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.

HSE, nuns in talks to settle abuse claims against jailed medic Shine

HSE, nuns in talks to settle abuse claims against jailed medic Shine

The HSE and the religious order that ran Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda have agreed to ...

Film director Sheridan sues law firm in row over €2.3m Dalkey house

Film director Sheridan sues law firm in row over €2.3m Dalkey house

It’s the second legal action taken by Sheridan and his wife linked to the house they sold in 2016

Exclusive: Cash-for-visas scheme faces axe as report reveals litany of failures

Exclusive: Cash-for-visas scheme faces axe as report reveals litany of failures

Investigation finds only 1,106 jobs being sustained by scheme; vast majority of 836 applications to date have come from China

Fraudster’s estate to be sued by children of late partner

Fraudster’s estate to be sued by children of late partner

The estate of international serial fraudster Julia Holmes is to be sued by the children of her late partner Thomas Ruttle

Playwright’s ‘biased judge’ claim dismissed by Court of Appeal

Playwright’s ‘biased judge’ claim dismissed by Court of Appeal

Costs awarded against Bisi Adigun in Abbey row over a modern staging of the Playboy of the Western World more than a decade ago

Judge queries missing emails in multimillion euro legal row

Judge queries missing emails in multimillion euro legal row

Justice Denis McDonald referred to what he described as the 'surprising' disappearance of emails in a complex multimillion euro legal row between high profile Celtic Tiger architect Jerry Ryan and businessman Barry English

Magan battles on over €19m sale of Castletown Cox estate

Magan battles on over €19m sale of Castletown Cox estate

The retired banker and former chairman of the British Conservative Party was allegely spared from bankruptcy in the High Court in London last October by a last-minute intervention from billionaire tax exile, Brexiteer and fellow Tory peer Lord Michael Ashcroft

An inspector calls...

An inspector calls...

The beleaguered media group Independent News & Media spent last week in the High Court fighting tooth and nail to prevent the ODCE’s inspectors probing its affairs

Strategy to position Ireland as a global financial legal services hub takes shape

Strategy to position Ireland as a global financial legal services hub takes shape

A document compiled by the Bar Council and Law Society urges the government to champion the advantages of Irish law as a pro-business, English-speaking, common law system inside the European Union

Wait times of up to 24 weeks in probate system

Wait times of up to 24 weeks in probate system

A report on the probate system acknowledges that reforms may ultimately lead to a centralised service and the abolition of the 14 district probate offices around the country

Green tech cremation start-up saw €7.2m funds go up in smoke

Green tech cremation start-up saw €7.2m funds go up in smoke

An eco-friendly crematorium business which “burned through” €7.2 million in start-up funds ...

Supreme Court will hear appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Casey

Supreme Court will hear appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Casey

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal against the conviction of former Irish Life & ...

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Last week, Michael Lowry was found guilty of tax offences and disqualified from acting as a company director for three years. And yet the former communications minister appeared to believe that he had been vindicated

Norah Casey suing Irish Times for damages

Norah Casey suing Irish Times for damages

Broadcaster, publisher and former Dragons’ Den star Norah Casey has initiated defamation procee...

State offered Emma Mhic Mhathúna ‘foster-type care’ for her five children

State offered Emma Mhic Mhathúna ‘foster-type care’ for her five children

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who sued over the CervicalCheck controversy, was urged to accept a “foster...