Paraic O'Brien , Correspondent

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.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Well at the same time, around 32,000 people have taken part in the so called ‘yellow vest’ protests across France, including central Paris where some scuffles broke out with police. More than 50 people were arrested while armoured vehicles were set up near the Arc de Triomphe to prevent protestors from breaking through. The protests…

  • 3 Jan 2019

    An Iranian asylum seeker who made the perilous journey across the English Channel in a small boat just over a fortnight ago has told this programme that the combination of the harsh conditions in France and the poor exchange rate are behind the spike in asylum seekers risking the crossing. 

  • 2 Jan 2019

    People shouldn’t risk their lives to cross the Channel, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared today, as he defended the Government’s decision to declare a major incident over the number of migrants trying to reach the UK.

  • 13 Dec 2018

    People living in the cluster of small migrant camps on the fringes of Calais are taking more and more risks to reach UK shores. This week, 14 migrants were rescued from 2 dinghies in the Channel. In the past two months more than 100 people, mostly Iranians, have attempted the treacherous crossing.

  • 27 Nov 2018

    A three-year-old girl has been rescued from a tiny dinghy found floating in the darkness of the English Channel early this morning. The girl was discovered along with eight other people, drifting off the coast of Dover. The Kent Coastguard and Border Force carried out the rescue. It appears to be the latest in a…

  • 26 Nov 2018

    A British PhD student who was jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on spying charges has been released after being granted a pardon. The UAE insisted Matthew Hedges had admitted being a member of MI6. His wife said she was absolutely elated, while the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he’d never been shown…

  • 22 Nov 2018

    The Polish Government has found itself accused of a ‘Cultural Purge’ after the boss of the country’s World War II Museum was sacked.

  • 21 Nov 2018

    The Polish Prime Minister told us tonight he wanted Poles living in the UK to come back home, where there’s full employment and an economic boom.

  • 11 Nov 2018

    The death toll of the wild fire in Paradise in northern California has risen to 23, making it one of the deadliest fires in the state’s history. Two people have also died in a separate fire to the south near Los Angeles. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands of homes destroyed…

  • 10 Nov 2018

    Sajid Javid has promised £17 millon as part of an early intervention youth fund to help tackle knife crime problem.

  • 6 Nov 2018

    The Police called it “callous”, the Prime Minister said it was “utterly unacceptable” and the Chairman of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry described it as “shocking and distressing”.

  • 5 Nov 2018

    The Prime Minister has joined a chorus of condemnation, after a group set fire to a cardboard effigy of Grenfell Tower. Footage of the incident was circulated on social media and the Justice4Grenfell campaign called for those who set fire to the model to be prosecuted.

  • 30 Oct 2018

    For them, he was so much more than a money man. Leicester City fans have continued to file into the King Power Stadium to sign a book of condolences following the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha  in a helicopter crash on Saturday. 

  • 5 Oct 2018

    Hostility towards Roma people is so ingrained in Czech political life, the country’s president recently called them “work shy”, and in this weekend’s Czech municipal elections some politicians are openly stirring up virulent anti-Roma sentiment.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Earlier in the year a Slovakian journalist and his girlfriend were shot dead at their home. He had been investigating possible links between government officials and the Italian Mafia for news website Aktuality, and the authorities suspect they were murdered in a contract killing. Massive public protests over their deaths led to the collapse of…