Authorities seized more illegal cigarettes in the north-east last year than in the rest of the state combined.
# Welfare
Dole claimants who refuse offers of work will have payments cut
The minister for social protection Joan Burton has said that she wants to get people back to work and off the cash-in-hand black market.