Irish radio stations paid tribute to late Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan today as the Limerick star was laid to rest in her hometown.

Radio stations across the country simultaneously played The Cranberries 1996 hit When You're Gone after the midday news.

2fm took to Twitter to announce the news, writing that is is a "a fitting tribute..to our of our greatest singers ever".

O'Riordan died suddenly in London on January 15 at the age of 46. She had been due to record a cover of The Cranberries' song Zombie with the band Bad Wolves.

Her funeral takes place at 11.30am at this morning at Saint Ailbe's Church in her native Ballybricken, followed by private family burial. 

Thousands of people paid their respects to the late singer in Limerick

Thousands of people paid their respects to her family during public mourning events in Limerick city and country over the past two days.