Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dolores is ordered to appear in court over 'air rage'

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is accused of assault
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is accused of assault

Singer Dolores O'Riordan has been summoned to appear before Ennis District Court next week for alleged assault arising from an air rage-related incident at Shannon Airport last November.

A garda personally served court papers on the 43-year-old singer in Limerick on Tuesday.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended that the Cranberries singer face three separate minor assault or Section 2 assault summonses under the Non- Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997 from last November 10.

It is alleged that the offences took place after Ms O'Riordan left the Aer Lingus aircraft that had just landed from New York's JFK.

Ms O'Riordan is also facing an additional summons for resisting arrest at Shannon on the same date.


In the case, Ms O'Riordan is facing prosecution for the alleged assault of two Airport Police Officers (APOs) and one garda at the airport.

The cases have been listed for the first court sitting of the new legal term at Ennis District Court next Wednesday.

However, it is understood that Ms O'Riordan will be unavailable and the matter is to be adjourned.

Anyone found guilty in the district court of a Section 2 assault can be fined up to €1,850 or jailed for a maximum of six months.

Ms O'Riordans success with the Cranberries has resulted in global album sales of 40 million.

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