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.

Irish artists demand fair play on EU copyright laws

Irish artists demand fair play on EU copyright laws

Ahead of a major vote in the European Parliament this week on copyright law, Irish musical artists are demanding a change to the existing system

Legal watchdog chief defends delays

Legal watchdog chief defends delays

Eyebrows have been raised at the slow pace set by the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority, but its chief executive Brian Doherty is happy to take his time to get things absolutely right

Anti-eviction campaigner loses bid to save home

Anti-eviction campaigner loses bid to save home

The man behind The Hub-Ireland, an organisation aimed at helping lay litigants fight evictions, has lost his own case against Pepper Finance

Revealed: The Chinese investors prepared to save OpenHydro

Revealed: The Chinese investors prepared to save OpenHydro

The firm’s founding shareholders have assembled a number of potential backers, including a mining giant, to help it escape liquidation

Blackrock Clinic co-founder wants help from Revenue

Blackrock Clinic co-founder wants help from Revenue

US-based surgeon Dr Joseph Sheehan asks officials to attend court battle with Goodman

Proposal to cut injury claims faces probable delay

Proposal to cut injury claims faces probable delay

New judicial guidelines are considered the most appropriate method of dealing with the issue of spiralling damages, as any form of legislative cap by politicians would amount to an unconstitutional intrusion on the functions of the judiciary

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

While Harris is universally recognised as a top-class policeman, the question being asked is whether his previous PSNI work alongside MI5 makes him unsuitable to lead Ireland's security operations

New Garda Commissioner ‘can’t serve two masters’

New Garda Commissioner ‘can’t serve two masters’

Retired senior garda flags conflict of interest as legal challenge to Harris appointment continues

Investors sue Irish finance firm over alleged trading scam

Investors sue Irish finance firm over alleged trading scam

Litigants claim they were fleeced for €4 million. Backers accuse it of engaging in ‘all or nothing binary options’ deals with Israeli businessmen

Profile Drew Harris: Changing of the guard

Profile Drew Harris: Changing of the guard

Factfile Name: Drew Harris Appearance: sober and upstanding Age: 53 In the news because: the form...

Bar Council slams ‘slow pace’ of new legal services watchdog

Bar Council slams ‘slow pace’ of new legal services watchdog

The new legal services watchdog is inadequately resourced and too bogged down writing government ...

Legal firm may have breached regulations with CervicalCheck medical negligence ads

Legal firm may have breached regulations with CervicalCheck medical negligence ads

The Law Society is investigating whether a solicitors’ firm breached strict advertising regulat...

Alzheimer’s patent row stalls Cork pharma investment

Alzheimer’s patent row stalls Cork pharma investment

Eli Lilly says €2m case must not hold up works at Kinsale plant

Bar Council shores up €1m hole in staff pension scheme

Bar Council shores up €1m hole in staff pension scheme

The Bar Council has moved to fill a hole in its pension scheme of close to €1 million, followin...

Selling the Pope

Selling the Pope

Remembered as a high water mark of Irish Catholicism, the Papal Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on September 29, 1979 was the biggest public event ever staged in this country. Faced with the challenge of punishing deadlines, security threats and a meagre budget by today’s standards, the organisers delivered what became an indelible cultural memory to a live audience of more than a million people. As Ireland prepares for the visit of Pope Francis later this month, Francesca Comyn looks back at the epic preparations of 39 years ago