Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan and her husband Don Burton were today ordered to pay their former nanny €1,500.

In the High Court in Dublin, Judge Jonathan Quirke said he was satisfied some of Joy Fahy's belongings had been mislaid before they were returned to her from the celebrity couple's mansion in Co Limerick after her work with the family ended.

But he ruled that Ms Fahy had failed to prove her more serious allegations that Mr Burton had falsely imprisoned her and the couple had breached a contract agreed with her.

Ms Fahy could be facing a legal bill of €300,000.