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.

Sunday Interview: Nicholas Butcher, managing partner of Maples & Calder Ireland

Sunday Interview: Nicholas Butcher, managing partner of Maples & Calder Ireland

Maples & Calder is doing very well out of the upsurge in Irish funds, but its managing partner Nicholas Butcher dismisses suggestions that the industry’s current success is built on sand

Murder among the ruins: The Ana Kriégel murder trial

Murder among the ruins: The Ana Kriégel murder trial

A vulnerable child who had repeatedly suffered at the hands of bullies, Ana Kriégel was lured in May of last year to a derelict house in Lucan, where she was viciously beaten to death. Francesca Comyn reports on the trial of her two young killers

How a happy child became a sitting target for predators

How a happy child became a sitting target for predators

The Ana Kriégel case showed how bullying methods have evolved and mutated in an increasingly online world, writes Francesca Comyn

Supermac’s and franchisee back in court

Supermac’s and franchisee back in court

John Lyons wants to do up the franchised Supermac’s restaurant he has run with his wife Mary Lyons on the Ennis Road in Limerick for the past 19 years at his own expense

Social media analysis firm sues Twitter over account suspension

Social media analysis firm sues Twitter over account suspension

The Dutch firm CrowdSense runs the service Publicsonar, which is used by state bodies in the Netherlands and surrounding regions to assist them in a crisis or emergency situation

High Court judge calls out anonymous 'friends' of lay litigants

High Court judge calls out anonymous 'friends' of lay litigants

In a recent ruling in a repossession action, Justice Seamus Noonan said he was “quite sure” this type of wrong and “entirely detrimental” advice was being given in return for payment

US court finds Dunne’s wife liable for transfer of Shrewsbury Road mansion

US court finds Dunne’s wife liable for transfer of Shrewsbury Road mansion

The ownership of Ireland’s most expensive house, Walford, is still in dispute after a United St...

Goodman wins battle over €4m dividends from Blackrock Clinic

Goodman wins battle over €4m dividends from Blackrock Clinic

Beef baron Larry Goodman has scored a €4 million victory in the latest bout of a long and acrim...

Bailey case a tipping point for compensation culture, says top judge

Bailey case a tipping point for compensation culture, says top judge

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns slams ‘insanity’ of compensation culture

The swings and roundabouts of personal injury claims

The swings and roundabouts of personal injury claims

Personal injury lawyers are in the spotlight in the wake of the Bailey case. Are they gaming the system, or just doing their best for their clients?

Ex BoI director settles vulture fund action over €2.8m debt

Ex BoI director settles vulture fund action over €2.8m debt

Former Bank of Ireland business chief Mark Cunningham says he has settled an action brought by an...

Serie A’s €18m slips down priority list for collapsed agency MP & Silva

Serie A’s €18m slips down priority list for collapsed agency MP & Silva

The debt arises from a 2014 distribution rights deal between the league, home to Juventus and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, and the sports media firm, which is now to be wound up

Bailey’s lawyers urge state to stop aiding French murder prosecution

Bailey’s lawyers urge state to stop aiding French murder prosecution

This week, in absentia, Ian Bailey stands trial Paris for the 1996 killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. A conviction for him could prejudice any investigation here, write Francesca Comyn and Hannah O’Brien

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