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Saturday 24 September 2016

Twink agrees to resume mortgage payments on home

Adele King, better known as Twink, and estranged husband, David Agnew, are in talks with the bank about their arrears
Adele King, better known as Twink, and estranged husband, David Agnew, are in talks with the bank about their arrears

Adele King, aka Twink, hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home, which is under threat of repossession by a bank, a judge was told yesterday.

Barrister Shaula Connaughton-Deeny told the Circuit Civil Court that a solicitor on behalf of Ms King and her estranged husband, musician David Agnew, had contacted the bank with proposals to renew full repayments.

Ms Connaughton-Deeny, appearing for the bank, said Ms King indicated she was agreeable to the name of Bank of Scotland, on possession proceedings against herself and her husband, being changed to Start Mortgages, which had taken over the mortgage debt.

The court has been told that the couple's mortgage on their former home of Idrone House, Knocklyon, Dublin 16, remains in both their names.

Following difficulties in serving Agnew with the legal proceedings, Judge Jacqueline Linnane last year granted leave for him to be served at his place of work, the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Rathmines.

Repayments

"The proposals have been made in writing and the bank is considering them at the moment. Ms King hopes she will be able to return to making full repayments at a later date," Ms Connaughton-Deeny said.

Ms Connaughton-Deeny said both respondents were on notice of today's proceedings and, while it would appear that no solicitor intended to come on record for either Mr Agnew or Ms King, "there is a line of communication in existence". Neither appeared in court.

Judge Linnane adjourned the possession proceedings against the couple until October.

In documents lodged earlier in court it was stated that, as of August 2013, the bank was owed €244,000 - including just over €11,600 arrears at that time.

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