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.
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Air Force One is about to take off tonight, carrying Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia on his first trip overseas since he became President – for a summit in Saudi Arabia with Arab and Muslim leaders. Iran won’t be there, though, nor its close ally Syria. Today relations were complicated still further, as the Syrians…
They have left everything they knew and they have risked everything they have: now thousands of migrants trying to make it to Europe are getting caught up in the terrifying grip of people smuggling and extortion. This programme has obtained dramatic footage, captured by filmmaker Marco Salustro, showing the gangs who intercept migrant vessels at sea…
The numbers of people travelling to Europe across the Mediterranean has dropped, but deaths remain high.
Loneliness is something we usually associate with older generations, but new research commissioned by the Jo Cox Commission, set up to continue the work of the late MP, suggests 35 year old men feel it the most.
It’s been dubbed the most epic fail in concert history: rich young millennials forking out up to $12,000 to hang out with super models and music stars on a luxury island in the Bahamas – only to find none of it was there.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in rival May Day rallies across France – days before the presidential elections. Scuffles broke out as some protestors hurled petrol bombs at police, who fired tear gas in response. The two candidates – centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far right’s Marine Le Pen – took aim…
The US President Donald Trump has celebrated his first hundred days among his staunchest supporters – starting with a familiar theme: bashing the news media.
All 27 EU leaders have spoken with one voice: taking just 15 minutes to agree a tough stance on Brexit at today’s special summit in Brussels.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that success for her party means Theresa May’s attempt to block another independence vote will “crumble to dust”.
Families of the victims of the Westminster terror attack have joined survivors, emergency staff and members of the Royal Family at a special service.
Away from the triggering of Brexit, Westminster became a place to remember today andto pay tribute to the victims of last week’s terror attack.
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.