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Call for cigarette taxes to be raised after Europe ruling

Tweet Anti-smoking group Ash Ireland has called on the Government to increase taxes on cigarettes after the European Court of Justice ruled that Irish legislation which empowers the Government to fix a minimum price for cigarettes violates European law. In a judgment handed down yesterday, the court found Ireland had breached a directive which sets down rules governing the calculation of excise duty on tobacco products. The case dates back severa ... Jump to full article >>