Our Lady Of Sorrows: New article by Barry Egan

November 19, 2014  |  11 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

From the numerous articles published recently in the Irish press, one stands out, that of Dolores’ long time friend, the Irish Independent journalist Barry Egan, who decided to relate “the turbulent – and very sad – story of Dolores O’Riordan.”
Indeed, following the incident which took place a week ago aboard the EI110 flight from NYC to Shannon, tabloids had a tremendous time commenting on the “mighty fall from grace” of Dolores O’Riordan, making fun of the “pious [now] caught in sin” and emphasizing that the singer was spending time in a “posh hotel” after she left the police cell.
How tough for fans and all those who love Dolores to read this.

Thankfully, M. Egan felt the need to set the context so as to urge readers to remain compassionate.
As a matter of fact, in this article, he recalls his fellows of Dolores torment from the past, going back over the sexual abuse she suffered for four years as child and explaining how this episode led her to “anorexia, nervous breakdowns, and suicidal thoughts over the years”.

We would thus like to encourage everyone to pay attention to Barry’s heartbreaking article, and follow his advice: don’t judge Dolores O’Riordan too hastily. “Our” lady of Sorrows needs love and support more than ever, and being in the media spotlight will definitely not help her to accept and follow the road of recovery.

Again, we continue to send our best wishes to Dolores, her family and her friends during this difficult time, hoping she’ll finally get the helps she needs to achieve some closure.

You can read the full article of Barry here.

Dolores gives her version to Barry Egan in the Sunday Independent today

November 16, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Today the Irish newspaper the Sunday Independent published an interview with Dolores where she gives her version to Barry Egan on the recent events. As you probably know Barry Egan is a journalist Dolores trusts a lot and the articles/interviews are always unique and very interesting!

Take a look at the online version by clicking HERE and HERE

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2014.11.16 Sunday Independent

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Eileen O’ Riordan Offers Update on Dolores’s Health

November 13, 2014  |  5 Comments  |  by Shannon  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Today, the Limerick Leader posted an in-depth interview with Dolores’s mother, Eileen O’ Riordan, who shares a bit of detail concerning Dolores’s marriage separation and her state of health.

“She is going through a marriage separation at the moment. That’s hard for anyone,” said Eileen.

Dolores’s mother goes on to state that though Dolores is currently doing much better, Dolores did not recognize her mother at the garda station in Shannon, Ireland, where Dolores was arrested on Monday morning.

“Dolores was inside in a room, she was lying on the floor, curled up. She had her head covered and her face covered up. She was trying to protect herself. I gave her a hug. I tried to talk to her. She didn’t realise I was there at all. I put Lourdes water on her. She didn’t know who I was, she was trying to cover herself from me”, said Eileen.

Mrs. O’ Riordan said that she was anticipating her daughter’s arrival on Monday and was in the process of preparing Dolores’s breakfast when she received a call from her son with the news of Dolores’s arrest.  She says that he had been fearing for Dolores’s health for some time, prayerful that Dolores would not be in New York, away from those who could best care for her, if or when something were to go wrong.

“I was waiting for it, hoping that it wouldn’t happen in New York. It would be awful because she wouldn’t have the support there. She is suffering from lack of sleep over the weeks and her brain is racing all the time. She is working very hard. When she was in New York she kept saying ‘when I go home to my mother in Ireland, I will be fine’. She was working in New York producing a new album.”

“She rang on Sunday to say she was coming. She was OK then but she wasn’t herself. She wasn’t Dolores. She would hide it from me. If I asked ‘are you sleeping?’ she would say: ‘Oh I am, I am.”

Mrs. O’ Riordan says that at this time, Dolores “is a lot better than what she was, thanks be to God”.

She confirms that Dolores remains in Ireland where she is cared for by a nurse and a psychiatric doctor who visits Dolores daily.  Dolores reportedly speaks with her children by phone and they are aware that their mother is not well at this time.  The children remain in Canada with their father.

When answering questions specifically concerning Monday’s on-board incident at Shannon International Airport, related to the alleged assault of a flight attendant and an arresting officer, Dolores’s mother states that when Dolores was taken to the hospital for a medical and psychiatric evaluation following the arrest, there were no drugs or alcohol in Dolores’s system.

“She had two glasses of wine with her dinner when she started off but she had no alcohol or drugs in her system. That is completely clear”, Eileen says.

It is suspected that Dolores had been hassled for autographs, photographs, and requests to sing during the flight and had been poked by a couple of passengers who were reportedly drunk, seated behind Dolores, for the duration of the flight and that Dolores “lost it”.

Mrs. O’ Riordan also says that the injured flight attendant is a long-time acquaintance of Dolores: “That girl is a friend of hers. She is a very nice girl. She knows [Dolores] for years.”

Dolores’s mother goes on to say that Dolores had been flying in the company of a “producer and songwriter” (presumably JETLAG partner Olé Koretsky, with whom Dolores had been photographed during her time in New York City over the last several weeks).

When asked how she remains strong to care for her daughter, Mrs. Eileen O’ Riordan credits her strong faith.

“I pray.  I don’t know what I would do only for my religion. There are so many good people – so many I have met are lovely and are thinking of her and praying for her and what more can we do at this stage.”

From all of us here at Cranberries World, we wish Dolores a full and speedy recovery.  We also express our deepest regret to learn of Dolores and Don’s marital separation and send all of our absolute best wishes to Dolores and her family during this difficult time of transition and healing.

2014.11.13 Limerick Leader

Source: limerickleader.ie

BREAKING NEWS: Dolores O’ Riordan splits from husband of 20 years (UPDATED)

November 12, 2014  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to this article published on the website Goss.ie Dolores’ mother Eileen has given an in-depth interview in tomorrow’s Limerick Leader where she will reveal the singer’s marriage is over.

This might explain the behavior of Dolores these last days/weeks.

Some fans noticed she appeared without her marriage ring in recent pictures suggesting there might be problems in her marriage… well, it seems confirmed now.
Sad news!

Thanks to Sara on Cranberries Italia for the info.

Source: Goss.ie


UPDATE NOV.13 

And here comes the official article in the Limerick Leader

2014.11.13 Limerick Leader

Eoghan McDermott supports Dolores O’ Riordan

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Eoghan McDermott, an Irish television presenter who is hosting The Voice of Ireland, has expressed his support for Dolores O’ Riordan.

“I think she is amazing. This morning I heard a reporter on who said an eyewitness said she didn’t deliberately stamp on the foot that she was jumping like going a bit mad,” he said.

“It was collateral damage so that was some reporter that spoke to an eyewitness. Wait till it all falls out. And obviously she was taken into hospital so you just wish her well you know that she’s okay.

“At the same time it’s s**t for the air hostess to have her foot stamped on. I think Dolores is amazing and I will always stick up for her she’s an awesome person.

“I remember she told us on the show that she moved into a pretty desolate part of Canada just because she liked solitude a bit,” he said.

“I don’t know if she gets angsty around people or confined spaces so obviously they felt she needed to go to hospital.”

Eoghan McDermott also told Goss.ie the very first time he met the 43-year-old was an extremely bizarre encounter.

“Literally the first time I met her she was chatting to Bressie and I walked in the room and she was like ‘Lads let’s go, let’s touch a tree,’” he said.

“She made us go outside and touch a tree just because she wants to be connected with the earth.”

Source: Goss.ie

Dolores “Getting Help She Needs” – Eileen O’ Riordan

November 12, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Shannon  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to The Irish Sun, Dolores’s mother, Eileen O’ Riordan, has confirmed that Dolores is currently under a doctor’s care and is getting the help that she needs, following the news of Dolores’s arrest at Shannon International Airport in Shannon, Ireland on Monday morning.

The front-page story posted on thesun.ie goes on to confirm that Dolores remains in the custody of her mother who is optimistic about Dolores’s health.  Mrs. Eileen O’ Riordan is quoted as stating: “My girl will be OK”.

The Irish Sun also quotes Mrs. O’ Riordan as saying that she was “not surprised” that this incident occurred – suggesting that Dolores’s family  has had cause for concern over Dolores’s health and well-being over the course of recent weeks and months.

The Irish Sun also alludes that additional charges may be pending related to Monday’s incident, citing that Dolores may have allegedly further resisted arrest.

We will continue to provide updates and additional information as news becomes available; and we continue to express our best wishes for Dolores’s health and recovery during this troubling time for Dolores and her family.

Source: The Irish Sun

Dolores appearing front page in many newspapers today (UPDATED)

November 11, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores appearing front page in many newspapers today (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Yesterday the breaking news of Dolores arrested at Shannon airport spread the medias and especially the web where reactions are immediat. And today as you can imagine Dolores is appearing front page in the “real physical” press in Ireland as well as inside a lot of newspapers worldwide. Here are some of them. This post will probably be updated with more very soon. So take a look back sometimes. Thanks to silverroy22 for noticing it.

2014.11.11 Irish Independent

2014.11.11 Irish Examiner

2014.11.11 The Irish Sun

2014.11.11 The Herald

2014.11.11 Irish Daily Mirror

2014.11.11 Limerick Chronicle

2014.11.11 Irish Daily Star

2014.11.11 Daily Star

2014.11.11 Irish Independent

2014.11.11 Daily Express

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2014.11.11 UK Metro

2014.11.11 Daily Mirror

2014.11.11 London Evening Star

2014.11.11 Metro Herald

Sources: A big thank you to silverroy22 for almost all these pictures as well as Johann Rosales and Cranberries-Greece


UPDATE NOV.12 

2014.11.12 Irish Daily Star

2014.11.12 The Irish Sun

Eric Alexandrakis and Kellie Lewis support Dolores O’ Riordan

November 10, 2014  |  Comments Off on Eric Alexandrakis and Kellie Lewis support Dolores O’ Riordan  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O' Riordan

After today’s news about Dolores’ arrest, some of her friends decided to show support for her.
Composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis left this message on his Facebook page:

“I woke up to over 200 mssgs from many of you asking about this story in the news about Dolores O’ Riordan . Here’s my answer…it’s no one’s business. Don’t prejudge, don’t’ gossip, don’t pay attention to those news sites putting up bad action photos in an effort to make celebs look the way they are reporting them to be for reader impact…and just go about your day. Whatever the circumstances are, just be supportive, and as Dolores would say, “focus on love”. EAx”

Aspiring young singer Kellie Lewis, Dolores’ protégé on The Voice of Ireland, twitted this:

“@DolORiordan You are perfect in my eyes. sending all of my love to this gift of a woman.”

Sources: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page, Kellie Lewis’ Twitter page

Dolores O’ Riordan released without charge

November 10, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan released without charge  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores O’ Riordan has been discharged from hospital and released without charge from garda custody following an alleged air rage incident, BreakingNews.ie reports.
Earlier this morning Dolores was arrested and detained in a garda station at Shannon airport following the alleged onboard incident on a transatlantic flight. The Cranberries star was later hospitalised in Mid-West Regional Hospital in Limerick and then released into the care of her mother at approximately 3:35PM today.

Sources: BreakingNews.ie, Independent.ie, People.com

Dolores O’ Riordan placed under arrest in Shannon, Ireland (UPDATED)

November 10, 2014  |  10 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Quite an unexpected piece of news this morning as we’re learning that Dolores has just been arrested by the garda following an “alleged air rage incident” on a flight from NYC to Shannon, Ireland!!

The Independent.ie describes the incident, explaining that Dolores refused to seat as the flight was landing and stamped on an attendant’s foot.
She then headbutted a garda before spitting in his face at the airport.

We shall probably wait for more information before we get to comment on this surprising event.
Let’s mainly hope our favorite singer is fine and not enduring tough times as it looked like she was lately…

Source: The Independent


MIDDAY UPDATE

The Independent’s article was updated with more details on the situation, it seems Dolores has now been hospitalized. Journalists are awaiting comments from O’Riordan’s representatives…

Other sources: The Irish Times, RTE News, Limerick Post

O’Riordan & Mendoza in studios (2 UPDATES)

November 8, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

Looks like Andy Rourke will definitely not play bass on Dolores’ upcoming third album as Marco Mendoza seems to be back in the game.

You might remember that he had started working with Dolores back in October 2013 on new tracks, which he said would not necessarily end up on a third solo album.

This time we trust this project is beginning to materialize as Dolores has been working in NYC for more than a month now.
Mendoza mentioned on his Facebook account a couple of days ago that he was flying back from Miami – where his band The Dead Daisies was opening for KISS – to NYC so as to join Dolores in studios.
Today, Katarina Benzova (who’s none other than Guns N’ Roses photographer as we told you last week) posted a new pic of the guys (Ole Koretsky from Jetlag, Dolores & Marco) at the Electric Lady Studios.

tumblr_nepec6swhZ1tqqnsho1_1280This is all getting quite exciting, isn’t it?


UPDATE NOV.09

The following picture added:

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UPDATE NOV.10

2 more photos…

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