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A ‘rette for giants?

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Merrion Stret, Dublin 2

Catherine Byrne TD. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy with a giant cig pack prop promoting the new tax based price hike on snouts.

The 50 per cent increase in the duty on coffin nails brings the average price of twenty tabs to €12.

The news was greeted with hacking laughter from day traders dealing in baccy futures on the black market.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews



No Hyman Roth-mans?


Via Revenue.ie:

As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenues Customs Service seized over 10.3m cigarettes with a retail value of over €4.7million over the weekend at Dublin Port. Revenues mobile scanner revealed the Don Corleone brand cigarettes concealed in a 40 foot container which had arrived into Dublin Port from Belgium. The cigarettes were described on the manifest as paper handkerchiefs.

Don Corleone cigs anyone?

(Photocall Ireland)