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It has been revealed that Dolores O'Riordan was due to meet with The Cranberries record label to discuss plans for a new album before her death earlier this week.

The lead singer was found dead at her hotel room in London on Monday.

Her publicist has said while the primary purpose of her trip to London last Sunday was for a studio mixing session on Monday and Tuesday, it has emerged that while there she was also due to meet with The Cranberries record label, BMG, to discuss plans for the release of a new studio album.

Lindsey Holmes says she had been working on the album with the band in recent months.

A spokesperson for the band’s management confirmed this, but said they did not wish to discuss matters further at this sensitive time.

 Details of her funeral have also been released.

She will be reposing at St Joseph's Church on O'Connell Avenue in Limerick on Sunday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm, and then on Monday at a funeral home in Ballyneety from 4.00pm.

The funeral will take place in Ballybricken on Tuesday before a private family burial.

The inquest into the death of the singer opened in London earlier on Friday.

Coroner's officer Stephen Earl said: "A post-mortem examination has now taken place and the court is awaiting the results of various tests that have been commissioned."

The hearing was adjourned until April 3rd.

Police have already said that her death is not being treated as suspicious.

A book of condolence opened at Limerick City Hall earlier this week – while an online book is also available here.

Additional reporting: Jack Quann 


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