The future of six stores here that are part of the Arcadia fashion group and which are earmarked for closure remains uncertain this evening after a creditors meeting in the UK was adjourned.

The decision was taken to allow further time for dialogue with a number of landlords of shops that the group plans to keep open.

The meetings have been adjourned until this day next week.

Arcadia owner, Philip Green, plans to shut almost 50 stores in the UK and Ireland, putting hundred of jobs under threat, as part of a plan to rescue the ailing business.

Some Topshop, Topman, and Miss Selfridge shops in Dublin and Galway are earmarked for closure under the plan. 

Some Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Wallis stores in Cork and Dublin are also set to close.

The retail group's proposals would also see rent cut at another 194 outlets across the UK. 

However, the plan required creditors to back the Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) in order to go through.

"These CVAs will provide a stable platform for Arcadia’s leadership team to implement their turnaround plan and ensure the long term sustainability of the Group, its 18,000 employees and its extensive network of loyal suppliers," the company said in a statement this evening.

"We are pleased to have secured the support of the pension trustees, The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund, as well as the full backing of our trade creditors and a significant number of landlords."

The company has previously said that the threatened stores will continue to trade as normal until a final decision on the plan is taken.

"It is in the interests of all stakeholders that we adjourn today’s meetings to continue our discussions with landlords," said Ian Grabiner, CEO of Arcadia.

"We believe that with this adjournment, there is a reasonable prospect of reaching an agreement that the majority of landlords will support."