Sinead O'connor - Sinead O'Connor's dating rules
Sinead O'Connor won't date anyone ''whose mother isn't dead'' because she is so upset by people's attitudes to sex in her native Ireland.
Sinead O'Connor won't date anyone ''whose mother isn't dead''.
The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' singer - who has been married four times - is upset by people's attitudes to sex in her native Ireland, and has created an unusual new dating rule for herself.
She said: ''You're not allowed to talk about sex in Ireland. The last four boyfriends I've had, their mothers have refused to meet me because I wrote articles about sex. Now I have a rule - I don't go out with anyone whose mother isn't dead.''
Sinead - who split from her last husband, Irish drugs counsellor Barry Herridge, last year - is also planning to move with her children, Jake, 24, Roisin, 16, Shane, eight and Yeshua, six, from Ireland to London.
She said: ''There's nothing to do but drink. And I don't drink. Why don't they sell the whole thing to Australia?''
The 46-year-old singer also says her children are a ''stabilising influence'' on her and helped her to curb her hard partying ways.
She added in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''[Motherhood] certainly was a stabilising influence. I'm the type of rock 'n' roll chick that would have enjoyed staying up all night being under every drug under the sun. It was good I was a mother early so I couldn't be f****d up myself. And it influences your songwriting. It makes you concerned with issues that you wouldn't be if you weren't a parent.''