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.
In Northern Ireland, three seats are up for grabs. Two look certain to go to Sinn Fein and the DUP, but the third still hangs in the balance.
First Gordon Brown launched an attack on his Brexit Party’s finances. Then, as he was on the campaign trail in Newcastle, Nigel Farage became the latest right-wing politician to fall victim to a protester’s milkshake.
A nationwide curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka for a third night after a wave of anti-Muslim violence left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed. The Sri Lankan government today said that hardline Buddhist groups were probably behind the violence and that following more than 70 arrests, calm has been restored.…
The Prime Minister may have got a little peace today as she attended her usual church service but if the polls are to be believed her solitude could soon be shattered.
Yemen’s Houthi forces have taken the first steps towards a UN-brokered cease-fire by withdrawing from three ports in the north of the country.
As many as 70 people have died trying to reach Europe after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on the way from Libya – the deadliest such accident since the start of the year.
A week on from the attack on the city’s St Sebastian Church, in which dozens were killed, the faithful had to pray for the dead at home when Catholic churches were closed over fears of further attacks.
Fifteen people have died, including six children, after a security operation in Eastern Sri Lanka.
Catholic churches say they’ve cancelled Sunday masses until further notice, fearing they could be targeted in future attacks.
Four days after a series of devastating bomb attacks, the Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s is under curfew again tonight, and while police have made progress, saying they’ve identified eight of the nine bombers, they are also in crisis.
Sri Lanka is again under curfew tonight and new emergency powers have begun for the military, amid warnings of more explosives and militants in or around Colombo.
We report from St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo – where scores of worshippers had gathered for Easter Sunday mass when a suicide bomber detonated his device.
Now, around 800 million Euros have been pledged and a global call put out for architects. Just two days after Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was ravaged by fire, thoughts have already turned to the rebuilding effort.
After the fire, the future. Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help repair Notre-Dame, with business tycoons, major companies and some of France’s richest families rallying to help with the mammoth task of restoring this most treasured symbol of French heritage.