Charges against Dolores O’Riordan formally struck out

Judge in Ennis hears Cranberries singer has paid €6,000 into court poor box

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan (centre) leaves Ennis District Court last week  flanked by her mother Eileen and solicitor Bill O’Donnell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan (centre) leaves Ennis District Court last week flanked by her mother Eileen and solicitor Bill O’Donnell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

 

The air rage charges against Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has been formally struck out after she paid €6,000 to the court poor box.

At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan struck out the charges against the 44-year-old mother of three after her solicitor Bill O’Donnell confirmed the money had been paid.

O’Riordan, with an address of Friarstown, Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, pleaded guilty to assaulting a garda and two members of the Airport Police during an air rage incident at Shannon airport in November 2014.

Ms O’Riordan pleaded guilty to resisting or wilfully obstructing the garda in the execution of his duty contrary to Section 19 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994.

In his judgement last week, Judge Durcan said it would it would be “unfair and would be unjust to criminalise” the singer as she was suffering from “a very severe mental illness” at the time of the incident.