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.

Public to be banned from social media in court

Public to be banned from social media in court

Live texting and social media from a court case is to be limited to lawyers and bona fide members of the media over concerns about the integrity of the trial process

Victim-blaming in court won’t change before the law does

Victim-blaming in court won’t change before the law does

Barristers will say and do anything to get their clients acquitted - which is why we need legislation to change what is permitted in rape trials

New liquidator appointed to Pálás cinema’s troubled former company

New liquidator appointed to Pálás cinema’s troubled former company

The Revenue Commissioners’ nominee has now been confirmed by the High Court

Publican faces eviction over landlord’s debt

Publican faces eviction over landlord’s debt

Receivers appointed by vulture fund Havbell are seeking urgent vacant possession of O’Donoghue’s bar on Suffolk Street from Markey Pubs Ltd, owned by Des Markey

Magan condemns ‘extortionate’ fees levied by trustees of Castletown Cox

Magan condemns ‘extortionate’ fees levied by trustees of Castletown Cox

The Conservative Party peer, who lives in Kensington, London, is locked in a legal battle with the trust over the €19 million sale of the 500-acre estate, which he bought in 1991

‘An act of betrayal’

‘An act of betrayal’

Architect Jerry Ryan is suing his friend Barry English over alleged misappropriation of funds, in a complex legal battle that has become remarkably bitter and personal

Who’d be a Garda whistleblower now?

Who’d be a Garda whistleblower now?

Sergeant Maurice McCabe retired last week a fully vindicated man, but at a terrible personal cost

Landlord featured in TV exposé takes papers to court

Landlord featured in TV exposé takes papers to court

A landlord featured in an RTÉ Investigates programme on substandard rental accommodation has lau...

Abbey’s collaborations take centre stage

Abbey’s collaborations take centre stage

Theatre under scrutiny from Arts Council

Gardaí released rapist Berkley three days before charging him

Gardaí released rapist Berkley three days before charging him

It has emerged that the Gardaí released rapist Eoin Berkley three days before charging him with ...

Gardaí ‘too reliant on Britain’ for intelligence

Gardaí ‘too reliant on Britain’ for intelligence

Security expert says situation an ‘open secret’ in European capitals

Murray fell out with legal team on day AIB trial was due to start

Murray fell out with legal team on day AIB trial was due to start

Louis Murray, the former operator of La Stampa and the Dawson Hotel, has parted ways with his legal team on the brink of an eight-day Commercial Court trial against AIB due to a 'fundamental breakdown in trust'

Turning up the White heat

Turning up the White heat

To museum director Trevor White and his food author wife Susan Jane, the elegant redbrick on Mount Pleasant Square in Ranelagh is a much-loved family home. To US private equity giant CarVal, it’s an investment asset from the boom years

Oireachtas panel told it’s ‘crazy’ for Ireland not to be Cern member

Oireachtas panel told it’s ‘crazy’ for Ireland not to be Cern member

Ireland is missing out financially and reputationally as one of just three sizeable European coun...

County councillor mounts challenge to public office ethics hearing

County councillor mounts challenge to public office ethics hearing

Hugh McElvaney lodges judicial review over secret taping by RTÉ reporter