Francesca Comyn

Francesca Comyn

Francesca Comyn is the Sunday Business Post’s Legal Affairs Correspondent. In this role, she drives the Post’s coverage of legal affairs, including litigation, legislation and the law. An award-winning journalist, Comyn was Courts Correspondent with Newstalk (and Today FM) for the past eight years. She was previously a news anchor at Newstalk and Q102 (Lite FM). Comyn is the recipient of a Justice Media Award. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 and later completed a law degree at DIT, Aungier Street.

Supreme Court hears polygamy appeal

Supreme Court hears polygamy appeal

Case involves a man from the Middle East who has two wives

Garda reports reveal expense claim irregularities

Garda reports reveal expense claim irregularities

Reviews identify numerous instances of “poorly presented” expense forms

McCabe takes action against Midland Radio Group

McCabe takes action against Midland Radio Group

Garda whistleblower has initiated defamation proceedings over its coverage of the O’Higgins Commission report

Supreme Court finally clears four-year appeal case backlog

Supreme Court finally clears four-year appeal case backlog

• Supreme Court Justice Frank Clarke predicts court will only deal with 60 or 70 significant cases a year from now on

New bill aims to streamline guardian-at-law system

New bill aims to streamline guardian-at-law system

Katherine Zappone is to be applauded for getting a lot of things right in her proposals, writes Francesca Comyn

Guards on film: The issue that isn't going away

Guards on film: The issue that isn't going away

Gardaí are being videoed without their consent at public protests. Some argue it’s necessary to protect against abuses of civil rights, while others say it has led to cases of individual guards being harassed

High Court setback for developer John Morrissey in  battle with Nama

High Court setback for developer John Morrissey in battle with Nama

Businessman has been refused pre-trial orders requiring the agency to hand over a suite of documents

Larry Goodman to increase stake in Blackrock Clinic

Larry Goodman to increase stake in Blackrock Clinic

A receiver appointed by the Goodman related firm Breccia is selling the shares following a successful court outing

Stubbs Gazette loses action against the Courts Service

Stubbs Gazette loses action against the Courts Service

For around a decade up until 2010, the Courts Service provided records of unregistered judgments in the District and Circuit Courts

Clerys: Foley could face six months in jail if she is convicted

Clerys: Foley could face six months in jail if she is convicted

Foley is being prosecuted on three counts of breaking employment protection laws and one related to the alleged impeding of a WRC inspector

Playwright hit with €600k legal bill

Playwright hit with €600k legal bill

Punitive finding against Bisi Adigun

Garda superintendent who investigated McCabe allegation takes case against TV3

Garda superintendent who investigated McCabe allegation takes case against TV3

Supt Noel Cunningham has already lodged defamation claims against RTE, The Sunday Times and The Irish Examiner

Key letter absent from witness file in Gerald Kean EBS case

Key letter absent from witness file in Gerald Kean EBS case

Solicitor Patrick Dorgan only became aware of the error after he had finalised his professional report for the case

Custom House Capital the long and  winding road of the liquidation

Custom House Capital the long and winding road of the liquidation

It collapsed almost six years ago owing its clients €66 million, but the increasingly messy winding-up of Custom House Capital threatens to drag on for some time to come

Judge entitled to jail man in ‘anarchy’ repossession case

Judge entitled to jail man in ‘anarchy’ repossession case

Court of appeal finds judges must be afforded “very wide discretion” in dealing with disruption