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Fuel sector prepares for winter demand

The fuel category remains a strong revenue generator for builders merchants around the country and leading suppliers are preparing for the coming winter. The...

The 12-month dismissal myth

There is a common misconception that an employee who has less than 12 months’ service can be dismissed without any repercussions for the employer....

Debt collection

Siobhan Kenny of Frank Murphy Solicitors provides an overview of the court proceedings that may be taken to pursue debt recovery. Getting paid is an...

Google – An introduction to the hardware industry’s digital landscape

Eight in every 10 individuals in Ireland are now online, according to Google Trends. With that, it’s even more important today to ensure your...

Topline McCrearys broadens horizons with spacious new store

From humble beginnings operating from their own home to the development of their 12,000 square foot purpose-built, new premises, Topline McCrearys is a prime...

Living with Brexit – the UK builders merchant perspective

John Newcomb, Managing Director of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the organisation that represents merchants and suppliers to the merchanting industry, in the UK,...

A firm grip on the PPE market

Having established itself as an importer of abrasives and personal protective equipment in the Irish market, Keypoint Abrasives now distributes to the UK from...

Driving excellence – performance insights from the 4th Global DIY Summit

Following our initial report from the 4th Global DIY Summit in the July/August edition of The Hardware Journal, this second report, by HAI Chief...

New space, new phase for HAI

CEO Annemarie Harte on HAI’s move to new premises. Hardware Association Ireland, in a variety of guises, dates back to 1938 but its recent history,...

Definition of ‘restricted’ keys unresolved says licensing body

Responding to concerns raised by HAI that general key cutting services will fall within the scope of licensing, Jim O’Neill, Compliance-Inspectorate and Standards, Private...