Boots Ireland in dispute with landlords over rent –

Boots Ireland has stopped paying rent on some of its shops in Ireland.

he company is now in a legal dispute with MNK Investments, the owner of the Omni Shopping Centre in Santry.

In addition, the UK-listed company is facing a law suit from Balrath Investments over rent at the Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas.

The story was first reported in the Irish Times.

A spokesperson for the pharmacy chain said that since March it has remained committed to keeping stores open.

“This is despite the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on our business.”

Boots Ireland said it has contacted “a number” of its larger commercial landlords to discuss options for rental and service charge payments in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the business.

“At this time we paused some payments whilst discussions were ongoing. We wish to work together with our

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