Former HMV staff say they will be forced to turn to the State for redundancy payments after the company went into liquidation earlier this week.

Four HMV outlets - one in Limerick as well as stores in Dundrum, Henry Street, and Liffey Valley in Dublin - have closed their doors.

Former workers at the four stores say they were told in a letter from the company that they would receive their redundancy payments yesterday.

However, they did not receive the payments owed to them before the company went into liquidation.