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.
Scores of people have been arrested as violent protests spread across France. They were sparked by allegations that a young black man was raped by a police officer earlier this month.
YouTube has downgraded its biggest star after after he posted videos with anti-Semitic content.
Across the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, with their significant populations of ethnic Russians, numerous web-based portals have sprung up, pumping out what activist is say is Russian propaganda, funded by Moscow.
President Trump has previously described Nato as “obsolete” and talked of closer ties with the Kremlin. Paraic O’Brien is in the Latvian capital Riga.
Former Argos security guard Adama Barrow won the Gambian elections fair and square but the man he replaced is refusing to leave, so he’s been sworn in at the embassy in Senegal.
Just hours before his briefing by the US intelligence agencies on the hacking of Democrat email accounts, Donald Trump called the claims a “political witch-hunt”.
The heads of America’s intelligence agencies versus the man about to become their commander in chief. According to Donald Trump he hasn’t seen any evidence that Russia interfered in the US election. Putting him at odds with intelligence chiefs and leading members of his own party, like Senator John McCain, who called Russian hacking “an…
The Amish of America famously shun television, cars, mobile phones, glitz, glamour or any hint of celebrity. So how come so many of them like the embodiment of all the above – President-elect Trump?
It’s less than a month now before climate change sceptic Donald Trump takes over the White House.He won the US presidential election partly on a platform of using more fossil fuels with fewer environmental rules. Now President Obama has announced climate protections which his successor might not be able to reverse.
US President-elect Donald Trump says he’s a “smart guy”, but one of his latest tweets – about China “stealing” a US Navy research drone from international waters – betrayed, at best, a lack of care about spelling.
The US president-elect Donald Trump has again dismissed any suggestions that Russia tried to swing the election in his favour. President Obama warned of retaliation against any attempt to interfere with the integrity of the poll, saying Vladimir Putin was “well aware” of his feelings.
The globe-trotting boss of a giant energy firm with substantial interests in Russia is in line to become America’s next secretary of State, as Donald Trump named Exxon-Mobil chief Rex Tillerson as his choice.
The row over alleged Russian “interference” in the US presidential elections is showing no sign of abating. While Barack Obama has ordered a full investigation, a call that is backed by a bi-partisan group of senators, President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the claims as “ridiculous”.
A sadly more familiar tragedy continues to unfold in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels today withdrew from the old city, allowing government forces to move in. But tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped in the remaining rebel-held areas – the rebels now virtually admitting defeat and calling for a five-day ceasefire to…
“Those who refuse to leave nicely will be destroyed”. That was the grim warning today from the Russian Foreign Minister to Syrian rebels and residents remaining in East Aleppo.