Pro-smokers group Forest Ireland reacted with dismay and said smokers “have been the whipping boys of successive governments for far too long”.

Fuel and alcohol were spared any tax increases in Paschal Dohohoe’s second budget but tobacco was hit hard again as the Minister for Finance confirmed(...)

The old reliables became the old reliable in Paschal Dohohoe’s first budget with alcohol and fuel both spared any excise duty increases while cigaret(...)