Dispute between Bewley’s cafe and landlord goes to mediation – The Irish Times

A dispute between Bewley’s Cafe on Dublin’s Grafton Street and its landlord over alleged rent arrears is to go to mediation.

Mr Justice David Barniville said in the High Court on Monday that he “very much welcomed” that the parties had engaged constructively and had agreed to go to mediation and he wished them every success with that.

RGRE Grafton Ltd, a company controlled by developer Johnny Ronan, initiated proceedings earlier this month against Bewley’s Cafe Grafton Street Ltd for summary judgment of €747,000 over alleged rent arrears and for possession of the premises.

Ross Awlyard, instructed by Barbara Galvin of Eversheds, for the landlord, previously told the court that RGRE is the successor in title of the premises, leased to the defendant since 1987.

He said the annual rent due was approximately €1.4 million, to be paid on a quarterly basis. Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the

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