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.

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

While Harris is universally recognised as a top-class policeman, the question being asked is whether his previous PSNI work alongside MI5 makes him unsuitable to lead Ireland's security operations

New Garda Commissioner ‘can’t serve two masters’

New Garda Commissioner ‘can’t serve two masters’

Retired senior garda flags conflict of interest as legal challenge to Harris appointment continues

Investors sue Irish finance firm over alleged trading scam

Investors sue Irish finance firm over alleged trading scam

Litigants claim they were fleeced for €4 million. Backers accuse it of engaging in ‘all or nothing binary options’ deals with Israeli businessmen

Profile Drew Harris: Changing of the guard

Profile Drew Harris: Changing of the guard

Factfile Name: Drew Harris Appearance: sober and upstanding Age: 53 In the news because: the form...

Bar Council slams ‘slow pace’ of new legal services watchdog

Bar Council slams ‘slow pace’ of new legal services watchdog

The new legal services watchdog is inadequately resourced and too bogged down writing government ...

Legal firm may have breached regulations with CervicalCheck medical negligence ads

Legal firm may have breached regulations with CervicalCheck medical negligence ads

The Law Society is investigating whether a solicitors’ firm breached strict advertising regulat...

Alzheimer’s patent row stalls Cork pharma investment

Alzheimer’s patent row stalls Cork pharma investment

Eli Lilly says €2m case must not hold up works at Kinsale plant

Bar Council shores up €1m hole in staff pension scheme

Bar Council shores up €1m hole in staff pension scheme

The Bar Council has moved to fill a hole in its pension scheme of close to €1 million, followin...

Selling the Pope

Selling the Pope

Remembered as a high water mark of Irish Catholicism, the Papal Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on September 29, 1979 was the biggest public event ever staged in this country. Faced with the challenge of punishing deadlines, security threats and a meagre budget by today’s standards, the organisers delivered what became an indelible cultural memory to a live audience of more than a million people. As Ireland prepares for the visit of Pope Francis later this month, Francesca Comyn looks back at the epic preparations of 39 years ago

Supreme Court to rule on medical experts’ ‘excessive’ legal fees

Supreme Court to rule on medical experts’ ‘excessive’ legal fees

One local expert retained as a witness over two days in a High Court action was paid €27,230 by the State Claims Agency while a second, who also attended the hearing over two days, was paid €19,870, the court was told

Varadkar is urged to act on ‘confused landscape’ of personal insolvency

Varadkar is urged to act on ‘confused landscape’ of personal insolvency

Personal insolvency practitioner Mitchell O’Brien argues that the 10,700 non-performing Permanent TSB loans sold to vulture fund Lone Star last week could have been resolved in less than two years using the existing insolvency infrastructure

Three years of litigation with Ronan leave rival developer ‘high and dry’

Three years of litigation with Ronan leave rival developer ‘high and dry’

Creditor Balark, owned by rival developer Pat Crean of the Marlet group, has brought a motion to oust the current liquidator of Chambury, an insolvent firm linked to developer Johnny Ronan

Supreme Court to hear child pornography US extradition challenge

Supreme Court to hear child pornography US extradition challenge

Eric Eoin Marques, the Irish man described by the FBI as the world’s largest facilitator of child pornography, was arrested on an extradition warrant in Dublin in August 2013 and has been in custody ever since

Court rules over Quinn document disclosure

Court rules over Quinn document disclosure

The former tycoon’s family is set for a €2 billion courtroom clash with the former Anglo Irish Bank

Ballymore, U&I and Hines vie for St James’s Gate redevelopment

Ballymore, U&I and Hines vie for St James’s Gate redevelopment

Shortlisted builders will now prepare full plans for a new urban quarter covering 12.6 acres of city. Drinks giant Diageo aiming to convert historic brewery site into mixed-use development