Ciaran Jenkins , Scotland Correspondent

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.

  • 17 May 2018

    It’s a move that promises to “take a stand” against gambling addiction – but at the same time could cost twenty thousand jobs. The government today said it would cut the maximum stake someone can gamble on a fixed-odds betting machine from 100 pounds to just two pounds. Campaigners welcomed the announcement, but Britain’s bookmakers warned it…

  • 16 May 2018

    As if the divisions within the cabinet over Brexit weren’t trouble enough for the Prime Minister, a vote in the Scottish parliament today has paved the way for a potential constitutional crisis. The Scottish National Party joined forces with Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens to vote down Theresa May’s EU withdrawal bill. At…

  • 1 May 2018

    There’ll be no more cheap booze in Scotland from today: it’s just become the first country in the world to impose a minimum price for alcohol. Health campaigners have described it as the biggest public health breakthrough since the smoking ban.

  • 27 Mar 2018

    Keeping a good supply of people willing to work while ending free movement from Europe has been one of the main goals of ministers drawing up the Brexit agreement. The Migration Advisory Committee has taken evidence from businesses, industry bodies and Government departments as part of a major inquiry into how this will be done.…

  • 21 Mar 2018

    Last month, we brought you a report from Dundee, where the death rate from drugs is higher than almost anywhere in the European Union. A very close second to the drug death rates of Dundee is the city of Glasgow, which for three years now has been in the midst of an unprecedented HIV outbreak.…

  • 19 Mar 2018

    They’re the machines dubbed “the crack cocaine of gambling”: fixed odds betting terminals, where you can put down a stake of £100 every 20 seconds. Campaigners wanted this slashed to just £2. But the figure that the industry regulator went for today was way off that.

  • 6 Mar 2018

    After the ‘Beast from the East’ receded and Storm Emma blew herself out, most of the UK has finally thawed, but not so for the Carron Valley. Here some families have been cut off for the seventh day after deep snow drifts blocked access roads. While the main road has been cleared, residents’ cars are…

  • 3 Mar 2018

    In Scotland – where yellow weather warnings remain in place – the government has opened up an emergency funding scheme to help local authorities cope. Ciaran Jenkins reports.

  • 19 Feb 2018

        We can reveal the major drugs plight of Dundee in Scotland, a city where the scale of drugs deaths is greater than anywhere in the UK, which in turn has by far the highest death rate in the European Union. Channel 4 News has learnt that in January alone there were 12 suspected…

  • 8 Feb 2018

    Initiatives like Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction unit – set up to tackle all kinds of violent behaviour, including knife crime. Over a decade on – they say Glasgow is no longer the ‘murder capital of Europe’. Our Scotland correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has been finding out more about their work.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    The seaside town of Grimsby voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union, but now Brexit is on the horizon, it’s being accused of avoiding the reality. Faced with the prospect of hefty tariffs and import duties, it’s now asking for special dispensation for its vital seafood industry. Remainers say they’re deploying double standards

  • 10 Nov 2017

    Its aim from the start was to ‘make work pay’. But the roll-out of universal credit quickly hit the buffers for many unemployed people, with delays in payments a particular problem. For the self-employed, the new benefits system is not getting universal approval either. Critics say its use of a ‘minimum income floor’, a financial calculation which assumes a stable level of earnings, is inflexible and is…

  • 26 Oct 2017

    One in six British workers struggles with mental health. 300,000 people with long-term mental health issues lose their jobs every year. And the cost to the country in monetary terms? £99 billion pounds. The figures come from the government commissioned ‘Thriving at Work’ report which highlights the additional issue: that mental health remains a taboo…

  • 23 Oct 2017

    The Information Commissioner has warned the Conservative Party about its use of a controversial call centre used during June’s general election. The warning follows an undercover investigation by this programme into a company called Blue Telecoms, which was used by the Conservatives to make calls to voters.

  • 31 Aug 2017

    God’s Own Country tells the story of a blossoming romance between a  young sheep farmer and a Romanian farmhand, set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.