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.

Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

Polish extradition ruling goes for the jugular

The recent High Court decision reflects concerns that nationalism and populism are becoming a systemic threat to the rule of law in some EU countries

Irish court can’t force €433m Albanian judgment

Irish court can’t force €433m Albanian judgment

Ruling was against Italy’s largest energy multinational

Former judge White in costs battle over return-to-work case

Former judge White in costs battle over return-to-work case

The 73-year-old, who cited financial necessity as a reason for his desire to return to practice, is pursuing a Supreme Court appeal against a recent decision directing him to pay the Bar Council’s legal defence bill

Garda docked sick pay after absence over alleged bullying

Garda docked sick pay after absence over alleged bullying

Deming Gao, a naturalised Irish citizen who is originally from China, has brought a legal challenge claiming his illness was unlawfully reclassified from a work-related illness to an ordinary illness

Secret Kilkenny Group plan to sell off assets

Secret Kilkenny Group plan to sell off assets

Son claims mother breached family agreement

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

The sixth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the cross-examination of the accused, and analysis of the WhatsApp messages the young men sent to each other the morning after the party

Paddy Jackson takes the stand

Paddy Jackson takes the stand

The Ireland rugby player spent three and a half hours giving evidence

‘Heads up... a girl from Monday night might have cried rape’

‘Heads up... a girl from Monday night might have cried rape’

At the trial in Belfast last week, Blane McIlroy’s evidence varied widely from that of the alleged victim - and from that of Paddy Jackson

Galway developer’s High Court debt appeal is rejected

Galway developer’s High Court debt appeal is rejected

Galway developer Brian Cunningham has failed to overturn a judge’s decision to impose “puniti...

‘Callous’ fund slammed by judge over €6m property deal

‘Callous’ fund slammed by judge over €6m property deal

Cerberus offshoot Promontoria Gem wrongfully abandoned a deal with builder Declan O’Mahony without warning last August because 'it was greedy for more profit', the High Court concluded

'The knight in shining armour'

'The knight in shining armour'

Police were not happy with Rory Harrison’s original statements

'Frankly spurious': GP body slams whiplash culture

'Frankly spurious': GP body slams whiplash culture

In a recent submission to the Personal Injuries Commission, the professional body warned that the extent to which whiplash has been monetised in the legal system has 'driven inappropriate sick role behaviour'

‘She was very forward with me. I didn’t force myself on her’

‘She was very forward with me. I didn’t force myself on her’

The fourth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the recordings of police interviews with two of the accused played in court

Wine merchant wins High Court appeal on €2.1m excise bill

Wine merchant wins High Court appeal on €2.1m excise bill

A Dublin wine merchant has successfully challenged a €2.1 million Revenue bill relating to miss...

DNA evidence produced at rugby rape trial

DNA evidence produced at rugby rape trial

Expert witness for the defence tells court of shortcomings in forensic testing protocol