- Irish failure to protect DB benefits sufficiently on employer insolvency (Hogan v Minister for Social and Family Affairs)
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In Hogan v Minister for Social and Family Affairs (Case C-398/11), the European Court of Justice held that Ireland did not fulfil its obligations imposed by EU Insolvency Directive, and that its economic situation did not constitute an exceptional situation capable of justifying a lower level of protection of the interests of employees as regards their entitlement to old-age benefits under a supplementary occupational pension scheme.
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