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New Dimensions in DIY

In the final part of her series of reports from the 4th Global DIY Summit, HAI CEO Annemarie Harte focuses on the speakers who...

MRCB wins the Irish Times Best Home Shop title

HAI member MRCB located in Cornmarket, Dublin 8, have won the Home category in The Irish Times Best Shop Awards 2016. The newspaper noted...

Power tool growth set to continue

When it comes to the tools sector, global demand for both hand and power tools is heavily influenced by the buoyancy of the construction...

Ironmongery plays key role in home interiors

Ironmongery is a market where tastes evolve gradually and innovative design is highly valued. Here, we look at some of the dominant UK trends...

Innovation paints a new picture

Sustainability, functionality and safety have become key factors in consumer paint choices. The architectural market has utilised new technology by using electronic tools to estimate...

Positive outlook in construction product sector

Providing a range of basic materials such as stone and aggregates and a range of concrete products, including readymix concrete, blocks and precast concrete...

United Hardware holds Spring/ Summer 2017 Trade Show

Buying group, United Hardware, recently held its Spring/Summer 2017 Trade Show attracting a strong attendance of Homevalue and Arro merchants from around the country,...

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...