Former  Waterford Crystal workers celebrating the court ruling on their pension at the old factory site. Front: Alfie Ryan, Denis Hayes, Nicky Power and Richard Connery. Back: Michael Dooley, Pat Roche, Tom Hogan, Billy Kelly, Johnny Burns, Cationa Duggan  and Liam Farrell. Photograph: Mary Browne

For about 1,700 former workers at Waterford Crystal, yesterday’s European Court of Justice ruling that the State failed to adequately protect t(...)