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.

Why did Kerins win and O'Brien lose?

Why did Kerins win and O'Brien lose?

Francesca Comyn looks at the Supreme Court's decisions in two cases which raised important questions about the separation of powers, Dáil privilege and the rights of citizens

A refusal to wave the white flag

A refusal to wave the white flag

At its core, The Sunday Business Post’s victory over tycoon Denis O’Brien in the High Court was a broader win for journalism and the Irish media

O'Brien loses defamation case against the Post

O'Brien loses defamation case against the Post

Businessman Denis O'Brien has lost his High Court defamation action against The Sunday Business Post.

O’Brien vs the Post: Week three

O’Brien vs the Post: Week three

Former Sunday Business Post editor Ian Kehoe was the final witness in tycoon Denis O’Brien’s High Court defamation case over a 2015 article

Shareholder ‘threatened’ anti-mafia proceedings against Blackrock Clinic board

Shareholder ‘threatened’ anti-mafia proceedings against Blackrock Clinic board

Co-founder Joseph Sheehan pursued board members as part of a row over €4m dividends

Marley granted last-minute reprieve from bankruptcy

Marley granted last-minute reprieve from bankruptcy

Last Monday, the developer secured a further 70 days’ breathing space from his creditors with an application for a debt settlement arrangement (DSA) aimed at writing down borrowings of €18.7 million

Quinn family sued over salaries from Russian businesses

Quinn family sued over salaries from Russian businesses

The case seeks the return of monies allegedly drawn down from Quinn businesses in Russia as purported salary payments. The companies are now controlled by receivers and liquidators appointed by IBRC

Week two of O’Brien vs the Post

Week two of O’Brien vs the Post

The tycoon’s defamation action against The Sunday Business Post saw the paper’s former editor and former business editor both take the stand to defend a 2015 story

Son of kidnapped supermarket boss Tidey made bankrupt by Cerberus

Son of kidnapped supermarket boss Tidey made bankrupt by Cerberus

A US vulture fund has secured a High Court order pushing Alistair Tidey, son of the kidnapped sup...

A cape of good slope

A cape of good slope

Francesca Comyn goes on the piste at the tranquil resort of Val Thorens in France, for her first taste of skiing in 27 years - and finds that it’s nothing like riding a bike

Crosbie may have to show means in kiosks legal row

Crosbie may have to show means in kiosks legal row

Fastwell, a company owned by the 72-year-old property developer’s wife, has launched an action against Calibrate Real Estate over the alleged termination of a lease last year

O’Brien: ‘I could easily have written a cheque’ if the loans had been called in

O’Brien: ‘I could easily have written a cheque’ if the loans had been called in

The media mogul took the stand last week in a High Court defamation action over a 2015 article in The Sunday Business Post

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