January 11, 2018

Sad to say Good-Bye to Churchtown Stores

We couldn’t ignore the closing of one of our loyal members, Churchtown Stores in south county Dublin, at the end of this month. They have put […]
December 20, 2017

Hardware Industry’s first Economic Impact Study

Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is delighted to announce the publication of the first Hardware Economic Impact Study (EIS). The study is based on 2015 figures but […]
November 16, 2017

Global DIY market worth €567 billion

In 2016, the DIY/home improvement world market turnover reached €567 billion, an increase of 3.8% compared to last year. North America and Europe combined to represent […]
November 15, 2017

New research debunks myths around DIY and gender

DIY is no longer the overwhelmingly male preserve most people have assumed it to be. New research carried out by HAI reveals that almost as many […]
November 8, 2017

BUDMA – Poznan International Fair, Poland

From 30th January to 2nd February 2018 inclusive, the Poznan International Fair will take place in Poznan, Poland. 800 exhibitors from 43 countries gather together under […]
November 2, 2017

Business Index Q3 results show cross-regional highs

Total member revenue for Quarter 3 2017 is up an impressive 15% on the same period for 2016. The Q3 year-on-year rise is largely evenly distributed […]
October 17, 2017

What is an SSL certificate and does your business need one?

Greg Fry, social media expert, has spoken with HAI recently to remind its members of the importance of Secure Sockets Layer certificates when it comes to […]
October 11, 2017

Budget 2018 highlights

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure, Pascal Donohoe announced his first Budget this afternoon. He noted that “Commencement notices for new housing are up 47%,” and commented […]
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