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.

Rich tea and no sympathy

Rich tea and no sympathy

Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s first meeting with the legal team tasked with attacking Maurice McCabe’s credibility was an informal chat over tea and biscuits - but things escalated quickly from there, the Disclosures Tribunal has heard

Tribunal: It was ‘political dynamite’, but no one can remember the explosion

Tribunal: It was ‘political dynamite’, but no one can remember the explosion

Despite a controversial email and multiple contacts between Garda headquarters and the Department of Justice during the O’Higgins commission, no one can recall what was said

Greg Kavanagh clarifies evidence in Ronan High Court row

Greg Kavanagh clarifies evidence in Ronan High Court row

Kavanagh is a former partner of Balark Investments, led by developer Pat Crean

State to use secret claims data to slash whiplash payouts

State to use secret claims data to slash whiplash payouts

● Insurance sector gives key information to state commission; ● Plan to benchmark Irish claims with Britain and Europe

Nicholas Kearns: Whip it up and start again

Nicholas Kearns: Whip it up and start again

Kearns was president of the High Court from 2009 to 2015. Now he has a new job, as chairman of the Personal Injuries Commission, where one of his biggest challenges is satisfactorily defining whiplash injuries to motorists

Law and disorder

Law and disorder

The judicial year was dominated by a Garda scandal that simply refused to die - and ended up unseating another commissioner and former minister for justice

Irish courts to rule on alleged €2bn Russian raider attack

Irish courts to rule on alleged €2bn Russian raider attack

Irish-registered company among group accused of trying to defraud chemical giant Toaz and cause ‘catastrophic damage’ to business through devaluing of shares

New twist in Johnny Ronan development site battle

New twist in Johnny Ronan development site battle

There has been a bitter and complex row between Balark Investments - part of the Marlet Property Group, which is led by developer Pat Crean - and Johnny Ronan’s Chambury Investment Company

Legal Matters Podcast: Policing, insurance and Brexit dominate 2017

Legal Matters Podcast: Policing, insurance and Brexit dominate 2017

Francesca Comyn is joined by the head of the Law Society Ken Murphy and Sunday Business Post Political Correspondent Hugh O'Connell to look back at the big justice-related issues of 2017

Irish art curator quits Dallas museum post

Irish art curator quits Dallas museum post

Irish art curator Gavin Delahunty has resigned from his senior position at the Dallas Museum of A...

Fingleton in fighting form as he goes it alone at inquiry

Fingleton in fighting form as he goes it alone at inquiry

It has been a long time coming, but the Central Bank’s probe into the collapse of Irish Nationwide is finally under way - and Michael Fingleton is once again centre stage

Law Society head blasts ‘insurance industry propaganda machine’

Law Society head blasts ‘insurance industry propaganda machine’

Ken Murphy questions whether the media is being fed a line when it comes to featuring 'caricature' court cases involving large awards for beer-fuelled slips and unusual falls

Between optimism and a hard place

Between optimism and a hard place

Leading barrister Caoilfhionn Gallagher and IHREC commissioner Emily Logan shine a light on the human rights landscape in Britain and Ireland

Fingleton denies breaching lending rules

Fingleton denies breaching lending rules

Central Bank inquiry into Irish Nationwide's lending hears of 'significant conflict' between former chief Fingleton and senior director Stan Purcell

Personal Injuries solicitor settles case over fall

Personal Injuries solicitor settles case over fall

Mary Purtill of Ashbrook House, Sallymount Avenue, Ranelagh, saw his case struck out before it went to a full hearing