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.

Crowd control

Crowd control

There's much to like about crowdfunding - but it's open to cybercrime, data breaches and spoofers, and regulation looks likely

Tusla accepts responsibility for McCabe errors in a no-blame culture

Tusla accepts responsibility for McCabe errors in a no-blame culture

Tusla has blamed a multitude of “terrible errors” on “bad file management” - cold comfort for families in contact with the service

Fitzpatrick loans investigation “fell below appropriate standards” - ODCE

Fitzpatrick loans investigation “fell below appropriate standards” - ODCE

Watchdog says complexity of probe could “not have been envisaged”

Francesca Comyn: 'Incompetence? Maybe. A conspiracy? We shall see.'

Francesca Comyn: 'Incompetence? Maybe. A conspiracy? We shall see.'

So far, the Charleton tribunal has uncovered one ‘catastrophic error’ and a series of procedural blunders, writes Francesca Comyn

Setback for Ryanair in legal suit against pilots’ association chief

Setback for Ryanair in legal suit against pilots’ association chief

Ryanair has received a blow to its legal action against Evan Cullen, the head of pilots associati...

A Tsunami of repossessions?

A Tsunami of repossessions?

For the past three months, Francesca Comyn has travelled Ireland examining the coalface of a looming repossessions crisis. This is her report

Nóirín O’Sullivan has three days to hand over missing Garda College letters

Nóirín O’Sullivan has three days to hand over missing Garda College letters

Garda Commissioner faces possibility of facing a specific finding against her in the watchdog’s upcoming report

Shane Ross and the injudicious crusade

Shane Ross and the injudicious crusade

Shaking up the process of judges’ appointments was supposed to be a win-win for Shane Ross. But the controversial appointment of Máire Whelan and the reopening of Stepaside Garda station have left him wide open to accusations of hypocrisy

PWC to apply for €30m in legal costs security for Quinn case

PWC to apply for €30m in legal costs security for Quinn case

Former insurer is suing PwC for €800 million after €1.6 billion black hole found in accounts

Retired chief justice slams Shane Ross’s plan

Retired chief justice slams Shane Ross’s plan

Ronan Keane called the plans “unwanted and misconceived”

Cleared Murphy demands probe into Jobstown garda investigation

Cleared Murphy demands probe into Jobstown garda investigation

'What happened in there for the last 10 weeks was disgusting,' says Solidarity TD

'Shane Ross has beaten the judicial insiders'

'Shane Ross has beaten the judicial insiders'

Appointments bill is unpopular in government, on opposition benches and among judiciary, says Francesca Comyn

Hall poised to raise €100m for distressed loans deal

Hall poised to raise €100m for distressed loans deal

Mortgage-to-rent scheme would buy properties and rent them back to occupants; Rents would be subsidised and occupants would be able to buy back under certain conditions

Eir could face massive penalties as ComReg goes for ‘low-hanging fruit’

Eir could face massive penalties as ComReg goes for ‘low-hanging fruit’

Telecom firm Eir could be facing multimillion euro fines if alleged regulatory breaches are uphel...

Revealed: Fingleton’s u-turn on Central Bank INBS inquiry

Revealed: Fingleton’s u-turn on Central Bank INBS inquiry

The former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive was initially disposed to cooperate with the investigation