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 mother of the man who killed four people in last week’s attack in Westminster says she’s “deeply shocked and saddened” and does not support the beliefs that led to her son”committing this atrocity”.
The latest victim of the attack has been named as 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes – a retired window cleaner from south London – who died in hospital yesterday from his injuries. His neighbours today described him as the “glue” who had bound their neighbourhood together.
Westminster Bridge, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. All prime tourist destinations – so it’s perhaps not surprising that the dead and injured came from eleven different countries.
The former Chancellor George Osborne – he of six jobs – has told the Commons that Parliament is “enhanced” by having MPs with “different experiences”.
It’s a stylish, mysterious ghost story that also paints a portrait of loneliness and psychological breakdown in our over-connected world.
The place thought most likely to face a by-election as a result of the expenses investigations is South Thanet, where the Tories went all out during the 2015 general election to deny UKIP leader Nigel Farage a seat in parliament. Craig Mackinlay, the man who did win South Thanet for the Conservatives, has been questioned…
The Brexit secretary David Davies has urged Parliament to pass the bill triggering the Article 50 process to take Britain out of the EU with ‘no strings attached’. MPs are due to vote within days. Mr Davis insisted there was a contingency plan in place if Britain ended up leaving the bloc without a trade…
Up to 20 million people are at risk from famine in parts of the Middle East and Africa: the world stands at a critical moment in history.
After a major political shock in Northern Ireland’s assembly elections, fraught negotiations are under way to form an administration.
Jeremy Corbyn has told his party faithful “it’s not the time to run away” – but as the recriminations over Labour’s Copeland by election defeat mount up, there are plenty within his own ranks who wish he’d do just that. And even his own supporters seem reluctant to rally round.
He said banning media outlets was what distinguishes a democracy from a dictatorship but yesterday White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to allow a range of news organisations into his background briefing from the BBC to the New York Times. It’s provoked an inevitable outrage but should the media allow itself to be dragged into…
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.