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October 23, 2018

Buoyant Q3 with positive outlook for agri-suppliers

In Quarter 3 2018, on average, member firms were up 9% year-on-year for the quarter. A year-on-year rise for Q3 is apparent for all member groups. […]
October 1, 2018

Majority of Irish people planning home improvement projects

Two-thirds (67%) of Irish adults are planning on renovating or redecorating their homes within the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out on behalf […]
August 3, 2018

Heatwave helps members after sluggish start to year

On average, member firms were up 10% year-on-year for Quarter 2 2018. A positive second quarter following a sluggish start to the year, no doubt impacted […]
May 4, 2018

Business Index 2018 Q1 results

158 member branches are included in the HAI Business Index. In Quarter 1 2018, on average, member firms were up 6% year-on-year for the quarter (despite […]
February 21, 2018

Business index – 2017 review

158 member branches are now included in the HAI Business Index, an increase of two members since the last report. In the end of year Business […]
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 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 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 […]
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