Irish singer-songwriter whose album The Lion and the Cobra brought her commercial success, as well as her cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U."
She was sent to Magdalene Asylum for shoplifting when she was fifteen.
In 2000, she openly admitted to being a lesbian, despite her previous marriages. She has married four times: first to John Reynolds in 1987, then to Nicholas Sommerlad in 2001, then to Steve Cooney in 2010, and finally to Barry Herridge in 2011.
Bob Dylan was an influence on her songwriting.
She has collaborated with artists like Shane McGowan.