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Winners Announced For 2023 ‘United in Excellence Awards’ – Recognise Very Best Standards in Hardware Sector

12 Oct – Hardware and builders merchant stores from around the country have been honoured for achieving exceptional standards in retailing at the ‘United in Excellence Awards’ ceremony, hosted by Comedian, Mario Rosenstock at Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Golf Resort, County Carlow. Wallace’s Homevalue, Wellington Bridge, Co Wexford won the overall and highly coveted […]

Associated Hardware and National Hardware Merge to Create Ireland’s Largest Independent Co-operative Hardware Group

Monday, 3rd July, 2023 – Associated Hardware (“AHL”) and National Hardware (“NHL”), two of Ireland’s leading hardware groups, have completed a long term merger process, switching over to a single entity trading under the United Hardware company name, which served as the name for the joint venture between both companies since 2009. The previous joint […]

Remarkable safety initiatives recognised across diverse sectors at this year’s Health & Safety Excellence Awards

Dedicated to recognising excellence in the field of Health & Safety, the Health & Safety Awards 2023 brought together leading professionals and companies from a wide range of industries to showcase their innovative and effective practices With a strong emphasis on the importance of keeping workplaces safe and healthy, the Health & Safety Excellence Awards […]

NEW RESEARCH: 7 in 10 Irish households still frugally managing their home heating and energy

February 2023 – Irish households are still frugally managing their home heating and energy bills, according to new research by leading DIY, Hardware, and Homeware group, Homevalue. The new research comes amid continued warnings of impending cold snaps, return of the beast from the east, and the impending instalment of energy credit due to billpayers […]


Congratulations to Irish Building Supply Homevalue who just opened their second store in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. The store showcases an extensive range of hand tools, paint, timber, showers, radiators and much, much more. The modern fit out will deliver a strong customer experience with a large focus on trade customers at present. The store is […]

Paul Candon is now the President of the HAI – HAI thanks outgoing President and board members as new are welcomed – Hardware Association

Thursday the 8th of December marked Michael O’Donohoe’s (Wavin Ireland) final Executive Committee meeting as President of Hardware Association Ireland.  After taking up the mantle in 2021 as the country coped with another wave of Covid-19, he took on his role with vigor and enthusiasm, working closely with the board, the HAI team and our […]