Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan receiving ongoing treatment

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Dolores O'Riordan faces four charges relating to an incident last November
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is receiving ongoing residential medical treatment, a court has been told.

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is receiving ongoing residential medical treatment, a court has been told.

Ms O’Riordan, aged 43, who has an address at Friarstown, Grange, Kilmallock was not present in court this Wednesday to face allegations in relation to a so called air rage incident at Shannon Airport last year.

The mother of three is accused of four separate offences relating to an incident on November 10, 2014.

She is accused of assaulting Garda Shane Dawson and two members of the Airport Police - Ronan O’Reilly and Eamon Power - at Shannon shortly after she disembarked an Aer Lingus aircraft which had just landed from New York’s JFK.

Ms O’Riordan - who turns 44 on Sunday next - is also charged under the provisions of the Public Order Act with resisting arrest.

During a brief hearing at Ennis District Court, solicitor, Bill O’Donnell, representing Ms O’Riordan, said his client “is receiving ongoing medical treatment” in a residential setting.

Mr O’Donnell said that Ms O’Riordan “continues to benefit from the treatment” and he asked that the case be adjourned to a date later in the year.

He indicated that his client’s attitude to the charges will be known on the next date.

Judge Patrick Durcan was told a garda personally served court papers on the singer at an address in Limerick on Tuesday of last week.

The papers were served on the singer after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended that she face criminal prosecution.

Noting that there was no legal obligation for Ms O’Riordan to attend court on Wednesday, Judge Durcan adjourned the case to December 16, next.

If convicted, Ms O’Riordan faces a fine of up to €1,850 or a maximum sentence of of six months imprisonment.