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.

Judge ‘taken aback’ by Marley demand for €18.7 million debt write-off

Judge ‘taken aback’ by Marley demand for €18.7 million debt write-off

Developer’s latest attempt to avoid bankruptcy follows rejected personal insolvency arrangement

Global law firm DLA Piper set to hire up to 100 lawyers in Dublin

Global law firm DLA Piper set to hire up to 100 lawyers in Dublin

Firm’s Irish office will give legal and tax advice to multinationals

Tricks of the trademark

Tricks of the trademark

The Irish Patents Office flies under the radar, but with intellectual property increasingly valued and Brexit set to play havoc with copyright laws, it has a big role to play

Crunch time for Feehily as new era begins for policing in Ireland

Crunch time for Feehily as new era begins for policing in Ireland

The Gardaí are in a period of flux and the Policing Authority faces extinction. But Josephine Feehily says ignoring the authority would be a grave mistake due to its swingeing powers

‘Landmark’ ruling forces Start into debt equity deal

‘Landmark’ ruling forces Start into debt equity deal

A 67-year-old Co Meath widower has become the first distressed borrower to secure a court approved debt for equity swap designed to keep him in his home

A Middle Eastern conflict

A Middle Eastern conflict

D-Day is approaching in a high-stakes legal showdown between Celtic Tiger architect Jerry Ryan and engineering tycoon Barry English, with the case hinging on whether English’s takeover of Ryan’s Emirati firm was a genuine deal or a ‘ball of smoke’. Francesca Comyn reports

Barrister questions new rules on court tweeting

Barrister questions new rules on court tweeting

Senior counsel Paul O’Higgins says recent case law from the Supreme Court and GDPR regulations on the handling of personal data may have a bearing on the new practice direction which limits social media use in court to lawyers and bona fide members of the media

Pharma giant refused costs in HSE tender case

Pharma giant refused costs in HSE tender case

Because of its interest in the outcome, the pharmaceutical giant was joined as a notice party to a Commercial Court action brought by Sanofi against the HSE’s awarding of a tender for the six-in-one vaccine last January

An Post unveils new logo to spearhead brand revamp

An Post unveils new logo to spearhead brand revamp

An Post would not disclose the budget for the marketing overhaul, nor would it reveal the designer behind the proposed new company logos

Court strips Marley of personal insolvency protection

Court strips Marley of personal insolvency protection

Businessman Philip Marley’s bid to ward off creditors with a personal insolvency arrangement ha...

Coleman sued over alleged €6m vulture fund debt

Coleman sued over alleged €6m vulture fund debt

An asset fund linked to US investment giant CarVal has initiated Commercial Court proceedings aga...

Cool heads can still prevail in Strokestown

Cool heads can still prevail in Strokestown

The McGanns could yet stay in their home, but they need to choose their next move very carefully

Jury’s out on who’s at fault for the latest media misstep

Jury’s out on who’s at fault for the latest media misstep

Weeks after a clampdown on tweeting in court by laypeople, the actions of bona fide journalists have just scuttled two criminal trials

AIB in court clash over $700m case on Rusnak

AIB in court clash over $700m case on Rusnak

The bank is taking a case against AIG and other insurers, including Lloyds and Chubb, arising from the $700 million fraud by Rusnak at AllFirst, then part of the AIB group, in Baltimore, Maryland

Ruling on data use in Dwyer case could affect other convictions

Ruling on data use in Dwyer case could affect other convictions

State seeks clarity from Europe on data rules following High Court victory for Graham Dwyer, whose conviction relied on phone records