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.
A 21-year-old Russian tank commander was given a life sentence for committing a war crime in a Ukrainian court.
In Ukraine there has been intense fighting around the city of Severodonetsk, as Russia stepped up its offensive in the Donbas region. Meanwhile in Kyiv President Zelenskyy warned that peace would only come through negotiations, but the prospect of any agreement remained distant.
Russian troops have bombarded the eastern city of Severodonetsk today as part of a renewed push in the Donbass.
Twelve people have been killed and dozens injured in heavy Russian shell attacks in eastern Ukraine.
A Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed Ukrainian, in the first war crimes trial of the conflict.
It’s become a huge symbol of Ukraine’s resistance against Russian invasion, in the midst of a city pulverised. Ukrainian fighters held out in the tunnels deep below the Azovstal steel plant, in Mariupol, under constant bombardment.
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine it’s been trying to rewrite the country’s history – to deny Ukraine’s existence as a separate nation.
Ferdinand Marcos, the son of the late Philippines’ dictator, looks set for a landslide victory in the country’s presidential elections.
The unimaginable number of people who’ve been uprooted from their homes in Ukraine dwarfs any refugee crisis Europe has seen in most of our lifetimes.
Since the war started in February, the world’s focus has been on refugees from Ukraine heading west.
Vladimir Putin has ordered his forces not to storm the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the city of Mariupol – but to blockade it instead.
Russian forces have launched their offensive in the east of Ukraine.
His own mother fled the Nazis in 1939. Today his orchestra includes a number of Ukranians – many of them women from Odesa who’ve fled the war back home.
There have been renewed efforts to evacuate civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol in Ukraine.
Before the war broke out, back in January, our reporter Paraic O’Brien was in Mariupol, where he spent time filming with two teachers at a local elementary school in the east of the city.