HAI study group tours top UK stores

In the middle of October, HAI brought two delegations of members on study tours to Milton Keynes in the UK. Hosted by Steve Collinge...

AI, robots and internet of things shape future of home improvement

HAI Chief Executive Annemarie Harte reports from the Fifth Global DIY Summit held recently in Berlin. Delegates heard that Amazon will soon be market...

Beware the Behemoth! – Amazon

HAI Chief Executive Annemarie Harte was recently invited to a BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) Forum in Coventry where Amazon representatives presented on...

The Hardware Show 2017 sets new standards for industry’s main event

More than 2,000 people visiting from hardware stores and builders merchants attended the Hardware Show 2017 in March. This year’s show attracted the largest attendance...
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Undaunted by uncertainty – President on member services, Brexit and the future of hardware

Kieran Burke, Group Procurement Director, Grafton Group plc, has been elected as HAI President for a two-year term, assuming the role at a defining...

Rebuilding Ireland – Minister Coveney provides update on progress to date

Rebuilding Ireland, the Government action plan on housing and homelessness was welcomed by Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) when it was launched last July by...

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,...

Be the disrupter, not the disrupted

Key messages from the 4th Global DIY Summit In conjunction with The Hardware Journal’s media partnership with the 4th Global DIY Summit, HAI Chief...

Hardware Conference 2016

The Hardware Conference 2016 was a huge success, with HAI members from all around the country flocking to the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny to...

HAI President urges Government action on rural decline

HAI President, Hugh O’Donnell spoke exclusively to The Hardware Journal, in early December 2015, identifying some of the key challenges facing merchants, sharing his...