Veteran Irish pop star Dana broke down in tears in court on Friday (25Jul14) as her brother was cleared of child sex charges.

The singer, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, has been supporting her sibling John Brown, 60, throughout his trial on five charges of indecent assault against two girls, aged 13 and 16, in the 1970s.

He was found not guilty on all counts at Harrow Crown Court in England on Friday, and Dana, 62, wept as the verdicts were read out.

Dana went on to become a politician in her native Ireland after stepping away from her pop career, and the allegations regarding her brother surfaced during her campaign for the Irish presidency in 2011.