According to official figures, there are 9,500 registered heroin users across Ireland. Drug traffickers in central Dublin earn up to 500 Euros ($694) a week selling heroin, with the bulk of street dealers being women.
The World Wildlife Fund found that Ireland imports up to $26 Million (20 Million Euros) in timber that was cut from illegal logging each year.
In 2009, Customs Agents in Ireland seized about 200 million cigarettes attempting to be smuggled into the country. In previous years, Customs seized 135 million cigarettes in 2008, 74 million in 2007, and 52 million in 2006. One out of every four cigarettes sold in Ireland is believed to have be sold on the black market as the result of cigarette smuggling.
The counterfeit drugs market in Ireland is estimated to be worth $118 Million (86 Million Euros).
The prostitution industry in Ireland receives over 1,000 paying men customers every day.
Cigarette smuggling in the United Kingdom and Ireland leads to one in three cigarettes smoked in each country to have been purchased on the black market.
Actions taken against cigarette smuggling in Ireland lead to 134 million cigarettes seized off the black market in 2008.
Cigarette smuggling in Ireland causes losses of up to $1.11 Billion (750 Million Euros) each year.
The illegal drug trade in Ireland is worth $927 Million (628 Million Euros)
Movie piracy in Ireland leads to 50 percent of all movie DVDs sold in the country to be pirated copies.