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Google – Five tips to grow your business online

As Jeff Harte and Prerna Gupta of Google discussed in their previous article, the DIY & Home Improvement sector in Ireland is seeing a...

Rawlplug’s focus fixed on quality and service

HAI CEO Annemarie Harte visited Rawlplug’s large warehouse on the outskirts of Drogheda during the week sterling plummeted to 91p against the euro. That...

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...

Build to last – Ronayne Hire and Hardware thrives on three decades of experience

Ronayne Hire & Hardware is a familiar landmark on the Dublin road into Thurles where the Ronayne name has been synonymous with hardware since...

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,...