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.

‘She was very forward with me. I didn’t force myself on her’

‘She was very forward with me. I didn’t force myself on her’

The fourth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the recordings of police interviews with two of the accused played in court

Wine merchant wins High Court appeal on €2.1m excise bill

Wine merchant wins High Court appeal on €2.1m excise bill

A Dublin wine merchant has successfully challenged a €2.1 million Revenue bill relating to miss...

DNA evidence produced at rugby rape trial

DNA evidence produced at rugby rape trial

Expert witness for the defence tells court of shortcomings in forensic testing protocol

DNA evidence produced at Rugby rape trial

DNA evidence produced at Rugby rape trial

Expert witness for the defence tells court of shortcomings in forensic testing protocol

Rape trial: Woman had bruising and a tear, doctor tells court

Rape trial: Woman had bruising and a tear, doctor tells court

The medic who examined the woman allegedly raped by two Ireland rugby players described her as 'co-operative but tearful'

Rape trial: Heated exchanges as alleged victim cross-examined

Rape trial: Heated exchanges as alleged victim cross-examined

The rugby rape trial continues as the court hears several divergent versions of the night in question from a host of different witnesses

Battle lines drawn in showdown between Quinn and auditor PwC

Battle lines drawn in showdown between Quinn and auditor PwC

Court told of Quinn Insurance bosses' ‘pattern of behaviour’ that didn’t benefit firm

Concerns over ‘incredibly low’ uptake of artist welfare scheme

Concerns over ‘incredibly low’ uptake of artist welfare scheme

The Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has promised to investigate what she described ...

Rape trial: Taxi driver says woman was 'sobbing'

Rape trial: Taxi driver says woman was 'sobbing'

The woman allegedly raped by Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding was crying and unsteady on her feet, the court has heard

'I did not feel I had just witnessed a rape'

'I did not feel I had just witnessed a rape'

Belfast Crown Court hears evidence from partygoer who walked in on the alleged rape of a woman by Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

Rape trial: Witness says sex appeared consensual

Rape trial: Witness says sex appeared consensual

'When I left the room I did not feel I had just witnessed a rape,' the young woman told the jury at Belfast Crown Court

‘No, this is not a lie’

‘No, this is not a lie’

The young woman at the centre of the rugby rape trial in Belfast has now undergone five days of intense cross-examination on the stand, with more to come this week

EY advises government to split Department of Justice

EY advises government to split Department of Justice

A review was set up to assess the pace of reforms in the Department in the wake of the watershed 2014 Toland report, which was highly critical of its prevailing management culture

Drumm trial: ‘You cannot kill someone in an effort to save yourself’

Drumm trial: ‘You cannot kill someone in an effort to save yourself’

Banker’s bid to make Anglo deposits look €7.2 billion bigger than they were was unfair on other banks, says prosecution

Rape trial: Woman denies being 'fixed' on Jackson

Rape trial: Woman denies being 'fixed' on Jackson

During her third day of being cross-examined by Brendan Kelly QC, for Paddy Jackson, the student said she did not scream or shout for help because she was 'so scared'