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...

New regulations on the way for anticoagulant rodenticides

Anticoagulant Rodenticides (AR) products are in the final stages of the renewal process and are expected to be authorised by 1st March 2018, with...

Toolbank takes over Tucks O’Brien

Dormole (the privately-owned business that owns Toolbank) has increased its investment in the Irish market by purchasing 100% of the share capital of Tucks...

PH Ross off to winning ways

Just one year since the unveiling of the brand new PH Ross Bathroom and Tile Showroom (part of the HPC Group) on Hanlon’s Corner,...

Retail@Google 2017 – Show up, wise up, speed up

The rules of retail have changed. With 64% of all in-store sales influenced by digital activity, today’s consumers are savvier shoppers. More consumers than...

Grafton buys Leyland

Builders merchanting group Grafton has acquired London based decorators’ merchant business Leyland SDM. Grafton, which owns the Woodies DIY chain in Ireland, as well as...

Stakelum’s stripe gold

One of the country’s most recent EuroMillions lottery winners are members of a 32-person syndicate who work at a HAI-member hardware store in Co....

Toner Transport Takes Top Spot

Rathcoole-based Toner Transport & Logistics were recently crowned the much-coveted title “Irish National Haulier of the Year 2019” at the industry leading annual Fleet...

Light Bulb Moments for supreme award winners Solus

The Innovation Awards were a highlight of the Hardware Show at the RDS Dublin earlier this year and Irish company, Solus, was awarded Best...

The foundation of the nation

Throughout 2018, Hardware Association Ireland is celebrating its 80th year in operation. In our previous issue, we looked back at the fledgling beginnings of...