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.

Vestager pulling the  threads in insurance cartel probe

Vestager pulling the threads in insurance cartel probe

The European Commission is ramping up its probe into the Irish motor insurance industry, which some here claim is operating a cartel by restricting access to database

There’s no need to panic over cervical screening judgment

There’s no need to panic over cervical screening judgment

The British precedent for the finding in the Ruth Morrissey case has caused no flood of litigation in that jurisdiction

€5m legal bill for fighting former PTSB shareholders

€5m legal bill for fighting former PTSB shareholders

Newly released documents show the state has spent millions of euro fighting former shareholders i...

Access to court records reviewed after file goes missing

Access to court records reviewed after file goes missing

Direct access to court records is to be tightened up after an original High Court order was found...

Supreme Court to rule on fixed jail terms for firearm crimes

Supreme Court to rule on fixed jail terms for firearm crimes

Department of Justice officials will be keeping an eye on a Supreme Court decision last week whic...

English could face €2m legal bill from court battle with architect

English could face €2m legal bill from court battle with architect

Businessman and engineer Barry English may yet be on the hook for around €2 million arising fro...

Light and breezy in Bordeaux

Light and breezy in Bordeaux

France’s famous Lillet apéritif - once favoured by, among others, James Bond - is enjoying a revival. Francesca Comyn travelled to Podensac in the beautiful south-west of the country to see where the wine-liqueur mix is made

Master of Rotunda sues accountants over tax strategy

Master of Rotunda sues accountants over tax strategy

In the past fortnight, four senior doctors have lodged legal proceedings against the firm Houlihan Cushnahan, whose main partners were both sanctioned recently by Ireland’s accountancy regulator

Irish Distillers seeks costs order ahead of Wild Geese legal battle

Irish Distillers seeks costs order ahead of Wild Geese legal battle

Protégé International and Avalon International, the firms behind the Wild Geese label, are suing Irish Distillers for allegedly breaching competition law by refusing to supply them with whiskey while supplying other brands.

Jury advised to keep age of accused in mind during Kriegel murder case

Jury advised to keep age of accused in mind during Kriegel murder case

The first week of the Ana Kriegel murder trial focused on the missing persons investigation that was launched when the 14-year-old girl failed to come home one evening almost a year ago

Report claims ‘vital’ legal services at crisis point

Report claims ‘vital’ legal services at crisis point

Barrister Luigi Rea warned about the 'virtually non-existent' resources allocated to the analysis of records gathered by gardaí in the course of an investigation

Former Bula boss loses his legal fight against bankruptcy

Former Bula boss loses his legal fight against bankruptcy

One of the founders of collapsed Bula Mines has lost a legal challenge against his bankruptcy aft...

DPP’s decision leads to delays in paying defence barristers

DPP’s decision leads to delays in paying defence barristers

A “marked and sudden” change of direction by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over t...

Flanagan says insurers are ‘profiteering’

Flanagan says insurers are ‘profiteering’

The Minister for Justice admits the insurance industry’s practices warrant investigation, but the judicial council needed to bring in new award guidelines will not be set up this year

New legal challenge from IL&P shareholders again refused

New legal challenge from IL&P shareholders again refused

The Supreme Court has refused, for a second time, to hear a challenge brought by a group of share...