Richard Roche, a member of the family who formerly owned the Roches Stores department store chain, has said he offered significant rent cuts to Debenhams prior to its liquidation of the Irish arm of the business.
Roche told former employees of Debenhams that he “had extensive discussions with Debenhams at the highest level, with a view to rationalising its retail estate in Ireland”, according to correspondence seen by the Business Post.
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