Dolores O’Riordan summonsed to court over alleged assault

Cranberries singer faces prosecution for incident at Shannon Airport last November

Singer Dolores O’Riordan has been summonsed to appear before Ennis District Court next week for alleged assault, arising from an incident at Shannon Airport last November.

A garda served court papers on the Cranberries singer in Limerick last Tuesday.

They were served after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended that Ms O’Riordan (43) face three minor assault or section 2 assault summonses under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997, arising from the incident on November 10th last.

She is also facing an additional summons of resisting arrest at Shannon Airport on the same date.


Ms O’Riordan is facing prosecution for the alleged assault of two airport police officers (APOs) and one garda at the airport.

All the alleged offences are said to have taken place after Ms O’Riordan left an Aer Lingus aircraft that had just landed from New York’s JFK airport.

The cases have been listed for the first court of the new legal term for Ennis District Court next Wednesday, September 2nd.

Gordon Deegan

Gordon Deegan

Gordon Deegan is a contributor to The Irish Times