Dolores settles one case, and gears up for a bigger one
IT EMERGED on Friday that Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries has been summoned to court over an alleged airrage incident.
But while that case, which stems from an alleged incident when Ms O’Riordan was on a flight from New York last November, looms, it seems another long-running court dispute between her and her former songwriting partner has ended.
She initiated a High Court action against Noel Hogan, her former Cranberries bandmate, in 2013.
The pair, along with Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler, resurrected The Cranberries in 2009 after almost seven years apart.
The band went their separate ways in 2003 after selling in the region of 40 million records worldwide, but Hogan said in a 2012 interview that he and O’Riordan continued to write songs together.
‘We did the reunion tour, we started at the end of 2009, but Dolores and I had been writing for a few years before that, not knowing whether it would be a Cranberries album or what it would be,’ he said at the time.
In 2013, she took a legal action against him. It has never been clear what the dispute was about but according to High Court records the case has now ended, and a motion to strike out the case was finalised on August 8.
Neither she nor Hogan has ever spoken about the case.
Meanwhile, Dolores faces prosecution for an alleged assault on two airport police officers and a garda at the airport and a further summons for resisting arrest at Shannon Airport.
The case is listed for Ennis District Court on Wednesday September 2.
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