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.

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

Why did Kerins win and O'Brien lose?

Why did Kerins win and O'Brien lose?

Francesca Comyn looks at the Supreme Court's decisions in two cases which raised important questions about the separation of powers, Dáil privilege and the rights of citizens

A refusal to wave the white flag

A refusal to wave the white flag

At its core, The Sunday Business Post’s victory over tycoon Denis O’Brien in the High Court was a broader win for journalism and the Irish media

O'Brien loses defamation case against the Post

O'Brien loses defamation case against the Post

Businessman Denis O'Brien has lost his High Court defamation action against The Sunday Business Post.

O’Brien vs the Post: Week three

O’Brien vs the Post: Week three

Former Sunday Business Post editor Ian Kehoe was the final witness in tycoon Denis O’Brien’s High Court defamation case over a 2015 article

Shareholder ‘threatened’ anti-mafia proceedings against Blackrock Clinic board

Shareholder ‘threatened’ anti-mafia proceedings against Blackrock Clinic board

Co-founder Joseph Sheehan pursued board members as part of a row over €4m dividends

Marley granted last-minute reprieve from bankruptcy

Marley granted last-minute reprieve from bankruptcy

Last Monday, the developer secured a further 70 days’ breathing space from his creditors with an application for a debt settlement arrangement (DSA) aimed at writing down borrowings of €18.7 million

Quinn family sued over salaries from Russian businesses

Quinn family sued over salaries from Russian businesses

The case seeks the return of monies allegedly drawn down from Quinn businesses in Russia as purported salary payments. The companies are now controlled by receivers and liquidators appointed by IBRC

Week two of O’Brien vs the Post

Week two of O’Brien vs the Post

The tycoon’s defamation action against The Sunday Business Post saw the paper’s former editor and former business editor both take the stand to defend a 2015 story

Son of kidnapped supermarket boss Tidey made bankrupt by Cerberus

Son of kidnapped supermarket boss Tidey made bankrupt by Cerberus

A US vulture fund has secured a High Court order pushing Alistair Tidey, son of the kidnapped sup...

A cape of good slope

A cape of good slope

Francesca Comyn goes on the piste at the tranquil resort of Val Thorens in France, for her first taste of skiing in 27 years - and finds that it’s nothing like riding a bike

Crosbie may have to show means in kiosks legal row

Crosbie may have to show means in kiosks legal row

Fastwell, a company owned by the 72-year-old property developer’s wife, has launched an action against Calibrate Real Estate over the alleged termination of a lease last year

O’Brien: ‘I could easily have written a cheque’ if the loans had been called in

O’Brien: ‘I could easily have written a cheque’ if the loans had been called in

The media mogul took the stand last week in a High Court defamation action over a 2015 article in The Sunday Business Post