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Sinead O Connor Photo by: Mark Doyle

Top ten facts about Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor

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Sinead O Connor Photo by: Mark Doyle

Sinead O’Connor made headlines across the world again on Tuesday with the announcement that her 16-day marriage to Barry Herridge was over. A constant source of debate and controversy, the talented singer-songwriter has led an eventful life. Here are some interesting facts on the Dubliner.

1.    She has been married four times, with her latest nuptials to Irish therapist Barry Herridge, lasting a mere 16 days.

2.    She is the third of four children of an engineer father and a dressmaker mother.

3.    The 45-year-old was ordained as a priest by a Roman Catholic splinter group called the Latin Tridentine Church, taking the clerical name Mother Bernadette Maria.

4.    She was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1991.

5.    In 1992, she famously ripped up a photo of the then Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live" saying, "Fight the real enemy".
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6.    O'Connor was cast as the Virgin Mary in Neil Jordon's 1997 drama, “The Butcher Boy”  (see video below).

7.    She achieved international success in 1990 with her cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares to You”.

8.    She has four children from various relationships.

9.    The Dubliner admitted on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007 that she had been diagnosed as bipolar and that she had attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday.

10.    She most recently recorded the song "Lay Your Head Down,"  for the Albert Nobbs soundtrack.

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