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.

Sean FitzPatrick Trial: Anatomy of a shambles

Sean FitzPatrick Trial: Anatomy of a shambles

Francesca Comyn presents the inside story of the sensational collapse of Sean FitzPatrick’s trial after 126 days

Sean FitzPatrick has become a bit player in his own trial

Sean FitzPatrick has become a bit player in his own trial

The focus has already shifted to state bodies as FitzPatrick walks into the criminal courts for the last time, writes Francesca Comyn

FitzPatrick reacts to acquittal after 'errors' in probe

FitzPatrick reacts to acquittal after 'errors' in probe

Judge finds that standard of investigation led by ODCE 'fell far short'

You can’t just remove the Commissioner. Why take her out and not the rest?

You can’t just remove the Commissioner. Why take her out and not the rest?

The Chair of Gsoc Mary Ellen Ring is not confident that her request to beef up the Garda watchdog’s powers will be acted on any time soon

Beary told by court to put up security for €6m claim against old firm

Beary told by court to put up security for €6m claim against old firm

Judge finds former executive gave ‘misleading informaton’ about the value of his interests

Former FG councillor granted leave to appeal corruption conviction

Former FG councillor granted leave to appeal corruption conviction

48-year-old Fred Forsey junior of Coolagh Road, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford has always denied pocketing bribes of €80,000

Gsoc chief casts doubt over need for commission

Gsoc chief casts doubt over need for commission

Justice Mary Ellen Ring said experience has shown reports in relation to the management of An Garda Síochána have not been acted upon

5 questions for Nóirín O'Sullivan

5 questions for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Already weakened following a series of crises, the Garda Commissioner now finds herself having to explain why she ignored warnings of financial irregularities at the Garda training college

Garda takes defamation claims over reporting of McCabe incident to court

Garda takes defamation claims over reporting of McCabe incident to court

Legal suits were lodged by Detective Sergeant Yvonne Martin in the past week

McKillen pulls appeal over Barclay papers

McKillen pulls appeal over Barclay papers

Property developer had claimed documents would show inappropriate contacts between Department of Finance and representatives of billionaire Barclay twins

State in legal row with PTSB investors

State in legal row with PTSB investors

• ‘If we didn’t have a case, they wouldn’t have hired three law firms and the crème de la crème of barristers’ • Former PTSB director Piotr Skoczylas is among litigants driving the court action

Solicitor Kean facing €500k legal bill after false statement

Solicitor Kean facing €500k legal bill after false statement

Celebrity lawyer Kean did not give evidence during the case which lasted 10 days at hearing

'Good omens for proud Shane Ross and his judicial appointments crusade'

'Good omens for proud Shane Ross and his judicial appointments crusade'

The minister seems to have been surprised by the level of lobbying, writes Francesca Comyn

Whistleblower McCabe takes defamation case against the Irish Times

Whistleblower McCabe takes defamation case against the Irish Times

The High Court defamation proceedings were lodged by McCabe late last month following correspondence between the parties

Dana rejects damages sum from newspaper in libel case

Dana rejects damages sum from newspaper in libel case

The Eurovision winner rejected a five figure compensatory sum from the newspaper