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The 5 at 5: Thursday

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door…

1. #PENSIONS: In what could be a significant decision for private pension funds and the State’s liability for them, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the government is obliged to protect the pension of former workers at Waterford Crystal who were left with only a small fraction of their pension when they were laid off in 2009.

2. #PROPERTY PRICES: The property market continues to decline in Ireland with figures from the CSO today showing that residential prices fell by 0.5 per cent in March with the average home worth 3 per cent less at the end of March than it was at the same time in 2012.

3. #COURT BATTLE: A Chinese couple living in Ireland for nearly 10 years but whose daughter has been in China and unable to get a visa to come to Ireland for the last four years have been granted leave to apply for a judicial review of their case.

4. #SUPERMARKET PRICES: The government should negotiate with supermarkets to encourage them to freeze prices on basic items, an independent TD has said. John Halligan has said that basic items such as bread, milk, butter, and baby food should have their prices frozen amid a rising cost of living and concerns about rising food poverty.

5. #ELECTRIC PICNIC: Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Bjork and Fatboy Slim will all be descending on Stradbally this summer as the line-up for Electric Picnic was announced earlier today. The festival takes place on the last weekend in August. Full details from DailyEdge.ie are here.

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