Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan gets €6,000 fine in lieu of jail sentence

She has admitted kicking, hitting and spitting at a garda

Dolores O'Riordan, air rage, Shannon, Aer Lingus, New York, sentenced

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court | Image: Niall Carson / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Singer Dolores O'Riordan says she is glad a court case involving a 2014 air rage incident is over.

The Cranberries frontwoman has been told that if she pays €6,000 to the court poor box she will avoid a sentence.

Ms O'Riordan previously admitted kicking, hitting and spitting at a garda after she was arrested off a transatlantic flight.

At the time of her arrest, the 44-year-old told gardaí she is the Queen of Limerick and an icon.

Ms O'Riordan, who lives in New York, flew back to Ireland for the hearing in Co Clare.

On November 14th 2014 she was arrested off an Aer Lingus flight from New York, after she became disruptive on board.

During the flight, she stamped on a cabin crew member's foot and refused to sit in her seat.

She managed to free herself from handcuffs and escaped from a garda patrol car following her arrest, and she later spat in the face of a garda.

Ms O'Riordan - who has been diagnosed with a bipolar condition - was suffering from a hypomanic paranoid episode brought on by stress, medical reports said.

She brought letters of apology to court today, including one to a garda who she falsely claimed had groped her following her arrest.

She spoke to reporters outside court.