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.

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

The sixth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the cross-examination of the accused, and analysis of the WhatsApp messages the young men sent to each other the morning after the party

Paddy Jackson takes the stand

Paddy Jackson takes the stand

The Ireland rugby player spent three and a half hours giving evidence

‘Heads up... a girl from Monday night might have cried rape’

‘Heads up... a girl from Monday night might have cried rape’

At the trial in Belfast last week, Blane McIlroy’s evidence varied widely from that of the alleged victim - and from that of Paddy Jackson

Galway developer’s High Court debt appeal is rejected

Galway developer’s High Court debt appeal is rejected

Galway developer Brian Cunningham has failed to overturn a judge’s decision to impose “puniti...

‘Callous’ fund slammed by judge over €6m property deal

‘Callous’ fund slammed by judge over €6m property deal

Cerberus offshoot Promontoria Gem wrongfully abandoned a deal with builder Declan O’Mahony without warning last August because 'it was greedy for more profit', the High Court concluded

'The knight in shining armour'

'The knight in shining armour'

Police were not happy with Rory Harrison’s original statements

'Frankly spurious': GP body slams whiplash culture

'Frankly spurious': GP body slams whiplash culture

In a recent submission to the Personal Injuries Commission, the professional body warned that the extent to which whiplash has been monetised in the legal system has 'driven inappropriate sick role behaviour'

‘She was very forward with me. I didn’t force myself on her’

‘She was very forward with me. I didn’t force myself on her’

The fourth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the recordings of police interviews with two of the accused played in court

Wine merchant wins High Court appeal on €2.1m excise bill

Wine merchant wins High Court appeal on €2.1m excise bill

A Dublin wine merchant has successfully challenged a €2.1 million Revenue bill relating to miss...

DNA evidence produced at rugby rape trial

DNA evidence produced at rugby rape trial

Expert witness for the defence tells court of shortcomings in forensic testing protocol

DNA evidence produced at Rugby rape trial

DNA evidence produced at Rugby rape trial

Expert witness for the defence tells court of shortcomings in forensic testing protocol

Rape trial: Woman had bruising and a tear, doctor tells court

Rape trial: Woman had bruising and a tear, doctor tells court

The medic who examined the woman allegedly raped by two Ireland rugby players described her as 'co-operative but tearful'

Rape trial: Heated exchanges as alleged victim cross-examined

Rape trial: Heated exchanges as alleged victim cross-examined

The rugby rape trial continues as the court hears several divergent versions of the night in question from a host of different witnesses

Battle lines drawn in showdown between Quinn and auditor PwC

Battle lines drawn in showdown between Quinn and auditor PwC

Court told of Quinn Insurance bosses' ‘pattern of behaviour’ that didn’t benefit firm

Concerns over ‘incredibly low’ uptake of artist welfare scheme

Concerns over ‘incredibly low’ uptake of artist welfare scheme

The Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has promised to investigate what she described ...