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.

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

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?