Paraic O'Brien is a Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Paraic's investigations include the multi-award winning "Bruce Lee, King of Romania's Sewers", a searing film about the subterranean life of Bucharest's drug addicts. His expose of how the global online game Habbo Hotel was putting children at risk, resulted in a mass exodus of investors. His investigation into the death of Alois Dvorzac in a British detention centre exposed serious flaws in the immigration system.
He was the first TV reporter on the ground in Brixton and Croydon as the riots broke out in 2011. He also once had a minor altercation with Russell Brand.
Before joining Channel 4 News he worked at the BBC as an investigations reporter for BBC London News and Newsnight on occasion. Prior to that he was a community worker in Ireland and south London.
A senior Taliban official in Afghanistan has warned that extreme punishments like executions will resume in the country, claiming it’s “necessary for security”.
Hundreds more people have been evacuated from a village in La Palma, as a volcano on the Canary Island continues to erupt.
A third Russian man has been accused of involvement in the poisoning of the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in 2018.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Russia’s ruling pro-Kremlin party looks poised to keep its supermajority in parliament, after elections marred by allegations of vote rigging and fraud.
An app promoting smart voting was suddenly kicked off Google and Apple. Rivals with identical names and appearances are running against opposition candidates. State employees are allegedly being forced to turn out to vote.
Shamima Begum, who left east London as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State, has appealed to be allowed back into Britain to appear in court, she insists, to refute claims that she’d been involved in terrorism. Speaking from a camp in Syria, the 22-year-old said she regretted every decision she’d made and would “rather…
The diplomatic war of words across the Channel has escalated fast.
Twenty men have gone on trial in Paris, accused over the 2015 terror attacks by the extremist Islamic State group which left 130 people dead.
The future for all Afghans is uncertain, but for the disabled population it is even more precarious.
In Belarus, one of the leaders of mass street protests against President Alexander Lukashenko has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, charged with extremism and trying to seize power illegally. Maria Kalesnikava became one of the iconic faces of the opposition movement during the presidential election last year. Britain and the EU have denounced…
Police have clashed with protesters in Montenegro during the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Some of the crowd fired handguns into the air and set fire to barricades to prevent police breaking through.
“The Taliban must understand that if they want engagement with the West, the first priority for us is safe passage for those who want to leave.” The words of the prime minister today.
After the rapid withdrawal from the forever war, now comes the resettlement of the people who fled.
The history books will record that the last American soldier to leave was Major General Chris Donahue.
America says its anti missile system intercepted one of five rockets as they were being fired towards Kabul airport.