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.

Vulture fund sues ex Nama manager

Vulture fund sues ex Nama manager

A vulture fund has lodged a High Court debt action against a former Nama portfolio manager who no...

Garda takes High Court action over Gsoc probe

Garda takes High Court action over Gsoc probe

Allegations officer had forged letter to DPP in bid to ‘hoodwink’ her colleagues

Disqualification proceedings begin against Clerys operators

Disqualification proceedings begin against Clerys operators

Rafael Klotz and Malcolm MacAulay were directors of OCS Operations Ltd, but stood down when the business was sold to Natrium

British legal giants to set up in Dublin after Brexit

British legal giants to set up in Dublin after Brexit

Pinsent Masons and DLA Piper are actively planning to open branch offices in Dublin

Labour Court rules Aer Lingus staff must speak English in workplace

Labour Court rules Aer Lingus staff must speak English in workplace

Case arose when three Polish staff members complained that the ban on speaking their native language amounted to racial discrimination

Dunnes fails in legal bid to see Point Village documents

Dunnes fails in legal bid to see Point Village documents

The department store is refusing to release €15 million to the developers until it receives certain assurances

Noreen O’Sullivan ordered to hand over whistleblower surveillance file


Noreen O’Sullivan ordered to hand over whistleblower surveillance file


The discovery order was granted last week as part of personal injury proceedings brought by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison

Sean FitzPatrick Trial: Anatomy of a shambles

Sean FitzPatrick Trial: Anatomy of a shambles

Francesca Comyn presents the inside story of the sensational collapse of Sean FitzPatrick’s trial after 126 days

Sean FitzPatrick has become a bit player in his own trial

Sean FitzPatrick has become a bit player in his own trial

The focus has already shifted to state bodies as FitzPatrick walks into the criminal courts for the last time, writes Francesca Comyn

FitzPatrick reacts to acquittal after 'errors' in probe

FitzPatrick reacts to acquittal after 'errors' in probe

Judge finds that standard of investigation led by ODCE 'fell far short'

You can’t just remove the Commissioner. Why take her out and not the rest?

You can’t just remove the Commissioner. Why take her out and not the rest?

The Chair of Gsoc Mary Ellen Ring is not confident that her request to beef up the Garda watchdog’s powers will be acted on any time soon

Beary told by court to put up security for €6m claim against old firm

Beary told by court to put up security for €6m claim against old firm

Judge finds former executive gave ‘misleading informaton’ about the value of his interests

Former FG councillor granted leave to appeal corruption conviction

Former FG councillor granted leave to appeal corruption conviction

48-year-old Fred Forsey junior of Coolagh Road, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford has always denied pocketing bribes of €80,000

Gsoc chief casts doubt over need for commission

Gsoc chief casts doubt over need for commission

Justice Mary Ellen Ring said experience has shown reports in relation to the management of An Garda Síochána have not been acted upon

5 questions for Nóirín O'Sullivan

5 questions for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Already weakened following a series of crises, the Garda Commissioner now finds herself having to explain why she ignored warnings of financial irregularities at the Garda training college