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.

Michael Breslin’s £9m Nama judgment appeal fails

Michael Breslin’s £9m Nama judgment appeal fails

Scaffolding tycoon has failed to secure a last-ditch Supreme Court appeal in his long-running battle to ward off a £9 million Nama judgment

New front opens up in bitter Blackrock Clinic row

New front opens up in bitter Blackrock Clinic row

Surgeon Joseph Sheehan is bringing fresh proceedings alleging he is being oppressed as a minority shareholder

Whistleblower: ‘I will bring her down’

Whistleblower: ‘I will bring her down’

Ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan tells Disclosures Tribunal that former press officer David Taylor blamed Nóirín O’Sullivan for his arrest, and promised payback

Case against Nama official abandoned

Case against Nama official abandoned

Paul Pugh of Clontarf Road, Dublin was due to stand trial in the Circuit Court last February on one count of breaching the 2009 Nama Act

Dragons’ Den star wins tax case over €7.6m house deal

Dragons’ Den star wins tax case over €7.6m house deal

Former Black Tie owner Farrell used losses against tax burden

Solicitor Kean loses his bid to access Star reporter’s emails

Solicitor Kean loses his bid to access Star reporter’s emails

Kean is suing the tabloid for damages, including aggravated damages, over a story published on March 11, 2016

Privilege claim may cool reporting on INM saga

Privilege claim may cool reporting on INM saga

If INM wins its review, the ODCE application won't make it to the starting blocks. Even if INM loses, the watchdog's application will be pushed back to June at the earliest

The inside story of Larry Goodman’s battle over a €100m property deal

The inside story of Larry Goodman’s battle over a €100m property deal

A long-running dispute with a former employee is set for a full hearing as allegations of blackmail and extortion and wiped memory sticks are aired

Beyond a reasonable doubt

Beyond a reasonable doubt

In the soup of alcohol, hazy memories and clashing evidence served up in Court 12 in Belfast, doubt went to the very heart of the issue

Four men acquitted in Belfast rape trial

Four men acquitted in Belfast rape trial

'Paddy has paid a heavy price personally, professionally and financially'

Government warned against crackdown on self-employed

Government warned against crackdown on self-employed

Department warned any such move could have “unintended consequences” for Ireland

Couple lose defamation case after being reported to Tusla

Couple lose defamation case after being reported to Tusla

Allegations of violence against child were raised by couple's former landlord

Britain's first strike against 'whiplash epidemic'

Britain's first strike against 'whiplash epidemic'

A Bill unveiled in Britain this week has been warmly embraced by the insurance industry, with Insurance Ireland saying it provides a 'template' to address the rising cost of claims here

Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

The recent High Court decision reflects concerns that nationalism and populism are becoming a systemic threat to the rule of law in some EU countries

Irish court can’t force €433m Albanian judgment

Irish court can’t force €433m Albanian judgment

Ruling was against Italy’s largest energy multinational