Dolores O’Riordan sang and shouted from her jail cell at Shannon Garda station yesterday after her arrest at Shannon Airport that morning.
The Cranberries singer spent three hours reciting a chorus of songs in her cell which eventually resulted in the gardaí calling a doctor out of concerns for Ms O’Riordan’s psychological well being.
The local GP assessed the star shortly after 9am and recommended that she be further assessed at University Hospital Limerick, where she was taken under Garda escort.
The musical interlude took place after she was arrested at Shannon Airport shortly before 5am after she became disruptive in the business class area on board an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon.
It is alleged she stamped on an air hostess’s foot during the incident, head-butted a garda and spat in his face as she was being arrested.
Luckily the male garda was not injured but an ambulance was called as it was initially thought that the hostess had sustained a fractured foot. However, an X-ray found bruising only.
The star was released from Garda custody - without charge - to her mother at University Hospital Limerick.