As Pizza Express retrenches in the UK, its Irish operation is facing legal action from high-profile landlords
The property developer Paddy Kelly and the McCormack family rent out a property in Dublin’s IFSC to the company behind the Milano pizza chain. They are now seeking summary judgement in yet another landlord-versus-tenant rental dispute.
18th Sep, 2020 - 2 min read
French landlord fund sues Eason over Galway rent
The period cut-stone building occupied by the bookseller in Galway’s central shopping district remained closed for 11 weeks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Its landlord, a French investment firm with a growing presence in Ireland, is now taking Eason to court just six months after completing a buy-and-leaseback deal.
27th Aug, 2020 - 3 min read
Troubled by its British operations, the high street giant New Look is now weighing up the future of its Irish chain
It has grown both sales and profitability across its Irish network. However, as it prepares for a radical restructuring of its beleaguered UK business, New Look is now working with advisers to assess options for its Irish subsidiary including a potential examinership.
14th Aug, 2020 - 4 min read
Rent row: Philip Green’s TopShop is being sued by a firm linked to the Jervis Street Shopping Centre
In recent weeks, there has been a growing number of rental clashes between landlords and retailers. Now, along with the Irish jewellery chain Fields, Philip Green’s TopShop is being sued by a company linked to the Jervis Street Shopping Centre.
10th Aug, 2020 - 3 min read
An upmarket fashion retailer favoured by royals is being sued by one of the state’s largest landlords
Aviva Life and Pensions has initiated High Court proceedings in Dublin against retailer Reiss and its founder David Reiss. The group operates from a flagship store on St Stephen’s Green.
6th Jul, 2020 - 2 min read
Rent crunch: An ‘avalanche of disputes’ is brewing between landlords and business tenants as lockdown bites
Thousands of businesses have stopped paying their rent amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Many landlords are willing to talk, some are giving their tenants relief – and others have already sent solicitors' letters.