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.

FitzPatrick’s wife gets nothing in €6m court claim

FitzPatrick’s wife gets nothing in €6m court claim

On Tuesday, Catriona FitzPatrick settled three High Court actions in which she alleged she was entitled to a stake in 18 of her husband’s assets

Supreme Court to hear ‘state aid’ claim by Westwood gym in rates row with council

Supreme Court to hear ‘state aid’ claim by Westwood gym in rates row with council

The local authority took three sets of Circuit Court proceedings against Westwood looking to recover unpaid annual rates for its Leopardstown fitness club in south Dublin for the years 2011 to 2013

Sean Dunne accuses bankruptcy official of lack of ‘impartiality’

Sean Dunne accuses bankruptcy official of lack of ‘impartiality’

Dunne's lawyers also claim Lehane “deliberately misrepresented” legal advice received by Dunne from a Matheson lawyer in relation to the purchase of Walford

Supreme Court to hear appeals of non EU nationals wed to Irish citizens

Supreme Court to hear appeals of non EU nationals wed to Irish citizens

The cases arise from several lower court rulings quashing immigration decisions by the Minister for Justice

Staff member sues museum in sexual harassment row

Staff member sues museum in sexual harassment row

Dr Andrew Halpin is already suing the museum over his suspension from his post as Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities

Michael Breslin’s £9m Nama judgment appeal fails

Michael Breslin’s £9m Nama judgment appeal fails

Scaffolding tycoon has failed to secure a last-ditch Supreme Court appeal in his long-running battle to ward off a £9 million Nama judgment

New front opens up in bitter Blackrock Clinic row

New front opens up in bitter Blackrock Clinic row

Surgeon Joseph Sheehan is bringing fresh proceedings alleging he is being oppressed as a minority shareholder

Whistleblower: ‘I will bring her down’

Whistleblower: ‘I will bring her down’

Ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan tells Disclosures Tribunal that former press officer David Taylor blamed Nóirín O’Sullivan for his arrest, and promised payback

Case against Nama official abandoned

Case against Nama official abandoned

Paul Pugh of Clontarf Road, Dublin was due to stand trial in the Circuit Court last February on one count of breaching the 2009 Nama Act

Dragons’ Den star wins tax case over €7.6m house deal

Dragons’ Den star wins tax case over €7.6m house deal

Former Black Tie owner Farrell used losses against tax burden

Solicitor Kean loses his bid to access Star reporter’s emails

Solicitor Kean loses his bid to access Star reporter’s emails

Kean is suing the tabloid for damages, including aggravated damages, over a story published on March 11, 2016

Privilege claim may cool reporting on INM saga

Privilege claim may cool reporting on INM saga

If INM wins its review, the ODCE application won't make it to the starting blocks. Even if INM loses, the watchdog's application will be pushed back to June at the earliest

The inside story of Larry Goodman’s battle over a €100m property deal

The inside story of Larry Goodman’s battle over a €100m property deal

A long-running dispute with a former employee is set for a full hearing as allegations of blackmail and extortion and wiped memory sticks are aired

Beyond a reasonable doubt

Beyond a reasonable doubt

In the soup of alcohol, hazy memories and clashing evidence served up in Court 12 in Belfast, doubt went to the very heart of the issue

Four men acquitted in Belfast rape trial

Four men acquitted in Belfast rape trial

'Paddy has paid a heavy price personally, professionally and financially'