Ciaran Jenkins is the Scotland Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
He covers a wide range of stories, from home and social affairs to sport and technology. He has reported exclusively for Channel 4 News on international phone hacking scams and police racism.
Ciaran joined Channel 4 News in 2012 from the BBC, where he had specialised in politics and then education. During his time at the BBC he broke a series of exclusives on bogus academics and visa fraud, for which he won a number of awards.
In November 2013, a Friday night out in Glasgow ended in the deaths of 10 people after a Police Scotland helicopter crashed through the roof of the Clutha pub, a popular music venue in the city.
There’s no denying it’s a crisis: the rate of drug-related deaths in Scotland is the highest in the European Union.
Police dealing with domestic abuse have traditionally focused on evidence of physical violence. But Scotland’s new Domestic Abuse Act, which comes into force on Monday, will transform the way cases are handled. It includes a new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour – abusive relationships where one partner dominates and controls the other. But how…
If the chaos and confusion about Brexit has given us anything, it is proof that people care very deeply about politics.
Today, New Zealand’s Prime Minister called for a global fight to “weed” out extremism.
Two MPs who have been travelling the country to find out the impact of austerity have made their final stop in Glasgow.
The Brexit clock is now ticking in hours, less than 460 of them and the waiting is almost over… or is it?
A 16 year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail.
Schoolchildren from across across the UK will join together to demand action over climate change.
British expats living in Spain have been urged to register before the 29th of March to make sure the Spanish authorities recognise their residency after the UK leaves the EU. But in the event of a no-deal Brexit, what then? Many of those who’ve retired abroad are facing unanswered questions about their rights to healthcare, freedom of…
Ahead of next week’s critical week for Theresa May’s Brexit deal, ministers are again split, this time over the prospect of a no-deal scenario. Mrs May faces a series of votes on Tuesday – including calls for MPs to take control of the Brexit process. Today, supporters of a second referendum have been rallying in…
Alex Salmond said outside court that he was “innocent of any criminality” and that he would “defend himself to the utmost in court”.
The former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown is calling for Parliament to extend article 50 by a year – quoting a new poll which shows two thirds of the British public feel they’re being ignored and cut out of major decisions. In a speech tonight in Edinburgh he says the country is so divided it’s putting long…
With 77 days to go until Brexit, the UK isn’t the only country frantically making preparations for what’s about to come. In Ireland, politicians have spent two years putting together a plan of action, as well contingencies if there’s no Brexit deal.
Alex Salmond has won his court battle against the Scottish government over the way it handled an investigation into claims that the former first minister sexually harassed two women.