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.

Was force necessary to take out Hennessy?

Was force necessary to take out Hennessy?

It was a single bullet from one standard-issue weapon that took out suspected killer Mark Hennessy last Sunday night as he sat in the driver seat of his wife’s Nissan Qashqai

Keane still battling to keep Sandymount hotel

Keane still battling to keep Sandymount hotel

Goldman Sachs fund piles on legal pressure

Former Garda press officer loses his tongue during four-day grilling

Former Garda press officer loses his tongue during four-day grilling

Extracting testimony from the Disclosures Tribunal’s most important witness, Superintendent Dave Taylor, proved a painful process

Kilkenny Group family feud:“Not one of my siblings reached out to me to find out what happened"

Kilkenny Group family feud:“Not one of my siblings reached out to me to find out what happened"

As the bitter feud engulfing the Kilkenny Group dynasty edges towards a Commercial Court showdown, businessman Greg O’Gorman breaks his silence on his ‘humiliating’ dismissal

CRH, Ballymore prepare for High Court showdown

CRH, Ballymore prepare for High Court showdown

The building materials giant CRH is to apply to the High Court to strike out or stay a legal action brought by developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Group over the alleged supply of pyrite affected stone products in north Dublin

The legal and the damage done

The legal and the damage done

Independent News & Media spent two full days in the High Court last week, fighting desperately to prevent inspectors entering its doors at the behest of the ODCE. At stake: the media group’s share price, its day-to-day operations, and ultimately its reputation

Victims’ lawyer: HSE now stalling on vital medical records

Victims’ lawyer: HSE now stalling on vital medical records

Solicitor says no lessons have been learned on disclosure; HSE will argue controversial memos were ‘misinterpreted’

INM’s share price hit ‘unfair’

INM’s share price hit ‘unfair’

Lawyers for Independent News and Media slam ODCE for shredding shareholder value

Drumm awaits sentencing after guilty verdicts

Drumm awaits sentencing after guilty verdicts

Former Anglo Irish Bank boss remanded on continuing bail despite objections from gardaí

From denying and defending everything to open disclosure

From denying and defending everything to open disclosure

The government has promised it will compel doctors to come clean. What does the experience of other countries tell us about whether this will work?

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