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.

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...

Quinns faced more allegations in Asia before settlement

Quinns faced more allegations in Asia before settlement

The family of former billionaire tycoon Sean Quinn sr were facing new evidence of alleged asset-s...

Artistic licence

Artistic licence

Investing in new works, taking art to the people, and being ‘unapologetic’ about seeking funding are high on the list of priorities for Annie Fletcher, the new director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Faced with a mountain to climb, the Quinn siblings never left base camp

Faced with a mountain to climb, the Quinn siblings never left base camp

Sean Quinn’s children’s 11th-hour attempt to amend pleadings against IBRC didn’t help their court case

Mystery donor gifts €85k Tillmans work to Imma

Mystery donor gifts €85k Tillmans work to Imma

An anonymous international benefactor has donated a work by the celebrated German-born artist Wol...

Record number of motor insurance claims withdrawn

Record number of motor insurance claims withdrawn

The body set up to handle claims against uninsured drivers said that of 116 claims deemed false or suspicious, 65 were discontinued in 2018. This was a four-fold increase on the 16 claims withdrawn the previous year

Doctors threaten legal action in abortion services row

Doctors threaten legal action in abortion services row

The issue of GP-led abortion services has proved highly contentious for various reasons including conscientious objection, workload and an existing services contract perceived by many to be sub-standard

Prosecutors of Clerys seller Foley defend statements

Prosecutors of Clerys seller Foley defend statements

Computer documents disclosed pre-trial to the defence showed 168 revisions, over 78 hours of editing, to statements made by Workplace Relations Commission inspectors investigating the closure of the department store, the High Court has heard

Widow has right to know price vulture fund paid for debts

Widow has right to know price vulture fund paid for debts

In a recent judgment, Oaktree offshoot OCM was ordered to disclose to Eileen Courtney details of the sale despite the fund’s claim that this was commercially sensitive data

INM launches legal proceedings against former chief executive

INM launches legal proceedings against former chief executive

The proceedings against Robert Pitt were initiated on Friday by INM’s lawyers McCann FitzGerald

Quinn children say father had ‘undue influence’ in court claim

Quinn children say father had ‘undue influence’ in court claim

Adult children of ex-billionaire Sean Quinn claim he made all business decisions and was in total operational control

Nama accused of ‘walking away’ from costly repairs to car park

Nama accused of ‘walking away’ from costly repairs to car park

Nama has been accused of trying to walk away from up to €2.25 million in remedial works to a bu...

‘An unconscionable bargain’: Quinn heirs sue

‘An unconscionable bargain’: Quinn heirs sue

In what looks set to be one of the longest court cases in Irish history, Sean Quinn’s children are chasing the former Anglo for alleged negligence and breach of trust in using their funds to cover its own financial crisis

IBRC settles in row over England’s most expensive mansion

IBRC settles in row over England’s most expensive mansion

Surrey mansion Updown Court was once England’s most expensive home, according to Forbes