Restructuring specialist Hilco says it will operate four standalone HMV stores as part of its plan to return the music retailer to Ireland.

Three will open next week - Henry Street and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin and at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick.

The HMV store in the Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin will open week ending September 14th.

It's also planned to join the HMV brand and 26 Xtra-vision stores across the country by the end of September.

Larry Howard, Hilco chief executive said the group has agreed with a number of landlords and will be "dual branding" some of its stores with Xtra-vision and HMV.