Sunday 22 October 2017

Sinead O'Connor: what Miley Cyrus should say next

EXCLUSIVE The singer tells Barry Egan why she's incensed about pop megastar Cyrus's tweets

Barry Egan

Barry Egan

IT'S a normal Friday afternoon for the O'Connor family in Bray, Co Wicklow. Nine-year-old Shane is playing soccer in the back garden with his mates. His big sister Roisin is in the front room, watching Breaking Bad. There is a Scalextric track on the floor, with little cars everywhere, and shoes, of various sizes, in the hallway. Shane and Roisin couldn't be happier.

Their pop star mother is upstairs in her bedroom in her dark glasses, which she refuses to take off.

"I'm too Valiumed," she smiles. (She has been at the dentist.) From behind the shades, one of the greatest singers this country – or any other – has ever produced is contemplating a week she would perhaps rather forget.

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