Godfather Pizza has confirmed that it has terminated franchise agreements with outlets in Tallaght, Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny.

It is understood that this is forcing those outlets to close for business.

In a statement, Godfather Pizza Holdings said the outlets in question had not been paying royalties or marketing fees which had been due to the holding company.

As a result, it said it had 'no choice' but to terminate the franchise agreements.