Dolores set­tles one case, and gears up for a big­ger one

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

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.

cran­berry: Dolores O’Rior­dan

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