Dolores O'Riordan: the shy Limerick girl who was singing before she could talk

Irish Times Culture Editor Hugh Linehan looks back at the life of Dolores O'Riordan, the shy Limerick girl who went on to achieve global success as a songwriter and lead singer with The Cranberries.

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January 16, 2018Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London at the age of 46

The world pays tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan The world pays tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan

January 16, 2018The 46-year-old was found dead in a London hotel on Monday - no cause of death revealed

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January 16, 2018Obituary: The Cranberries vocalist was a very individual presence with a glorious talent

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January 16, 2018U2, Hozier and Cranberries bandmates lead praise for Limerick’s ‘voice of a generation’

Memories of Dolores O’Riordan: ‘Zombie was a voice for all of us fed up with senseless violence’ Memories of Dolores O’Riordan: ‘Zombie was a voice for all of us fed up with senseless violence’

January 16, 2018Readers respond to the death of The Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan on Monday

Dolores O’Riordan postmortem to take place tomorrow Dolores O’Riordan postmortem to take place tomorrow

January 17, 2018Police not treating death of Cranberries singer as suspicious

The young Dolores O’Riordan: ‘Shy and wild, then that voice would explode’ The young Dolores O’Riordan: ‘Shy and wild, then that voice would explode’

January 20, 2018Contemporaries remember the quiet school girl who became ‘Limerick's superstar’

As an emigrant, ‘Linger’ wasn’t about love. It was about Ireland As an emigrant, ‘Linger’ wasn’t about love. It was about Ireland

January 19, 2018Living in London in the 1990s, Dolores O'Riordan's song was a touchstone for my pain, my loss

Dolores O’Riordan: public reposal in Limerick on Sunday Dolores O’Riordan: public reposal in Limerick on Sunday

January 19, 2018Private funeral to take place on Tuesday for The Cranberries singer

Dolores O’Riordan: ‘I still get chills every time I hear her sing’ Dolores O’Riordan: ‘I still get chills every time I hear her sing’

January 20, 2018Contemporary Irish women musicians talk about the late singer’s influence and what she meant to them

President attends removal of Dolores O’Riordan in Co Limerick President attends removal of Dolores O’Riordan in Co Limerick

January 22, 2018‘It’s so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us’ - Michael D Higgins

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