The High Court has granted two landlords of Debenhams Irish stores permission to bring proceedings against the retailer’s Irish arm.
The actions are designed to repudiate the leases of Debenhams stores that had been operated at Henry Street in Dublin and Patrick Street in Cork.
Permission to bring the proceedings were sought by Heritage ICAV, which is the landlord of the Henry Street property and Kilmaloda Ltd is the landlord of the Cork-based premises.
Both firms are linked to the Roche family.
Permission to bring the proceedings was required from the court because the Irish arm of the department store group is in liquidation.
The orders were granted by Ms Justice Niamh Hyland at the High Court on Monday.
Last April Debenhams Retail Ireland Ltd, which had operated 11 stores in the Republic of Ireland and had employed 1,500 people directly and indirectly, announced it was closing down and went
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