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.

Post Podcast: peeling back the layers on the tracker mortgage scandal, Zebo heads to France and how to forge a multi-author spooky tale

Post Podcast: peeling back the layers on the tracker mortgage scandal, Zebo heads to France and how to forge a multi-author spooky tale

Join Francesca Comyn, Ian Kehoe, Ian Guider, Jack Horgan-Jones, Barry J Whyte and Nadine O'Regan for the latest Post Podcast

A reporter’s murder lifts the lid on Maltese sleaze

A reporter’s murder lifts the lid on Maltese sleaze

The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia has catapulted the supposedly sleepy Mediterranean island into the global spotlight

Court to defer wind-up of Irish Asphalt

Court to defer wind-up of Irish Asphalt

Irish Asphalt is insolvent with net assets of €30 million against secured loans of €50 million

Post Podcast: the cost of Ophelia, the government's bid to plug up property tax loopholes and Scientology's multi-million gameplan for Dublin

Post Podcast: the cost of Ophelia, the government's bid to plug up property tax loopholes and Scientology's multi-million gameplan for Dublin

Join Francesca Comyn, Stephen Kinsella, Michael Brennan and Roisin Burke for the latest Post Podcast

Push for retired judge to chair appointments body

Push for retired judge to chair appointments body

191 amendments to controversial judicial bill to be proposed as FF aims to 'get around' Ross plan

Red Flag saga costs O’Brien another €450k

Red Flag saga costs O’Brien another €450k

Bill for two-year legal battle thought to be approaching €4m

When a friend in need is too much indeed

When a friend in need is too much indeed

Supporting an old friend is one thing, but it’s quite another to try to rehabilitate the former journalist and convicted sex offender Tom Humphries before he’s even been sentenced

This time it’s personal, says Wallace as he fights to escape ban as company director

This time it’s personal, says Wallace as he fights to escape ban as company director

TD's lawyers claim the legal action is part of a ‘witch hunt’, while the liquidator has accused him of being ‘highly irresponsible’ as his firm’s debts approach €40 million

Author contacts Disclosures Tribunal over alleged Garda smear campaign

Author contacts Disclosures Tribunal over alleged Garda smear campaign

Colum Kenny, an emeritus professor at Dublin City University, has previously expressed concern publicly that journalists are raising the shield of privilege inappropriately in relation to the tribunal's work

Quinn’s wife bankrupted by €3m loan

Quinn’s wife bankrupted by €3m loan

Judge rejected Patricia Quinn’s claim she borrowed money under influence of her husband

Legal Matters Podcast: Media lawyer to the stars Paul Tweed

Legal Matters Podcast: Media lawyer to the stars Paul Tweed

The first episode of the new monthly Legal Matters Podcast with Francesca Comyn interviewing key figures from the legal profession

HIV drug maker in court bid to block rivals

HIV drug maker in court bid to block rivals

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, which makes the antiretroviral drug Truvada, is seeking an injunction against competitors Teva and Mylan

Irish firm denies forgery in Russian ammonia giant case

Irish firm denies forgery in Russian ammonia giant case

An Irish company fighting a $2 billion conspiracy action has denied using forged documents to cla...

Skyrocketing libel awards ‘threaten journalism’

Skyrocketing libel awards ‘threaten journalism’

In a new Sunday Business Post podcast, media lawyer Paul Tweed calls for protections for ‘proper investigative journalism’ against both over-litigiousness and encroachment of social media

Data chief made right call on Facebook case

Data chief made right call on Facebook case

The Data Protection Commissioner has secured what neither Austrian privacy lawyer Max Schrems nor Facebook wanted: a court date in Europe