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 Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Group: said the Brexit vote had “galvanised” management to act now on weaknesses in its UK business. The company is setting aside £20 million to cover restructuring costs.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Strong recovery by builders merchants Grafton in Ireland and the Netherlands was undermined yesterday by underwhelming figures from its key UK operati(...)

 Teeling Whiskey Distillery and visitor centre in The Liberties, Dublin 8. Photograph: Conor McCabe

An unsuspecting tourist at the Teeling Whiskey distillery in Dublin this week was surprised with a cake and balloons, the 60,000th visitor since it op(...)

Grafton chairman Micheal Chadwick at the company’s AGM. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Grafton Group is eyeing further Dutch acquisitions after the “excellent” timing of its entry into that market late last year with the €91.5 million pu(...)

Non-executive chairman Micheal Chadwick is to retire after more than 40 years with the Grafton Group. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Builders merchants and Woodies DIY owner Grafton Group said on Thursday that long-serving director Michael Chadwick is to step down from the board as(...)

Ryanair Holdings gets about 27 per cent of its sales from the UK but says that a Brexit would not have an immediate impact on its business. (Photograph: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland’s largest companies are beginning to feel the effect of Britain’s division over whether to remain in the European Union. Concern about the (...)

Grafton boss Gavin Slark he was pleased that growth was coming in from almost all parts of the Grafton group.

Builders merchants and Woodies DIY owner, Grafton, which reported strong growth in sales and profits across Ireland and the UK on Tuesday, says it is (...)

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark saidthe group anticipates reporting operating profit for 2015 in line with the guidance of about £125.5m - £127.0m.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton said on Tuesday that trading conditions in its final quarter of the year were “broadly positive”, on the b(...)

Grafton chief executive Gavin Slark. Grafton has reported a rise in revenues to £1.87 billion (€2.64 billion) for the ten months to October 31. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has reported a rise in revenues to £1.87 billion (€2.64 billion) for the ten months to October 31. Grafton sa(...)

Gavin Slark, chief executive officer of Grafton said the deal will give Grafton a presence in the Netherlands for the first time and strengthen its branch footprint in the mainland European market. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish merchanting and DIY group Grafton said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Dutch tool distributor Isero for €91.5 million. The acquisition(...)

Gavin Slark, Grafton chief executive officer, said that despite current challenges the group is “well placed to make further progress in the second half towards delivery of its medium term targets of a 7 per cent operating margin and 15 per cent return on capital employed.”(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of the Grafton Group, which reported strong interim results on Thursday, said the company remains on the lookout for (...)

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