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.

Over 100 apply for one Circuit Court vacancy

Over 100 apply for one Circuit Court vacancy

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (Jaab) received 112 applications for a single Circuit Co...

Closer to closure?

Closer to closure?

After nearly 17 years without a breakthrough, a gangland informant has shed new light on the disappearance of Trevor Deely, writes Francesca Comyn

'Slower and dearer': Ireland's probate problem

'Slower and dearer': Ireland's probate problem

Insurer's report contains few surprises, but not everyone agrees on the causes of delay, writes Francesca Comyn

Supreme Court to hear appeal on rights of gardaí to use handcuffs

Supreme Court to hear appeal on rights of gardaí to use handcuffs

Three prosecutions deemed unlawful after motorists restrained ‘without justification'

Irish Asphalt claims wind-up bid driven by ‘ulterior motive’

Irish Asphalt claims wind-up bid driven by ‘ulterior motive’

The High Court will convene for a special sitting next month to address the alleged “ulterior m...

Podcast: Accidental landlords, Brexit, Conor McGregor's Dublin

Podcast: Accidental landlords, Brexit, Conor McGregor's Dublin

Francesca Comyn is joined by Michael Brennan, Róisín Burke, Mary Regan and Jack Horgan-Jones

Garda claims whistleblower status after conviction for harassment

Garda claims whistleblower status after conviction for harassment

Eve Doherty wrote to the Disclosures Tribunal earlier this year, asking to be included

Woman who overstated her Leaving results loses BoI case

Woman who overstated her Leaving results loses BoI case

Glenda Genockey was offered a job by the bank, but her Leaving Certificate results showed she had failed maths

Bar Council unable to obtain indemnity cover on claims

Bar Council unable to obtain indemnity cover on claims

Annual report states premium increases of 300 per cent were being quoted to retain a judicial review extension on the policy

Ex-Fatah leader in Irish defamation action against Twitter and Facebook

Ex-Fatah leader in Irish defamation action against Twitter and Facebook

The action, lodged last week, relates to the dissemination on social media of allegedly false and damaging claims made about Dahlan

Black Widow Nevin granted hearing in bid to claim murdered husband’s estate

Black Widow Nevin granted hearing in bid to claim murdered husband’s estate

Nevin was found guilty of her husband's murder in 2000

PwC wins €500k contract for ‘cultural audit’ of Garda

PwC wins €500k contract for ‘cultural audit’ of Garda

The professional services giant’s main task will be to survey gardaí and carry out focus groups

Developer Morrissey faces ‘catch-22 dilemma’ after huge Nama legal costs

Developer Morrissey faces ‘catch-22 dilemma’ after huge Nama legal costs

Developer John Morrissey has ratcheted up six-figure pre-trial legal costs in his High Court dama...

Establishment all rose for departing thorn Browne

Establishment all rose for departing thorn Browne

'The number of willing attendees to his farewell do last Friday was so high, he had to change to a bigger venue'

Court told collapsed broker CHC could leave liquidator €1.2m out of pocket

Court told collapsed broker CHC could leave liquidator €1.2m out of pocket

Insufficient company funds in the collapsed broker Custom House Capital (CHC) could leave liquida...