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.

Faced with a mountain to climb, the Quinn siblings never left base camp

Faced with a mountain to climb, the Quinn siblings never left base camp

Sean Quinn’s children’s 11th-hour attempt to amend pleadings against IBRC didn’t help their court case

Mystery donor gifts €85k Tillmans work to Imma

Mystery donor gifts €85k Tillmans work to Imma

An anonymous international benefactor has donated a work by the celebrated German-born artist Wol...

Record number of motor insurance claims withdrawn

Record number of motor insurance claims withdrawn

The body set up to handle claims against uninsured drivers said that of 116 claims deemed false or suspicious, 65 were discontinued in 2018. This was a four-fold increase on the 16 claims withdrawn the previous year

Doctors threaten legal action in abortion services row

Doctors threaten legal action in abortion services row

The issue of GP-led abortion services has proved highly contentious for various reasons including conscientious objection, workload and an existing services contract perceived by many to be sub-standard

Prosecutors of Clerys seller Foley defend statements

Prosecutors of Clerys seller Foley defend statements

Computer documents disclosed pre-trial to the defence showed 168 revisions, over 78 hours of editing, to statements made by Workplace Relations Commission inspectors investigating the closure of the department store, the High Court has heard

Widow has right to know price vulture fund paid for debts

Widow has right to know price vulture fund paid for debts

In a recent judgment, Oaktree offshoot OCM was ordered to disclose to Eileen Courtney details of the sale despite the fund’s claim that this was commercially sensitive data

INM launches legal proceedings against former chief executive

INM launches legal proceedings against former chief executive

The proceedings against Robert Pitt were initiated on Friday by INM’s lawyers McCann FitzGerald

Quinn children say father had ‘undue influence’ in court claim

Quinn children say father had ‘undue influence’ in court claim

Adult children of ex-billionaire Sean Quinn claim he made all business decisions and was in total operational control

Nama accused of ‘walking away’ from costly repairs to car park

Nama accused of ‘walking away’ from costly repairs to car park

Nama has been accused of trying to walk away from up to €2.25 million in remedial works to a bu...

‘An unconscionable bargain’: Quinn heirs sue

‘An unconscionable bargain’: Quinn heirs sue

In what looks set to be one of the longest court cases in Irish history, Sean Quinn’s children are chasing the former Anglo for alleged negligence and breach of trust in using their funds to cover its own financial crisis

IBRC settles in row over England’s most expensive mansion

IBRC settles in row over England’s most expensive mansion

Surrey mansion Updown Court was once England’s most expensive home, according to Forbes

Crosbie’s ‘garden shed’ kiosks in docklands at centre of legal row

Crosbie’s ‘garden shed’ kiosks in docklands at centre of legal row

Dispute has allegedly caused ‘considerable disruption’ to plans to sell €14 million car park

Irish lawyer to give evidence in Dunne’s US bankruptcy case despite objections

Irish lawyer to give evidence in Dunne’s US bankruptcy case despite objections

The US trustee Richard Coan has secured a High Court order granting permission for a deposition from senior counsel Aoife Goodman despite objections from Dunne’s side that this would breach attorney-client privilege

No plans to remove Michael Jackson waxwork

No plans to remove Michael Jackson waxwork

National Wax Museum director Paddy Dunning said there were no plans to remove the sculpture in light of the fresh child sex abuse allegations made against Jackson in the feature-length documentary Leaving Neverland

Mental health records of National Museum worker must remain sealed

Mental health records of National Museum worker must remain sealed

Dr Andrew Halpin has taken legal proceedings against his employer, claiming he was unlawfully suspended in 2017 following negative media coverage