SOME Limerick people are missing out on a cash windfall, according to figures from the Department of Finance which show that the county has the third highest value in unclaimed prize bonds nationally.
The figure was provided by Finance Minister Michael McGrath in answer to a question from Cork East Labour Party TD Seán Sherlock in the Dáil last week.
A total of €115,361 in prize money remains unclaimed by Limerick bond holders. Unsurprisingly, the largest figure relates to Dublin bond holders, with €1.6 million unclaimed.
Neighbouring Clare has seen €51,636 go unclaimed, with figures in Cork and Galway standing at €309,959 and €105,859 respectively.
Deputy Sherlock suggested that the Minster should divert the unclaimed cash to the Dormant Accounts Fund to be injected back into local communities nationwide.