Inquest into death of Limerick star Dolores O'Riordan postponed

Maria Flannery


Maria Flannery

Inquest into death of Limerick star Dolores O'Riordan postponed

THE INQUEST into the death of Limerick woman Dolores O’Riordan has been postponed, with no date set for the hearing.

The coroner’s court, which will come to a finding as to how the Cranberries front woman died, was due to start today. It has been removed from the coroner’s schedule.

Dolores was found unresponsive in a London hotel room on January 15. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The inquest investigation was originally opened in the days following her death, but was adjourned to April 3 to await the results of tests.

The coroner’s court has now announced that there will be no hearing today. A date for the hearing is yet to be set.

Last week, the rock star’s mother, Eileen, was presented with the largest book of condolence ever given by Limerick City and County Council.

Almost 20,000 signatures and messages were contained within, and Eileen and some of Dolores’ brothers and extended family were presented with the book at Merchant’s Quay by Mayor of Limerick, Stephen Keary.

“I feel so happy that the people of Limerick were so good, and from all over Ireland and the world. I can’t believe the reaction from everybody, the love that poured out, and the support from everybody,” said Eileen.

“Getting this book is another step forward. It’s hard, but it’s another step in moving on. I can’t believe that all those names are there, all those people. It’s at home I’ll be thinking of it. And I will read every one of them in my own time.”