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.

Privilege claim may cool reporting on INM saga

Privilege claim may cool reporting on INM saga

If INM wins its review, the ODCE application won't make it to the starting blocks. Even if INM loses, the watchdog's application will be pushed back to June at the earliest

The inside story of Larry Goodman’s battle over a €100m property deal

The inside story of Larry Goodman’s battle over a €100m property deal

A long-running dispute with a former employee is set for a full hearing as allegations of blackmail and extortion and wiped memory sticks are aired

Beyond a reasonable doubt

Beyond a reasonable doubt

In the soup of alcohol, hazy memories and clashing evidence served up in Court 12 in Belfast, doubt went to the very heart of the issue

Four men acquitted in Belfast rape trial

Four men acquitted in Belfast rape trial

'Paddy has paid a heavy price personally, professionally and financially'

Government warned against crackdown on self-employed

Government warned against crackdown on self-employed

Department warned any such move could have “unintended consequences” for Ireland

Couple lose defamation case after being reported to Tusla

Couple lose defamation case after being reported to Tusla

Allegations of violence against child were raised by couple's former landlord

Britain's first strike against 'whiplash epidemic'

Britain's first strike against 'whiplash epidemic'

A Bill unveiled in Britain this week has been warmly embraced by the insurance industry, with Insurance Ireland saying it provides a 'template' to address the rising cost of claims here

Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

The recent High Court decision reflects concerns that nationalism and populism are becoming a systemic threat to the rule of law in some EU countries

Irish court can’t force €433m Albanian judgment

Irish court can’t force €433m Albanian judgment

Ruling was against Italy’s largest energy multinational

Former judge White in costs battle over return-to-work case

Former judge White in costs battle over return-to-work case

The 73-year-old, who cited financial necessity as a reason for his desire to return to practice, is pursuing a Supreme Court appeal against a recent decision directing him to pay the Bar Council’s legal defence bill

Garda docked sick pay after absence over alleged bullying

Garda docked sick pay after absence over alleged bullying

Deming Gao, a naturalised Irish citizen who is originally from China, has brought a legal challenge claiming his illness was unlawfully reclassified from a work-related illness to an ordinary illness

Secret Kilkenny Group plan to sell off assets

Secret Kilkenny Group plan to sell off assets

Son claims mother breached family agreement

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

The sixth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the cross-examination of the accused, and analysis of the WhatsApp messages the young men sent to each other the morning after the party

Paddy Jackson takes the stand

Paddy Jackson takes the stand

The Ireland rugby player spent three and a half hours giving evidence

‘Heads up... a girl from Monday night might have cried rape’

‘Heads up... a girl from Monday night might have cried rape’

At the trial in Belfast last week, Blane McIlroy’s evidence varied widely from that of the alleged victim - and from that of Paddy Jackson