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.

Garda takes defamation claims over reporting of McCabe incident to court

Garda takes defamation claims over reporting of McCabe incident to court

Legal suits were lodged by Detective Sergeant Yvonne Martin in the past week

McKillen pulls appeal over Barclay papers

McKillen pulls appeal over Barclay papers

Property developer had claimed documents would show inappropriate contacts between Department of Finance and representatives of billionaire Barclay twins

State in legal row with PTSB investors

State in legal row with PTSB investors

• ‘If we didn’t have a case, they wouldn’t have hired three law firms and the crème de la crème of barristers’ • Former PTSB director Piotr Skoczylas is among litigants driving the court action

Solicitor Kean facing €500k legal bill after false statement

Solicitor Kean facing €500k legal bill after false statement

Celebrity lawyer Kean did not give evidence during the case which lasted 10 days at hearing

'Good omens for proud Shane Ross and his judicial appointments crusade'

'Good omens for proud Shane Ross and his judicial appointments crusade'

The minister seems to have been surprised by the level of lobbying, writes Francesca Comyn

Whistleblower McCabe takes defamation case against the Irish Times

Whistleblower McCabe takes defamation case against the Irish Times

The High Court defamation proceedings were lodged by McCabe late last month following correspondence between the parties

Dana rejects damages sum from newspaper in libel case

Dana rejects damages sum from newspaper in libel case

The Eurovision winner rejected a five figure compensatory sum from the newspaper

‘I’m entitled to find out Nama’s valuations’

‘I’m entitled to find out Nama’s valuations’

Property developer says he hopes to be free of the state’s debt agency within weeks

Blackrock share sale off as receiver stood down

Blackrock share sale off as receiver stood down

Move sees Flynn retain 8 per cent stake in Blackrock Clinic – but still in debt to Goodman

Watchdog makes last-minute filing in hearing on Irish Cement dawn raid

Watchdog makes last-minute filing in hearing on Irish Cement dawn raid

In May 2015, the competition authority carried out a search and seizure operation at a subsidiary of CRH

BoI files suit against disgraced former CHC chief Cassidy

BoI files suit against disgraced former CHC chief Cassidy

Last December, Cassidy was handed down the longest-ever disqualification in the history of company law

Frank Gleeson sees his debts wiped in exit from Mercantile group

Frank Gleeson sees his debts wiped in exit from Mercantile group

Gleeson is to walk away from the Mercantile chain of pubs and restaurants

Supreme Court hears polygamy appeal

Supreme Court hears polygamy appeal

Case involves a man from the Middle East who has two wives

Garda reports reveal expense claim irregularities

Garda reports reveal expense claim irregularities

Reviews identify numerous instances of “poorly presented” expense forms

McCabe takes action against Midland Radio Group

McCabe takes action against Midland Radio Group

Garda whistleblower has initiated defamation proceedings over its coverage of the O’Higgins Commission report