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.

Magan battles on over €19m sale of Castletown Cox estate

Magan battles on over €19m sale of Castletown Cox estate

The retired banker and former chairman of the British Conservative Party was allegely spared from bankruptcy in the High Court in London last October by a last-minute intervention from billionaire tax exile, Brexiteer and fellow Tory peer Lord Michael Ashcroft

An inspector calls...

An inspector calls...

The beleaguered media group Independent News & Media spent last week in the High Court fighting tooth and nail to prevent the ODCE’s inspectors probing its affairs

Strategy to position Ireland as a global financial legal services hub takes shape

Strategy to position Ireland as a global financial legal services hub takes shape

A document compiled by the Bar Council and Law Society urges the government to champion the advantages of Irish law as a pro-business, English-speaking, common law system inside the European Union

Wait times of up to 24 weeks in probate system

Wait times of up to 24 weeks in probate system

A report on the probate system acknowledges that reforms may ultimately lead to a centralised service and the abolition of the 14 district probate offices around the country

Green tech cremation start-up saw €7.2m funds go up in smoke

Green tech cremation start-up saw €7.2m funds go up in smoke

An eco-friendly crematorium business which “burned through” €7.2 million in start-up funds ...

Supreme Court will hear appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Casey

Supreme Court will hear appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Casey

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal against the conviction of former Irish Life & ...

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Last week, Michael Lowry was found guilty of tax offences and disqualified from acting as a company director for three years. And yet the former communications minister appeared to believe that he had been vindicated

Norah Casey suing Irish Times for damages

Norah Casey suing Irish Times for damages

Broadcaster, publisher and former Dragons’ Den star Norah Casey has initiated defamation procee...

State offered Emma Mhic Mhathúna ‘foster-type care’ for her five children

State offered Emma Mhic Mhathúna ‘foster-type care’ for her five children

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who sued over the CervicalCheck controversy, was urged to accept a “foster...

Charity boss claims whistleblower complaints ‘maliciously made’

Charity boss claims whistleblower complaints ‘maliciously made’

The chief executive of a charity found to have wrongly made €84,009 in payments to two former t...

Lowry disqualified as company director

Lowry disqualified as company director

Former Fine Gael minister and his firm fined €25,000

The money vanishes

The money vanishes

The jury at Michael Lowry’s trial for alleged tax offences heard this week how a sum of £248,624 disappeared and reappeared, ‘cooking the books not once but twice’

Delayed Adoption Bill ‘long overdue’, says former chief justice

Delayed Adoption Bill ‘long overdue’, says former chief justice

Former chief justice Ronan Keane has weighed into the debate on the delayed Adoption Bill, descri...

Guilty: The David Drumm verdict

Guilty: The David Drumm verdict

The unanimous verdict of ‘guilty’ ends one of the last acts in the epic saga of Anglo Irish Bank’s meteoric rise and fall - and of Ireland’s lost decade

B&B owner appeals to Donohoe for help in vulture eviction

B&B owner appeals to Donohoe for help in vulture eviction

Ann Keane has spent the last four years fighting to stay in Aberdeen Lodge in Sandymount