July 31, 2017

Shortage of PIR insulation

Hardware Association Ireland recently requested an update on the shortage of PIR insulation from three leading providers in Ireland. Quinn Building Products responded to this request […]
July 31, 2017

Medite Smartply supply shortage

Hardware Association Ireland is concerned with shortages in the supply of OSB and recently asked Medite Smartply to comment on this matter. This is their response: […]
July 27, 2017

Growth stagnates in Q2

Following a buoyant first quarter with growth of 10% on 2016, Q2 has stagnated with a particularly poor June in spite of bursts of good weather. […]
July 18, 2017

Another rise in National Minimum Wage unacceptable

For the third year in succession the Government will increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) – from 1st January 2018 by 30c to €9.55. The increase […]
July 7, 2017

Cyber security and cyber insurance

Shane Hennelly, Joint Managing Director, Thompson Insurances on the threat of cyber attack and how you can manage cyber risk. The recent ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attack […]
July 7, 2017

Alternative sources of finance

Ger Blake, Director, DSB, offers some insights on non-bank sources of finance that you might consider. Recent statistics from the Central Bank confirm that the pillar banks […]
July 7, 2017

Prevent and Save – Repak’s programme in action

Repak’s Prevent and Save programme is a free service offered to Repak members as a means to reduce the amount of packaging they place on the […]
July 7, 2017

Don’t get caught by card scam

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland is aware of a number of incidences in which hardware stores have been targeted by fraudsters who place big orders and […]
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