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Happy ending as Twink wins fight to keep her home

Ray Managh and Ken Sweeney

Published 14/04/2010 | 05:00

PANTO star Twink's battle to save her home from repossession appears to be heading for a happy ending.

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The actress, real name Adele Condron King, has sorted out her financial affairs with Bank of Scotland, the Dublin County Registrar's Court has heard.

She had been named with ex-husband David Agnew in a motion by the bank seeking to repossess the family home at Idrone House, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Co Dublin.

The application was listed last month before County Registrar Susan Ryan when barrister Anne Lawlor, counsel for Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Limited, sought an adjournment.

She told the court matters had been progressing between the parties and that statements of income and expenditure were being prepared to facilitate negotiations and assessment by the bank.

Yesterday Ms Lawlor told the county registrar the bank's motion to repossess the property could be struck out with no further order from the court.

Speaking in February, the 58-year-old performer said she "couldn't work any harder" and compared herself to thousands of others who face having their homes repossessed by banks.

"I have joined the ranks of thousands of other people in Ireland who have had their treasured family home repossessed by banks or building societies.

"Unfortunately I find myself in this current situation no different to half of the country that have lost their jobs or that like me are single parents trying to pay mortgage bills and raising two children," she said.

Previously owned by a builder, the 300-year-old detached, five-bedroom home came on the market in 2000 with an asking price of IR£850,000 (€1.08m)

Estranged husband David Agnew moved out of the family home in 2004 after the couple ended their 21-year marriage.

Last night Twink was unavailable for comment.

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