Retail rent pressure / Ulster Bank: will it stay or will it go?


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After almost a year in an out of lockdown, many retailers have seen their premises shuttered for vast majority of the last 52 weeks. A good deal of them have managed to strike rent agreements with their landlords, but some are refusing to make concessions for the pandemic. Ciarán talks to Michael Callaghan, head of commercial finance at Carraig Donn, about how they've been handling the issue with their 42 landlords across the country and the future of the retail sector after coronavirus. They're joined by Mark Paul, The Irish Times business affairs correspondent. Plus: We could find out this week if Ulster Bank is to exit the Irish market, when its UK parent company NatWest publishes full-year results on Friday morning. Joe Brennan has the background on what’s led to this moment and the impact a wind up of the bank would have here.


Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock

A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock. Produced in association with Davy Group. 955340

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