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.

State spends €2m ahead of test case on flu vaccine side-effects

State spends €2m ahead of test case on flu vaccine side-effects

Aoife Bennett (26) is suing the Minister for Health, the HSE and manufacturer Glaxosmithkline, having received the vaccine in a HSE clinic in December 2009 during the swine flu pandemic. The medicines regulator is the fourth defendant

RTÉ lobbies heavily for licence fee increase

RTÉ lobbies heavily for licence fee increase

‘Highly inefficient’ licence fee collection system by An Post is partly to blame

Ryanair cleared to expand action against Revenue’s air travel tax

Ryanair cleared to expand action against Revenue’s air travel tax

Low cost carrier claims it had no choice but to charge lower rate of tax

OpenHydro founders ordered to pay legal bill for failed bid to save firm

OpenHydro founders ordered to pay legal bill for failed bid to save firm

The founders of collapsed Irish tidal energy firm OpenHydro have been ordered to bear the six-fig...

Did RTÉ’s transgender analysis get it wrong?

Did RTÉ’s transgender analysis get it wrong?

Last week’s Prime Time special on gender dysphoria caused a huge furore even before it was broadcast. RTÉ says it made sure to respect all sides of the debate, but many have questioned its treatment of such a sensitive subject

Singer O’Connor accused of ‘appalling’ behaviour in dispute with ex-manager

Singer O’Connor accused of ‘appalling’ behaviour in dispute with ex-manager

Fachtna O’Ceallaigh (70) and his company TAL Management are suing O’Connor for €500,000 for alleged breach of contract

INM hit with contempt proceedings over controversial article on rape trial

INM hit with contempt proceedings over controversial article on rape trial

An allegedly prejudicial opinion piece published in the Irish Independent last November led to the jury in the case being discharged in the closing stages of the trial

Deloitte shifts heat onto PwC over link to funds defrauded by Madoff

Deloitte shifts heat onto PwC over link to funds defrauded by Madoff

Deloitte is being sued for professional negligence by the liquidator of Mount Capital Fund and Mount Capital Asset Subsidiary over alleged losses of $200 million

Fraudster Madoff’s legacy dominates investment fund High Court dispute

Fraudster Madoff’s legacy dominates investment fund High Court dispute

An investment fund has renewed its bid to remove a High Court judge from a case. Last month Mr Ju...

Former IL&P boss’s ‘green jersey’ claims not supported by evidence, Supreme Court told

Former IL&P boss’s ‘green jersey’ claims not supported by evidence, Supreme Court told

Claims by former Irish Life & Permanent boss Denis Casey that he was led into a €7.2 billio...

Judge ‘taken aback’ by Marley demand for €18.7 million debt write-off

Judge ‘taken aback’ by Marley demand for €18.7 million debt write-off

Developer’s latest attempt to avoid bankruptcy follows rejected personal insolvency arrangement

Global law firm DLA Piper set to hire up to 100 lawyers in Dublin

Global law firm DLA Piper set to hire up to 100 lawyers in Dublin

Firm’s Irish office will give legal and tax advice to multinationals

Tricks of the trademark

Tricks of the trademark

The Irish Patents Office flies under the radar, but with intellectual property increasingly valued and Brexit set to play havoc with copyright laws, it has a big role to play

Crunch time for Feehily as new era begins for policing in Ireland

Crunch time for Feehily as new era begins for policing in Ireland

The Gardaí are in a period of flux and the Policing Authority faces extinction. But Josephine Feehily says ignoring the authority would be a grave mistake due to its swingeing powers

‘Landmark’ ruling forces Start into debt equity deal

‘Landmark’ ruling forces Start into debt equity deal

A 67-year-old Co Meath widower has become the first distressed borrower to secure a court approved debt for equity swap designed to keep him in his home