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Sinead says 'I do' (again)

SINEAD O'CONNOR looked radiant as she married her drugs counsellor boyfriend at a Las Vegas drive-thru.

SINEAD O’CONNOR today tied the knot with hubby number four at a Las Vegas drive-through registry office.

The singer looked pretty in pink as she and beau of just four months Barry Herridge married at the famous Little White Chapel, where Frank Sinatra, Britney Spears and Paul Newman all tied the knot.

In the early hours of today, Sinead and her drugs counsellor lover rolled up to the marriage office in a pink Cadillac to match Sinead’s full length gown.

The happy couple celebrated their nuptials afterwards at a local diner, before retiring to their suite at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.

“I was going to wear nothing but a coat and boots, I know Barry likes that, but then I saw the dress and had to have it,” Sinead, who turned 45 yesterday, told the Herald.

The pink gown is from Sandycove boutique Rococo and the Nothing Compares 2 U star accessorised it with skyscraper heels and a red bouquet.


Raheny man Barry (38) sported a matching pink shirt, classic blue suit and a smile.

The Grammy winner, who married the children's addiction therapist at 3am Irish time, told the Herald that she plans to spend her first hours as Barry's wife “making a lot of noise in the bedroom”, after enjoying birthday cake at a traditional diner.

“Barry said we'll spend it relaxing and chilling out, but that will not be the case at all,” she said.

The pair, whose whirlwind romance kicked off in August, landed in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Due back in Dublin tomorrow for the Amnesty International 50th anniversary gig at the Olympia, Sinead plans to toast her marriage with her friends and family in the new year, but has postponed her honeymoon due to work engagements. She said: “We're both workaholics, so realistically I can't foresee a holiday at all over the next six months. I'd like to have a party for everyone at some point after Christmas, it'll be casual and I definitely won't have it at home because I couldn't face the tidy up.”


“The reaction has been amazing – I haven't had time to respond to all the kind well-wishing messages,” added Barry.

The romance began following Sinead’s highly publicised search for a man.

After choosing Barry from over 500 applicants, Sinead said he fit the bill in terms of what she was looking for in a partner.

Sinead and her other half engaged in romantic flirtation through letters for six weeks before officially meeting. Barry confessed to proposing to the singer on a number of occasions before she agreed.

Barry will move into Sinead's Bray home next week and has insisted this will be the only time he ties the knot.

“Everything attracted me to her, she's such a beautiful person. We knew we wanted it [the wedding] to be just the two of us, we wanted it to be romantic on our own,” said Barry, who added that his parents were not upset to be missing their son's big day.