Tuesday 20 March 2018

Cranberries singer getting treatment as trial adjourned

Dolores O’Riordan is charged with an alleged air rage incident
Dolores O’Riordan is charged with an alleged air rage incident

Ed Carty

Singer Dolores O'Riordan is receiving medical care as she awaits trial over an alleged air rage incident, a court has heard.

The Cranberries singer is facing four charges, including assault, after her arrest at Shannon Airport on November 10 last year after flying in from New York.

Her solicitor Bill O'Donnell asked for the case at Ennis District Court in Co Clare to be adjourned for three months.

"My client is presently receiving ongoing medical treatment and presently she's receiving residential treatment, hence her absence from court," he said.

Ms O'Riordan (43) is charged with three assaults and one offence of wilful obstruction of a Garda.

Judge Patrick Durcan agreed to the adjournment, saying: "If the person is having treatment then I think we should facilitate that."

The case will be back before Ennis District Court on December 16 for a plea to be entered or a date for a hearing to be set.

The alleged incident began in the business section of Aer Lingus flight EI 110 from JFK.

Irish Independent

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