Dolores O'Riorden, the lead singer of the Cranberries, has pleaded guilty in an Irish court to assaulting a flight attendant on a flight from New York to Ireland in November 2014. She also admitted to assaulting three police officers, including headbutting one, after the plane had landed.
According to our original report, an Aer Lingus spokesman said "An incident took place on board flight EI110 en route from New York to Shannon today. The matter is being investigated by An Garda Síochána. As this is a security matter we will not comment any further."
Witnesses say that O'Riordan had an altercation with one of the flight attendants on the plane who was transported to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick for treatment of her injuries. The Irish Times reports that the attendant's foot was fractured when O'Riordan stomped on it.
Police met the plane on the runway at 5:30 AM Monday morning and boarded to arrest O'Riordan. During the course of the arrest, the singer allegedly spit on an officer and headbutted them. The officer did not require medical care.
O'Riorden made no statement during the proceedings and Judge Patrick Duncan, will will sentence the singer early next year, ordered her to write letters of apology to all involved.