Friday 2 December 2016

Twink is given one last chance to save house from bank

Saurya Cherfi

Published 15/10/2016 | 02:30

Adele Condron-King, aka Twink, at her home in Knocklyon, Dublin Photo: Tony Gavin
Adele Condron-King, aka Twink, at her home in Knocklyon, Dublin Photo: Tony Gavin

Adele Condron-King, aka Twink, has been given a last chance by a judge to save her home from repossession by a bank.

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Judge Jacqueline Linnane adjourned possession proceedings by Start Mortgages against Ms Condron-King and her estranged husband, David Agnew.

Twink's home in Knocklyon, Dublin Photo: Ray Cullen
Twink's home in Knocklyon, Dublin Photo: Ray Cullen

The proceedings are in relation to their former home in Knocklyon, Dublin, and the court heard the matter has been ongoing since 2010.

The court heard that the bank was owed about €250,000, including €18,000 arrears.

Judge Linnane told solicitor Mark Doyle, for Ms Condron-King, that his client had made no payment on the mortgage over five years. The judge said other payments had been very small.

"This shows the matter has been ignored," the judge said.

Twink with estranged husband David Agnew Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin
Twink with estranged husband David Agnew Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin

Mr Doyle told the court that he was not on record yet, but was acting on behalf of Ms Condron-King. He said there was an agreement in place with the bank and moneys had been transferred yesterday.

He told the court that Ms Condron-King was now putting the house on the market and was looking for a six-month adjournment to allow the agreement to be implemented and the sale to progress.

Barrister Shaula Connaughton-Deeny, for the bank, said her client was opposing the application because Ms Condron-King was in breach of the agreement.

She said it stated that if moneys were not paid by the end of September last, the bank would seek possession of the house.

Following difficulties in serving Mr Agnew with legal proceedings, Judge Linnane last year granted leave for him to be served at his place of work, the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, at Rathmines Road. Ms Connaughton-Deeny said it seemed that no solicitor intended to come on record for Mr Agnew, who did not appear in court yesterday.

The judge said she was not granting the bank an order for possession because it would interfere with any eventual sale.

The judge said Ms Condron-King had to address the arrears and had to decide the seriousness of the proceedings. She said the bank had made many efforts to address the matter.

"The costs are also mounting and the matter is now coming to an end. I therefore am allowing Ms Condron-King one final adjournment."

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