Susie Q in Dublin. Photgraph: Dara Munnis

Growing up in Limerick, singing into a hairbrush in her bedroom, Dolores O’Riordan was a huge influence on singer Susie Q. “She was just this powerho(...)

Dolores O’Riordan: described on Morning Ireland as “the lead singer of The Cranberries and mother of three children” as if motherhood conferred a value on her that might be lacking if she was merely a world-famous singer. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

It is a week when the airwaves are dominated by two women, one who has died suddenly, the other whose life was destroyed over 30 years ago, but both o(...)