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.

Supreme Court will hear appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Casey

Supreme Court will hear appeal by former Irish Life & Permanent chief executive Casey

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal against the conviction of former Irish Life & ...

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Last week, Michael Lowry was found guilty of tax offences and disqualified from acting as a company director for three years. And yet the former communications minister appeared to believe that he had been vindicated

Norah Casey suing Irish Times for damages

Norah Casey suing Irish Times for damages

Broadcaster, publisher and former Dragons’ Den star Norah Casey has initiated defamation procee...

State offered Emma Mhic Mhathúna ‘foster-type care’ for her five children

State offered Emma Mhic Mhathúna ‘foster-type care’ for her five children

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who sued over the CervicalCheck controversy, was urged to accept a “foster...

Charity boss claims whistleblower complaints ‘maliciously made’

Charity boss claims whistleblower complaints ‘maliciously made’

The chief executive of a charity found to have wrongly made €84,009 in payments to two former t...

Lowry disqualified as company director

Lowry disqualified as company director

Former Fine Gael minister and his firm fined €25,000

The money vanishes

The money vanishes

The jury at Michael Lowry’s trial for alleged tax offences heard this week how a sum of £248,624 disappeared and reappeared, ‘cooking the books not once but twice’

Delayed Adoption Bill ‘long overdue’, says former chief justice

Delayed Adoption Bill ‘long overdue’, says former chief justice

Former chief justice Ronan Keane has weighed into the debate on the delayed Adoption Bill, descri...

Guilty: The David Drumm verdict

Guilty: The David Drumm verdict

The unanimous verdict of ‘guilty’ ends one of the last acts in the epic saga of Anglo Irish Bank’s meteoric rise and fall - and of Ireland’s lost decade

B&B owner appeals to Donohoe for help in vulture eviction

B&B owner appeals to Donohoe for help in vulture eviction

Ann Keane has spent the last four years fighting to stay in Aberdeen Lodge in Sandymount

Watchdog voices ‘grave concern’ on interference by officials

Watchdog voices ‘grave concern’ on interference by officials

Newly released correspondence between the Legal Services Regulatory Authority and the Department of Justice shows tensions arose over the regulator’s perceived failure to deliver 'early and visible' legal reforms

Supreme Court rebuffs legal challenge by ILP shareholders

Supreme Court rebuffs legal challenge by ILP shareholders

The affected stakeholders applied for a leapfrog appeal directly from the High Court, having lost proceedings last July against the Minister for Finance over the €4 billion state injection of funds to Permanent TSB from July 2011

Tyrrelstown property firm Vieira loses €2m Vat case

Tyrrelstown property firm Vieira loses €2m Vat case

Vieira was set up by Richard and Michael Larkin to develop a very large and dense housing estate in the area between 2001 and 2009

Businessman loses Alzheimer’s High Court case

Businessman loses Alzheimer’s High Court case

A businessman who persuaded his late father who had Alzheimer’s disease to act as guarantor on €13 million in boom-time loans from AIB has lost a High Court case in which he claimed the debt is unenforceable

The jury is out on David  Drumm

The jury is out on David Drumm

After 16 weeks of testimony and 40 witnesses called, the prosecution has wrapped up its case against the former Anglo boss