The Irish Mail on Sunday

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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