Tuesday 22 October 2019

Memorials planned for star Dolores

 

Dolores O’Riordan
Dolores O’Riordan
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

The family of singer Dolores O'Riordan are to have talks with Limerick council chiefs about a permanent memorial in her home city.

Eileen O'Riordan, the mother of the late Cranberries frontwoman, says she would like to see a life-sized statue of her daughter.

She added: "It will be there when we are all gone".

Meanwhile, metropolitan mayor Daniel Butler is bringing forward plans to name a civic square in the city centre in honour of Dolores, who died a year ago this week at the age of 46.

Mr Butler is also suggesting that an engraved stone replica of the sofa used on the group's album covers is placed in the square. "Fans could sit and get their picture taken on it," he explained.

The square is set to open next year at the heart of Limerick's new €180m Project Opera development.

Mr Butler urged patience from the public to allow Dolores's family and bandmates to decide on the tribute.

Irish Independent

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