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.
Two men who left the UK to join so-called Islamic State have told Channel 4 News that they want to return home to face trial.
The main suspect connected to the kidnap and torture of a Northern Irish businessman has died.
Facebook has come under fire after its social media platforms were used to spread fake news amid allegations of foreign interference. Today the company announced it was tightening its rules for the UK General Election.
The trailer which ended its journey with 39 bodies on board last week, travelled first through Northern France and then Belgium.
Essex lorry driver, Maurice Robinson, charged with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people
Today, another group of suspected migrants were detained at Zeebrugge port as they tried to climb a fence into a truck company compound.
As Mr Lunney drove up the lane to his house, two cars boxed him in. He was abducted and taken across the border into the Republic of Ireland. There, he was tortured. Mr Lunney was left with “life-changing injuries”.
Turkey’s invasion into the Kurdish held north isn’t the only ferociously contested space in Syria. Further West the province of Idlib remains another bastion of the rebellion against the Assad regime. But over half of Idlib is now controlled by a coalition of jihadi groups, many with strong links to Al Qaeda. Paraic O’Brien has…
With Syria’s northeastern border becoming a warzone, as Turkish forces launch their offensive – rebel held Idlib is all too familiar with the reality of near-daily attacks by the Syrian regime and its Russian allies. Produced by Kamal Kaddourah and filmed by Fadi Al-Halabi.
The Prime Minister has written articles in two Brexit backing newspapers, urging the EU to meet him half way – or we will leave anyway. Meanwhile ministers have been out and about today, insisting that the controversial backstop should be replaced with what they call a “consent mechanism” – a means by which the people…
“After nearly a month of stonewalling, it appears clear that the President has chosen the path of defiance, obstruction and cover-up.” That’s the conclusion of not one, but three, Democratic committee chairmen.
What do businesses and people actually living and working along the Irish north south divide make of the suggestion that checks might take place between five and ten miles away from the actual border?
The woman at the centre of sexual abuse allegations against Prince Andrew has given details of what she claims happened to her. In her first TV interview about the allegations, Virginia Giuffre says she was trafficked to London by a friend of the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. She alleges Prince Andrew bought her vodka in a…
Saudi officials today displayed drone and cruise missile parts which they claim prove Iran’s involvement in the attack on the heart of the Saudi Arabian oil industry.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in Afghanistan, one of them at a presidential election rally that left dozens dead.