Under EU Directive 2008/94/EC the State has obligations to employees of insolvent employers (Link to Directive).

The State has an obligation to protect the pension entitlements of workers in the event of the employer becoming insolvent.

See link to European Commission information on the 2008/94/EC Insolvency directive Europa link.

See link to RTE reporting on the Waterford Crystal employees' case:RTE link.