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 Irish Taoiseach has warned that Northern Ireland must not be plunged back into “that dark place of sectarian murders and political discord” after another night of violence which left 14 police officers hurt. In one incident, a burning car was rammed into a police Land Rover, while petrol bombs and missiles were also hurled…
Politicians in Northern Ireland have called for planned protests and parades to be cancelled as a mark of respect, in the wake of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
Paraic O’Brien reports from Stormont.
Emergency talks have been taking place in Northern Ireland, after yet another night of violence on a scale which police said they had not seen for decades.
Police in Northern Ireland say children as young as 12 were involved in another night of violence, as officers were attacked with petrol bombs in several predominantly Unionist estates in Londonderry last night. Officers were also attacked in loyalist areas of Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus – in scenes which the force described as “totally unacceptable”. Thirty…
PC Ben Hannam was found guilty of membership of banned far-right extremist group National Action.
Nine UK citizens, including five MPs, who’ve been sanctioned by China after accusing them of human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslims say they’ll “redouble” their campaigning on the issue.
The home secretary has set out plans to change the asylum system so refugees are assessed on how they arrive in the UK.
The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced sanctions against four senior Chinese officials accused of being behind abuses of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, calling it one of the “worst human rights crises of our time”.
Now young Russian activists are using the social media app Tiktok to create videos in support of free speech and rallying the public against the government and its treatment of Alexei Navalny, the anti-Putin, anti-corruption politician and activist. They hope to bring down Putin and are risking it arrest to challenge his regime.
Denmark was the first country to sign the UN Refugee Convention in 1951, but it has now become the first European nation to tell Syrian refugees that they must return home. The Scandinavian country has declared Damascus and its surrounding areas safe, stripping nearly 100 Syrian refugees of their residencies and putting hundreds more in…
Millions have received the Oxford AstraZeneca jab. But despite successful trials and data showing high levels of effectiveness here in the UK, the vaccine has been dogged by public scepticism in Europe.
A damning report today by prison and borders inspectors has concluded the cramped conditions meant that a large-scale outbreak of Covid was virtually inevitable.
Among the proposals under discussion are slashing funds for Syria by 67%, and giving 60% less to Somalia and Congo.
Two former army barracks, Napier and Penally, have been under scrutiny since they opened to asylum seekers last year.