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Dolores O'Riordan released from hospital and garda custody

A flight attendant and a garda were assaulted in the incident.

Updated 22.50pm

DOLORES O’RIORDAN has been released from hospital and garda custody following an alleged incident on a flight this morning.

The 43-year-old Cranberries singer had been taken to hospital following her arrest as she disembarked an Aer Lingus flight in Shannon.

A flight attendant was hospitalised after she was allegedly assaulted on a flight from JFK Airport in New York this morning.

The flight landed at around 5.30am and was met by gardaí, who had been called to the airport.

Gardaí confirmed this evening that O’Riordan had been released without charge. Investigations are ongoing but no file has yet been sent to the DPP.

The flight attendant was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where she was treated for her injuries. A male garda who was assaulted in the arrest did not need medical attention.

The woman was initially being held at Shannon Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act but a garda spokesperson confirmed that she was later taken to the hospital in Limerick for assessment.

The airline confirmed that an incident had occurred but could not comment further.

- Additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy and Sinéad O’Carroll 

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