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Ralph Lauren's niece charged over air rage

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The niece of fashion designer Ralph Lauren has appeared in court charged with being drunk and abusive on a plane after an alleged air rage incident.

Jennifer Lauren is accused of breaching the peace on a Delta Air Lines flight, which had to be diverted to Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland.

The New York-based jewellery designer’s hearing at Killaloe District Court took place in a local pub which served as a temporary court as the was no nearby courthouse.

Lauren, 41, was arrested at Shannon Airport on Monday and held in custody overnight.

A police officer told the court that when the jewellery designer was being detained at the airport she said: “Can you say that in English please?”