Roches Stores

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The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

With sales of £3.4 billion, Sports Direct is king of its castle in sports retailing in Britain.

The hard-headed billionaire, Sports Direct retailer Mike Ashley, has for years been a pantomime villain of Britain’s financial press. But over the la(...)

Sarah Johnson: ‘You can make your own choices and decisions and nobody is spoon-feeding you’

Sam Blanckensee Occupation: Sam Blanckensee is national development officer at the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland. Earlier this year, he was(...)

Frascati centre, Blackrock, Co Dublin: building work is about to get under way on an estimated €40 million revamp.

Marks & Spencer has become involved in a major financial dispute with its landlord at the Frascati shopping centre in the upmarket Dublin suburb o(...)

Given that some sort of compromise arising from the court process was almost inevitable, would it not have been far cheaper to negotiate a settlement without going to court?

The approval by the High Court last week of a restructuring scheme for Debenhams’ Irish arm secures the future of more than 1,300 jobs, so it is to be(...)

The High Court has approved a restructuring for the company operating Debenhams eleven Irish stores to continue trading, saving up 1,330 jobs. The pl(...)

Debenhams, which entered examinership in May, has said that it is unlikely to get any further in its attempts to cut the rents at the Limerick, Waterford and Tallaght stores. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Debenhams stores for which the British-owned retailer wants court approval to repudiate its leases include Limerick, Waterford and at the Square (...)

Debenhams on Henry Street, Dublin, formerly Roches Stores. The Debenhams examinership case is due back in court in less than two weeks.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Debenhams’ decision to put its Irish stores into examinership has lifted the lid on a rental dispute between the retailer and the Roche family who in (...)

AIB chairman Richard Pym: said the bank had “comprehensively reviewed” its reporting on non-performing loans and provisions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

We’ve been hearing for weeks now how the recovery in the wider economy is in full swing, but there was a reminder in recent days of the very different(...)

Former Roches Stores outlet in Henry Street which was sold to Debenhams:  Debenhams is in examinership, from which it hopes to emerge with lower rent and staff costs. The Roches are its landlord in  the Henry Street and Cork store. A rent deal with the Roches is crucial to the examinership. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It will be interesting to see how the appointment of a new group chief executive at Debenhams, former Amazon executive Sergio Bucher, will affect its (...)

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