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.

High Court judgment could aid distressed mortgage borrowers

High Court judgment could aid distressed mortgage borrowers

Approving a personal insolvency arrangement last week in the face of objections from AIB, Mr Justice Denis McDonald found that distressed borrowers with a chequered payment record had to be assessed 'in the round'

Funding concerns for legal services watchdog

Funding concerns for legal services watchdog

LSRA kept afloat by a €3 million cash injection from the Department of Justice

Belfast libel win is just a warm-up for Dana’s multiple legal actions

Belfast libel win is just a warm-up for Dana’s multiple legal actions

The former singer received an estimated £150,000 from the Sunday World

Social and affordable construction firm gets €1.4 million bailout

Social and affordable construction firm gets €1.4 million bailout

Troubled building firm MDY Construction, involved in the development of state-funded social and a...

Increase in British lawyers registering in Ireland

Increase in British lawyers registering in Ireland

There has been an increase in the number of British lawyers admitted to the Roll of Solicitors th...

High Court reduces fees claimed by CHC liquidator by €200,000

High Court reduces fees claimed by CHC liquidator by €200,000

The High Court has shaved €200,000 off the fees and expenses claimed by the liquidator of colla...

Coffey: ‘I’m clearly being compared to a highwayman’

Coffey: ‘I’m clearly being compared to a highwayman’

Senator is suing Iconic Media for defamation over article likening him to an 18th-century villain, published three weeks before general election

Lawyers row over €4m in class action fees and costs

Lawyers row over €4m in class action fees and costs

Warring parties represented 11,000 women in faulty breast implants suit

Public to be banned from social media in court

Public to be banned from social media in court

Live texting and social media from a court case is to be limited to lawyers and bona fide members of the media over concerns about the integrity of the trial process

Victim-blaming in court won’t change before the law does

Victim-blaming in court won’t change before the law does

Barristers will say and do anything to get their clients acquitted - which is why we need legislation to change what is permitted in rape trials

New liquidator appointed to Pálás cinema’s troubled former company

New liquidator appointed to Pálás cinema’s troubled former company

The Revenue Commissioners’ nominee has now been confirmed by the High Court

Publican faces eviction over landlord’s debt

Publican faces eviction over landlord’s debt

Receivers appointed by vulture fund Havbell are seeking urgent vacant possession of O’Donoghue’s bar on Suffolk Street from Markey Pubs Ltd, owned by Des Markey

Magan condemns ‘extortionate’ fees levied by trustees of Castletown Cox

Magan condemns ‘extortionate’ fees levied by trustees of Castletown Cox

The Conservative Party peer, who lives in Kensington, London, is locked in a legal battle with the trust over the €19 million sale of the 500-acre estate, which he bought in 1991

‘An act of betrayal’

‘An act of betrayal’

Architect Jerry Ryan is suing his friend Barry English over alleged misappropriation of funds, in a complex legal battle that has become remarkably bitter and personal

Who’d be a Garda whistleblower now?

Who’d be a Garda whistleblower now?

Sergeant Maurice McCabe retired last week a fully vindicated man, but at a terrible personal cost