It seems the medias are still very interested in Dolores. Yesterday a lot of paparazzi were in Ennis, Ireland to catch her and today she’s on the front pages of a lot of Irish newspapers. Here are some of them:
Dolores has arrived in Ennis to face charges of assault following an alleged air rage incident last year.
Here below are probably the first public pictures of her since the TV show The Bachelorette as She and Olé are entering court in Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland.
Dolores was supported for the hearing by her mother Eileen, one of her brothers and Olé Koretsky. She was dressed all in black and wearing black sunglasses on her arrival at the courthouse.
O’Riordan’s solicitor Bill O’Donnell did not contest any of the evidence given to the court and said the marriage break-up put Dolores under huge emotional stress. She was going through a very difficult time having recently separated from her husband of 20 years. She moved to New York City and hadn’t seen her children for two months who live in Canada and was living out of a suitcase in New York City.
The court was told the incident began shortly before landing when O’Riordan’s behaviour became erratic and later as the plane came in to land in Shannon when she got out of her seat and tried to open the overhead luggage bins. The captain called in airport police to meet the plane.
O’Riordan twice tried to flee custody after being arrested at the airport, once from an ambulance and once while in a patrol car. Garda Shane Dawson revealed that the singer managed to free herself of one handcuff and forced open the door of a Garda car while he wrote up his notes on the airport apron. Airport police believed her behaviour was irrational but could not identify an explanation.
Mr O’Donnell said that there was no intention by Dolores to commit the actions on the day and she doesn’t remember what fully occurred. He said that she has no previous convictions, had travelled around the world with her career since she was 18 and never had an incident on a plane before November last year. O’Riordan was suffering hypomania, sleep deprivation and paranoia at the time of the incident.
Dolores admitted four offences including assault and obstructing a Garda. The lawyer said the singer is remorseful and regrets the incident and offered apologies to all those affected.
Judge Patrick Durcan ordered O’Riordan to write letters of apology to all those affected in the incident while he considers sentencing. He said : “It is important that the victims of crime know that the perpetrator apologises for the crime that was committed.”
Judge Patrick Durcan adjourned the case for mention to the January to fix a date for sentence.
The assault charges O’Riordan admitted can result in up to 6 months in jail or a maximum fine of €1850
The case will be mentioned in Ennis District Court on January 20.
O’Riordan left the court grounds in a blacked-out off-road vehicle without commenting.
A lot more details can be found in the Irish Independent, TheJournal and Belfast Telegraph articles.
Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :
Eric Alexandrakis likes to tease his fans like nobody else. He definitely is a master at that and this will probably irritate a lot of people who just missed it. Today he decided to let anyone hear a complete demo version of La Fine on his periscope. As you probably know La Fine is one of the song featuring Dolores O’Riordan. For now Eric only periscoped an instrumental demo so to this day it is impossible to know if Dolores already recorded her vocals or not.
If you don’t know periscope yet it is an unlimited time video app. Users can live broadcast anything they like as long as they want and sometimes videos can be watched again as a replay.
Unfortunately La Fine has no replay.
Eric Alexandrakis just revealed today via his Twitter and Facebook accounts the release of “Like A Puppet Show”, a brand new project in collaboration with the actor John Malkovich and featuring a lot of artists such as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’ Riordan and more.
Again thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia who found today a website called More American Dreams with 5 amazing pictures of Dolores taken on February 26, 2015. According to the photographer Andrzej Liguz, a friend of Andy Rourke, the photo-shoot was made in Dolores apartment in Los Angeles close to Marina del Ray/Venice Beach and it was Dolores’ will.
UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016:
Photographer Andrzej Liguz asked us to remove his pictures for copyright reasons.
So you won’t see those pics anymore here. 🙁
Now click on the above link to see the pics directly on photographer’s website.
Again the information come from The Irish Times first. Their article reveals Dolores is receiving medical treatment these days and can’t come to the Court.
The case will be back before Ennis District Court on December 16th for a plea to be entered or a date for a hearing to be set, the court was told.
My client is presently [sic] receiving ongoing medical treatment and presently she’s receiving residential treatment, hence her absence from court”
If the person is having treatment then I think we should facilitate that. Judge Patrick Durcan agreed to the adjournment.
According to High Court records the dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended and a motion to strike out the case was finalised this august. (apparently it was in July, see update below)
An article published today in the newspaper The Irish Mail just revealed it. The legal action was initiated by Dolores against Noel in 2013 and it has never been clear what the dispute was about and don’t expect to learn more with this short article.
Anyway, that’s good news!!
Thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for finding the article
Source: The Irish Mail
A new article published on August 31st in the Limerick Leader gives more details :
A high court action taken by Ms O’Riordan against band mate and song writing partner Noel Hogan, has been struck out. The high court proceedings were filed in October 2013, with the Cause of Action in the filing listed as a ‘declaration’. A motion to strike out the action was made on July 13 of this year, and was finalised three days later. The matter, which neither Cranberries star has ever publicly commented on, was adjourned nine times this year when it came before the court, before the motions were made to strike it out in July.
Source: Limerick Leader
According to this article Singer Dolores O’Riordan has been summoned to appear before Ennis District Court next week for alleged assault, arising from an incident at Shannon Airport last November. The cases have been listed for the first court of the new legal term for Ennis District Court next Wednesday, September 2nd.
As you probably all know Dolores was born on September 6th, what (almost) a great birthday!!
Source: The Irish Time
According to a new Limerick Leader article “it is understood that Ms O’Riordan […] will be unavailable and the matter is to be adjourned.”
Source: Limerick Leader
Again, Dolores is in the Irish press today and again it comes from the Irish Mirror. Probably tracked by a paparazzi because of the revelations of her possible relationship with Olé Koretsky she was photographed walking in the rain yesterday around the family home in Ballybricken. Asked how she felt about her new love interest Dolores answered:
I’m just having a relaxing time at my mum’s house. I’m not doing any press. I’m not saying anything. Thanks love.
And that’s pretty much it. The rest of the article is no particular interest and sometimes pure speculations especially when the article is entitled “Singer looks glum on country walk…” who looks happy when walking alone in a continuous rain and deep in thought anyway!
According to this new online article of the Irish Mirror, “Dolores is certainly very happy and in love with Olé Koretsky”. This sentence is said by Philip Tobin who recently met Dolores and Olé in Kites, a Chinese restaurant in Ballsbridge Dublin Ireland.
Sure this is NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT but if you followed the news about Dolores these past months it is reasonable to say these words are probably true and will not sound very surprising to die hard fans. Many of you already mentioned this possibility in many comments and as you know Olé Koretsky is currently working with Dolores (as well as Andy Rourke) in a new musical project called Jetlag NYC. He also was spotted with her in different locations such as New York, Los Angeles, Limerick and others… and some can be considered as private.
Anyway anyone will have an opinion and this news must be taken very carefully. In example elsewhere in the article it is written “They were singing some of their new stuff in the restaurant – it sounds amazing” which is very surprising and quite unlikely. Philip Tobin possibly did not recognize some cover songs but if he is right what a night and what a lucky man he is!!
Here is a little recap of the pictures/selfies with Dolores made by fans in the past months. Those pictures are usually reTweeted/reFacebooked on the Cranberries World’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and do not appear all the time on the website at the very minute. This post is here to repair the fault as some of you don’t follow CW on social networks while others may simply have missed a picture.
Again thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for searching the web and finding this interview of the composer Angelo Badalamenti given to the website Spirit & Flesh.
In this long interview about David Lynch, movies, his musical career and other things only one line is about Dolores but what a line:
Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries and I are working on her album; she’s a wonderful lyricist with an edge to her voice.
Source: Spirit & Flesh
Composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis continues to tease Dolores’ fans with new exciting bits of information about their collaboration. And it seems like this collaboration has an official title now: Electrons featuring Dolores O’Riordan (Electrons is the name of Alexandrakis’ project which includes different musicians from bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and others).
Danila Aranha shared a couple of days ago on the Facebook page of The Cranberries Brasil a very interesting picture of a new Dolores O’Riordan DVD sold officially in store in Salvador by the shop Livraria Cultura.
Recorded in Basel, Switzerland on november 15, 2007 during the second European leg of the Are You Listening tour, this show is very familiar to the fans as back in the days it was broadcasted on TV in Switzerland and was immediately uploaded on the internet (YouTube for instance) and still can be easily watched these days.
Even if the picture of Danila totally makes illusion, no doubt this DVD probably is a bootleg item as there are very few chances that, almost 8 years after the performance, this shop in Salvador has the legal rights to sell it. Nobody heard about a new official release coming soon and this DVD totally appeared out of the blue which usually is a good sign to say it is bootleg. So pay attention and know what you’re buying if you plan to order it! This dvd probably is reserved to die-hard fans and collectors and not addressed to the general public as production quality may be uncertain.
You can order it online by clicking this link.
DVD is NTSC, possibly factory pressed and not cheap home-made DVD-R.
As it probably should not have ended in that kind of store where people automatically think there are only official products on sale, its selling lifetime can be very limited so if you are a real collector make it fast before it becomes unavailable !
And remember in the United States and mostly worldwide the law says it is not illegal to own a bootleg, only selling is illegal.