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.
The Irish president Michael Higgins has led tributes to the teacher Ashling Murphy, who was killed earlier this week, saying she represented the best of her generation.
A new group, that appears to have been founded last month, has started organising military style training sessions around the country via a messaging app.
Kazakhstan’s president today authorised his security forces to “shoot to kill without warning” after days of anti-government protests.
New figures show that more than 28,300 people made the perilous Channel crossing from France to England last year – triple that of the year before.
Sudan’s prime minister has resigned after days of mass protests demanding an end to military rule.
The husband of the exiled Belarusian opposition leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has been sentenced to 18 years in a maximum security prison after being found guilty of organising riots and mass unrest. In what has been widely condemned as sham trials, five other bloggers and politicians have had a collective sentence of 94 years in prison.…
At least 54 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a lorry carrying migrants crashed in southern Mexico.
The government’s flagship immigration bill has been approved by the House of Commons after a heated debate and chaotic scenes during the vote.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have launched a class action against Facebook, accusing them of failing to take action against hate speech which contributed to violence.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today warned Russia of the “severe costs” if it attempted to invade neighbouring Ukraine.
France has called for a new post-Brexit agreement between Britain and the EU to deal with illegal immigration.
The French government disinvited Home Secretary Priti Patel from a planned meeting aimed at tackling the issue of people smuggling.
Twenty-seven people lost their lives making the perilous journey across the Channel yesterday.
It is the worst known loss of life from the small boats coming across the Channel carrying people who mainly arrive to claim asylum.
Poland’s defence minister today warned that the migrant crisis on their border with Belarus could continue for months.