Irish singer Sinead O'connor admits the pro IRA (Irish Republic Army) comments she made during the early part of her career were based on nonsense.

The NOTHING COMPARES 2 U star now knows she was too young to understand the tense situation in Northern Ireland properly and brands her statements supporting the actions of the terrorist group "really s**t, really awful".

She says, "I was very, very young and I didn't know what I was talking about. Obviously one has compassion and understanding of the circumstances that drive people to violence. But y'know, especially for someone like me who'd come from violence, to talk like that was b**locks."