Twink hopes to resume full mortgage repayments, court told

Entertainer contacted bank with proposals to deal with arrears on home, judge hears

Adele King, better known as Twink, hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home which is under threat of re-possession by a bank, a judge was told on Friday.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Adele King, better known as Twink, hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home which is under threat of re-possession by a bank, a judge was told on Friday. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

 

Adele King, better known as Twink, hopes to be able to resume full monthly mortgage repayments on her home which is under threat of re-possession by a bank, a judge was told on Friday.

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

Ms Connaughton-Deeny, who appeared with Clodagh Buckley of solicitors Ivor Fitzpatrick and Co for the bank, said Ms King indicated she was agreeable to the name of Bank of Scotland, on possession proceedings against her 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, Idrone House, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16, remains in both their names.

Following difficulties in serving Mr 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, at Rathmines Road, Dublin.

Ms Connaughton-Deeny told Judge Linnane Ms King had contacted the bank’s solicitors on Wednesday of this week with proposals to deal with the outstanding arrears.

“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.

“She has agreed to the adjournment of the civil bill for possession and is not objecting to the change of bank name.”

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 of them appeared in court.

Judge Linnane adjourned the possession proceedings against the couple until October and directed that Start Mortgages be substituted as the plaintiff bank in the proceedings. She directed that full information including updated arrears be provided to the court by then.

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.