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 country’s head of counter-terrorism earlier said the incident “appears to be a terrorist attack”.
Are social media firms doing enough to tackle extremism and stop the live-streaming of violence?
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika left his hospital bed in Geneva this afternoon to fly back to Algiers.
Seven deaths in seven days. The number of people dying because of knife crime is only getting worse.
A court in Australia has convicted Cardinal George Pell, the third most powerful man in the Vatican, of sexually abusing two choirboys in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996.
This morning, a jury of six men and five women sat down to begin hearing inquests for those who died almost half a century ago, when explosions ripped through two pubs in Birmingham.
Senior members of the Catholic clergy from around the world met for a second day today in the Vatican for a historic summit on child abuse. The summit was called by Pope Francis himself and is aimed at dealing with an issue which continues to plague the Church. Paraic O’Brien has spent the day with…
The Pope has put forward 21 proposals to tackle the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church and protect children as he opened a four day summit at the Vatican.
Catholic bishops from all over the world are gathering in Rome ahead of the Vatican’s first meeting to discuss child sexual abuse within the Church.
The Transport Secretary has been facing mounting calls for his resignation after he cancelled a £14 million contract with ferry company Seaborne Freight.
Described as cinema’s original “angry young man”, Albert Finney had a career lasting more than 50 years.
France withdraws its ambassador to Italy over a dispute ‘without precedent since World War Two’.
15 protestors who prevented the takeoff of a plane due to deport people from the UK have been spared jail.
In the last few months hundreds of migrants have put their lives at risk by attempting to cross the Channel in dinghies. The Home Secretary has declared it a “major incident” and the Immigration Minister has vowed to return the migrants to France. Tonight, in a special investigation, we examine how such crossings take place.…
Britain will step up pressure to return migrants to France who’ve tried to cross the Channel illegally, the Immigration Minister has declared, although she wouldn’t give any details on how many people might actually be sent back. Caroline Nokes was in Calais for the official opening of a new UK-France co-ordination centre, designed to help the two countries…