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Economic impact study reveals key industry data

Positivity, growth, and an unbalanced recovery are among the new data revealed by HAI’s ground-breaking survey. Hardware Association Ireland is delighted to announce the publication...

Staying ahead of the curve

As Murdock Builders Merchants continue their expansion into the ROI region, The Hardware Journal caught up with CEO Ann Morgan to talk business, Brexit,...

King of the industry in the heart of the country

Ganly’s of Athlone was recently crowned winner in both the National and Connacht/Ulster (Large Business) category awards in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2017....

Deep roots still blossoming 80 years on

This year, Hardware Association Ireland celebrates its 80th Anniversary. The Hardware Journal looks back at the fascinating history of our association, the hardware industry,...

Garden and Outdoor: How to Achieve the Perfect Lawn

Sales of all-in-one lawn fertilisers are showing double digit growth year-on-year, meaning that more people in Ireland are choosing to treat their lawns than...

Garden and Outdoor: It’s not ‘just’ a garden … Love life in the outdoors

Spring is knocking on the door, and it’s time to get garden-ready. Think about the garden as the fifth room: it’s not “just” a...

Garden and Outdoor: All angles covered for retailers

As the dawn breaks on 2018, the frequency of bizarre, unpredictable, and challenging weather systems continues to become a more concrete reality. Across the...

Garden and Outdoor: DS Supplies unveil new artificial grass service

Due to busy lifestyle choices and keener time-management needs, the demand for maintenance-free artificial grass has hit a new high, with gardens, pubs, restaurants,...

Garden and Outdoor: Ready, set, go green!

The Hardware Journal caught up with the team at Whelehan’s Gardening, who are busy preparing for Summer 2018. Their enthusiastic, green-fingered and green-minded staff...

Garden and Outdoor: Ames group expands to outdoor living with UK acquisition

US-based company acquires La Hacienda UK in break from traditional tool-driven strategy. Albeit the core business of the Ames Group of Companies continues to be...