Radio presenter declared bankrupt


Today FM presenter Tony Fenton has been declared bankrupt at the High Court over his failure to pay tax debts amounting to almost €880,000.

The radio disc jockey, whose real name is Anthony Fagan, did not contest a petition for bankruptcy brought by the Revenue Commissioners arising from three court judgements against him, totalling €879,695.87.

The Revenue has also registered a judgment mortgage against Mr Fagan’s south Dublin home which is also subject of a bank mortgage.

Mr Fagan, Merrion Woods, Stillorgan Road, Blackrock in Dublin, was working at the Today FM offices at Digges Lane, Dublin 2, when he was served with the petition by the Revenue Commissioners on October 28th last, it was stated in legal documents.

Mr Fagan was not in court today when the matter came before Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne in the High Court bankruptcy list.

The judge made an order formally adjudicating Mr Fagan bankrupt. Mr Fagan was represented in court by his solicitor, St John Dundon, of Dundon Callanan Solicitors, and later attended to sign papers at the bankruptcy offices in Smithfield.

The Revenue was represented by barrister Gary Compton, who said the petition had been brought following Mr Fagan’s “failure to satisfy a bankruptcy summons”.

Last year, three judgements were made against the presenter in the High Court, totalling €770,044.09. The interest accrued on these judgments to date has increased that figure to €879,695.87.