Something new: The Cranberries are back

The band is back with a new album and a world tour ready to go – but frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan doesn’t seem very eager to talk about either of them

Dolores O’Riordan. Pic: Andy Earl

Having Dolores O’Riordan stare at you while saying barely a word for the guts of 40 minutes is intimidating.

She’s beautiful, Dolores O’Riordan. Sometimes the cameras don’t capture that. Today, as she sits in the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield in Dublin, the Limerick-born singer looks as dainty as a doll – her skin is porcelain, her close-cropped hair is a shiny black, and her military-style jacket from Marc Jacobs in Brown Thomas is ...