Rafferty's money problems are front and centre in Sunday's Fair City on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player.
The developer tells employee - and investor - Damien: "Our only hope is to sell units from the plans - fast."
"Until that money comes in, we've to cut costs," Rafferty continues.
"We've to lay people off."
Fans can find out what happens next on Sunday on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player at 8:30pm.
Fair City airs on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
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