Dolores file to the DPP as charges are left to linger

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Dolores O'Riordan performing with the Cranberries in Thomond Park several years ago. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
A FILE is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to two alleged assaults by Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan following an air rage incident on board a flight from New York to Shannon this Monday.

A FILE is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to two alleged assaults by Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan following an air rage incident on board a flight from New York to Shannon this Monday.

The 43 year-old ‘No Need to Argue’ singer, who has sold millions of albums worldwide, is alleged to have stamped on the foot of a female flight attendant, before head-butting a garda.

Gardaí confirmed that a female suspect, arrested at Shannon Airport, had been brought to University Hospital Limerick, accompanied by gardaí, after being examined by a GP at Shannon Garda station.

The former Voice of Ireland mentor was later released from custody on Monday afternoon, after being arrested at the airport at around 5.30am.

An air hostess reportedly suffered a suspected fractured foot and a garda was allegedly head butted and spat following an incident which began on board an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon.

Flight E1-110 from JFK was twenty minutes away from landing at Shannon when the Ballybricken native allegedly became disruptive and refused to take her seat.

Gardaí were alerted and met the plane on arrival. When the singer was being arrested at Shannon airport it’s further alleged she head butted and spat at an arresting officer.

The male garda was not injured but an ambulance was called for the air hostess who was treated at University Hospital Limerick for a suspected fractured foot.

Ms O’Riordan was taken to Shannon Garda station, where she was detained under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act, and could have been held for up to 24-hours.

Ms O’Riordan was travelling home in the company of a man who was not involved in the incident.

A spokesman for Shannon airport confirmed there was an incident on board the flight and said the matter was being handled by gardaí.