Sinead brings the Meteors down to earth
Sinead O'Connor has admitted she does not "give a shite" about the Meteor Awards, despite turning up for the launch of the annual musical battle.
The outspoken singer, who is nominated for two gongs in this year's contest, also revealed she is "too old" to have more children.
Wearing a heavy tweed coat, the casually-dressed musician also said she believes she is finally getting more respect from the Irish public.
A mix of faces from the world of music marked the occasion with a big dinner in the luxurious La Stampa on Dawson Street in Dublin yesterday.
Sinead put her arm around soloist Cathy Davey, the latest female act being touted as "the next big thing", as they posed for photographers.
Rather than seeming at all star struck, the blonde newcomer admitted that it was weird "to put your arms around someone you don't know" as she left the podium.
Sitting inconspicuously at a table in a shady corner of the MCD food gala, Sinead admitted she had only turned up so she would get a gig at the awards.
"I don't give a shite about the awards as long as I get to play at the damn thing," she said. "I'll probably be in trouble for saying this, but I don't really care."
"It is nice to get nominated but you don't suddenly feel you've made it," said Sinead.
"But I love to play in my own town and would like to play my track, 'Dark I am, yet lovely'."