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.

Barristers ask state to reverse ‘drastic cuts’

Barristers ask state to reverse ‘drastic cuts’

A recent letter to the Finance Minister complains that the cooperation and 'good faith' shown by members of the Bar on professional fee matters over the last decade was 'now not being reciprocated'

Official ‘concerned’ about family law court reports costing €4,000

Official ‘concerned’ about family law court reports costing €4,000

A top Department of Justice official has expressed concern that expert reports giving voice to th...

Marley faces potential bankruptcy as he fails to do deal with creditors

Marley faces potential bankruptcy as he fails to do deal with creditors

Businessman Philip Marley has failed to reach a settlement with his creditors, pushing him closer...

Quinns re-engage Eversheds for looming €2.3 billion court battle

Quinns re-engage Eversheds for looming €2.3 billion court battle

Bluechip law firm Eversheds is back representing family members of former billionaire Sean Quinn ...

Family courts ‘not fit for purpose’

Family courts ‘not fit for purpose’

The courts are creaking from a lack of resources

Kearns surprised by Law Society statement

Kearns surprised by Law Society statement

The statement was issued by the solicitors’ representative body in reaction to findings made by the Personal Injuries Commission that whiplash payouts are among the highest in Europe

Cerberus chasing high-profile solicitor Buttimer over debt

Cerberus chasing high-profile solicitor Buttimer over debt

It is understood that Frank Buttimer, best known for representing Ian Bailey, is among a number of investors who may have lost money in a boom-time Ulster Bank project dating back to 2006

Policing report gets a muted response

Policing report gets a muted response

Minister for Justice says policing proposals will be addressed, but senior gardaí remain sceptical

Irish artists demand fair play on EU copyright laws

Irish artists demand fair play on EU copyright laws

Ahead of a major vote in the European Parliament this week on copyright law, Irish musical artists are demanding a change to the existing system

Legal watchdog chief defends delays

Legal watchdog chief defends delays

Eyebrows have been raised at the slow pace set by the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority, but its chief executive Brian Doherty is happy to take his time to get things absolutely right

Anti-eviction campaigner loses bid to save home

Anti-eviction campaigner loses bid to save home

The man behind The Hub-Ireland, an organisation aimed at helping lay litigants fight evictions, has lost his own case against Pepper Finance

Revealed: The Chinese investors prepared to save OpenHydro

Revealed: The Chinese investors prepared to save OpenHydro

The firm’s founding shareholders have assembled a number of potential backers, including a mining giant, to help it escape liquidation

Blackrock Clinic co-founder wants help from Revenue

Blackrock Clinic co-founder wants help from Revenue

US-based surgeon Dr Joseph Sheehan asks officials to attend court battle with Goodman

Proposal to cut injury claims faces probable delay

Proposal to cut injury claims faces probable delay

New judicial guidelines are considered the most appropriate method of dealing with the issue of spiralling damages, as any form of legislative cap by politicians would amount to an unconstitutional intrusion on the functions of the judiciary

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

New garda chief's PSNI past under spotlight

While Harris is universally recognised as a top-class policeman, the question being asked is whether his previous PSNI work alongside MI5 makes him unsuitable to lead Ireland's security operations