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#Customs

# customs - Monday 3 October, 2022

Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin

Mon 5:49 PM 15,380 Views 8 Comments

Revenue officers seized 11.3kg worth of herbal cannabis in the Balbriggan area.

# customs - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid

Updated Aug 16th 2022, 7:57 AM 24,442 Views 0 Comments

The seizure is part of a wide ranging investigation into organised crime in the capital.

# customs - Friday 11 March, 2022

Man arrested and €157,600 of suspected cannabis seized in organised crime investigation
# Customs
# Customs

Man arrested and €157,600 of suspected cannabis seized in organised crime investigation

Mar 11th 2022, 9:35 PM 17,149 Views 10 Comments

The operation was part of investigations into suspected organised crime in Artane.

# customs - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Customs service to spend €20 million on new boats to help tackle drug trade
# Maritime Patrol
# Maritime Patrol

Customs service to spend €20 million on new boats to help tackle drug trade

Feb 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 19,527 Views 25 Comments

One key mission will be the service’s role in the Joint Task Force on Drug Interdiction.

# customs - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin
# Seizure
# Seizure

Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 4:49 PM 45,059 Views 30 Comments

The drugs were concealed in the refrigeration unit of a vehicle that was stopped and searched.

# customs - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland
# Halloween
# Halloween

Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland

Oct 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 14,101 Views 17 Comments
  • Supply chains and post-Brexit paperwork in the UK may be to blame for the illegal trade in Fireworks in Ireland.
  • Gardaí and Customs have made seizures but in general sources said possessions have reduced.
  • Gardaí have launched Operation Tombola while Customs have targeted shipments arriving into Ireland via the postal network.

# customs - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m

Aug 5th 2021, 5:27 PM 16,617 Views 28 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

# customs - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation

Jul 15th 2021, 10:45 PM 15,786 Views 37 Comments

The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.

Cuba lifts customs restrictions on food and medicine after unprecedented protests
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba lifts customs restrictions on food and medicine after unprecedented protests

Jul 15th 2021, 7:14 AM 13,591 Views 4 Comments

The change will be in effect until the end of the year.

# customs - Monday 10 May, 2021

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit

May 10th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,386 Views 19 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

# customs - Monday 8 February, 2021

1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020
# Customs
# Customs

1.8 million customs declarations were processed in January – more than in all of 2020

Feb 8th 2021, 6:36 PM 20,275 Views 15 Comments

Revenue has apologised for “intermittent performances” with its import system.

# customs - Monday 18 January, 2021

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Volume of trucks arriving in Ireland is 50% lower than expected due to Covid restrictions and Brexit

Jan 18th 2021, 3:39 PM 14,876 Views 24 Comments

“I wouldn’t say it’s a delay – I would say this is very much the new norm,” Tom Talbot of Revenue said.

# customs - Sunday 17 January, 2021

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
# Disruption
# Disruption

How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?

Jan 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 40,642 Views 45 Comments

More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.

# customs - Friday 1 January, 2021

Warning businesses to face sanctions for flouting post-Brexit customs rules
# Post Brexit
# Post Brexit

Warning businesses to face sanctions for flouting post-Brexit customs rules

Jan 1st 2021, 6:21 PM 32,587 Views 9 Comments

Friday saw the first ferries arrive in Ireland from Britain under new trade rules following the end of the Brexit transition period.

# customs - Thursday 31 December, 2020

The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know
# Brexit
# Brexit

The Northern Ireland Protocol kicks off from tonight - here's what you need to know

Dec 31st 2020, 12:18 PM 49,377 Views 35 Comments

New checks and processes on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will come into operation at 11pm tonight.

# customs - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change
# 31 December
# 31 December

Brexit questions answered: A few things of note about what will change

Oct 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 22,592 Views 22 Comments

Brexit continues to trundle towards us – here’s a bit more information about what is changing.

# customs - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020
# Customs
# Customs

Brexit is coming: Here's what will change after 31 December 2020

Oct 24th 2020, 9:00 PM 145,229 Views 103 Comments

British driving licences made invalid, a customs-check comeback, and what to do with the UK landbridge.

# customs - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Gardaí seize cocaine, methamphetamine and GHB following searches in Dublin
# Drug Crime
# Drug Crime

Gardaí seize cocaine, methamphetamine and GHB following searches in Dublin

Aug 11th 2020, 9:52 PM 31,503 Views 7 Comments

A package was intercepted by Revenue officers today after analysis of a seized mobile phone.

# customs - Friday 12 June, 2020

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms
# Brexit
# Brexit

McEntee says NI protocol is 'vague and lacking in detail on customs' as deadline looms

Jun 12th 2020, 7:38 AM 10,805 Views 17 Comments

The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December.

# customs - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Over 33,000 cigarettes seized by customs officers in Dublin
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Over 33,000 cigarettes seized by customs officers in Dublin

Mar 10th 2020, 9:57 PM 13,555 Views 0 Comments

The cigarettes were seized after officers searched a man who disembarked a flight from Cairo.

# customs - Sunday 12 January, 2020

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

Jan 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,599 Views 8 Comments

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

# customs - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 11:14 AM 14,894 Views 10 Comments

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

# customs - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

Updated Oct 2nd 2019, 9:06 AM 40,134 Views 74 Comments

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.

# customs - Monday 9 September, 2019

Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland
# Seized
# Seized

Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland

Sep 9th 2019, 7:07 AM 9,552 Views 10 Comments

The contraband originated in countries including Cameroon, Indonesia, India and Japan.

# customs - Monday 19 August, 2019

Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night
# Puppies
# Puppies

Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night

Aug 19th 2019, 5:12 PM 26,862 Views 23 Comments

The puppies were found concealed among furniture in a van.

# customs - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Britain steps up border security with 500 new officers ahead of likely no-deal Brexit
# Front Line
# Front Line

Britain steps up border security with 500 new officers ahead of likely no-deal Brexit

Aug 1st 2019, 6:09 PM 16,096 Views 48 Comments

The UK government has allocated £2.1 billion in funding to speed up the process.

# customs - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain
# Exotic Animals
# Exotic Animals

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

Jun 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 17,134 Views 17 Comments

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

# customs - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

UK govt: Tariffs 'will not apply' to goods crossing border from Ireland in no-deal scenario
# Now What
# Now What

UK govt: Tariffs 'will not apply' to goods crossing border from Ireland in no-deal scenario

Updated Mar 13th 2019, 8:49 AM 35,790 Views 69 Comments

Border inspection posts would be needed to inspect animal products coming from outside the EU.

# customs - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port
# Revenue
# Revenue

Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port

Dec 20th 2018, 6:51 PM 16,226 Views 15 Comments

The four dogs were not microchipped and did not have the proper documentation.

# customs - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Contingency plans for a no-deal 'hard Brexit' scenario approved by ministers
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

Contingency plans for a no-deal 'hard Brexit' scenario approved by ministers

Nov 27th 2018, 6:39 PM 17,314 Views 30 Comments

3,000 job applications for 600 customs positions have been received.

# customs - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport

Nov 17th 2018, 4:13 PM 22,022 Views 30 Comments

The 15kg of heroin was discovered in a woman’s luggage.

# customs - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

Jul 19th 2018, 11:33 AM 17,881 Views 52 Comments

As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.

# customs - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

Jul 5th 2018, 8:29 PM 8,340 Views 11 Comments

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

# customs - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll'

May 15th 2018, 11:35 AM 36,076 Views 67 Comments

The Prime Minister met with Conservative MPs yesterday to discuss future customs arrangements.

# customs - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
# Customs Union
# Customs Union

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'

May 8th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,636 Views 32 Comments

Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.

# customs - Monday 2 April, 2018

Lithuanian trucker refused bail after allegedly importing €1.8m worth of drugs into Dublin
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Lithuanian trucker refused bail after allegedly importing €1.8m worth of drugs into Dublin

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:12 PM 16,299 Views 0 Comments

Father-of-two Alvydus Simkus has an address in Limerick.

# customs - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port

Mar 31st 2018, 1:56 PM 17,858 Views 20 Comments

A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.

# customs - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum
# Colombo
# Colombo

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum

Sep 26th 2017, 8:41 AM 33,902 Views 46 Comments

The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

# customs - Thursday 15 June, 2017

This giant x-ray machine will be scanning suspicious cargo trucks at Dublin Port
# Nothing To Declare
# Nothing To Declare

This giant x-ray machine will be scanning suspicious cargo trucks at Dublin Port

Jun 15th 2017, 6:25 PM 17,695 Views 24 Comments

And some very clever sniffer dogs will be helping out too.

# customs - Friday 26 May, 2017

A delivery of wicker boxes and a chair bound for Dublin and Galway was hiding weed worth €150k
# Cannabis Herb
# Cannabis Herb

A delivery of wicker boxes and a chair bound for Dublin and Galway was hiding weed worth €150k

May 26th 2017, 10:04 PM 17,024 Views 13 Comments

The seizure was made by customs officials.

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