Paraic O'Brien is a Foreign Affairs 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.
Ukraine’s long awaited summer offensive – months in the making – isn’t yet materialising as expected.
Russia’s wave of drone attacks against Ukraine continued overnight – killing at least four people across the country and sparking fires in residential buildings in Kyiv.
Fighting and airstrikes have continued inside Sudan despite a week-long ceasefire, although humanitarian missions have managed to deliver some urgently needed aid.
Russia’s defence ministry claims it has defeated a group of insurgents who crossed from Ukraine into the Belgorod region of Russia and launched a series of attacks.
The United States is backing an international plan to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighter jets due to begin in the next few weeks.
The Russian president Vladimir Putin has claimed “a real war has been unleashed again” against his country – at a distinctly scaled back parade through Moscow’s Red Square, marking the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender. Mr Putin used the occasion to justify Russia’s war in Ukraine – flanked by a handful of leaders from former…
At least 3 civilians have been killed and dozens injured after Russia launched another wave of drone and missile attacks across Ukraine during the night.
The Mayday protests in France have been marked by unrest – police clashed with anarchist protestors in Paris and a number of other cities – as unrest broke out during rallies organised by trade unions against President Macron’s unpopular pension reforms.
The UK government says it will end evacuation flights from Sudan by 6pm tomorrow – saying more than 1,500 people had been airlifted out so far – the vast majority of them British nationals and eligible dependents. Amid reports of more fighting and explosions across many parts of the country, the UN has warned that…
The first UK nationals to flee Sudan’s violence touched down at Stansted this afternoon and spoke of their utter relief at being home. But that was tempered with concern at the people left behind.
One RAF plane with British nationals on board has already left Sudan and “many more” will follow, Rishi Sunak has promised, claiming the UK was now able to evacuate people safely in “very significant numbers”. Thousands of Sudanese refugees have been heading for neighbouring Chad and South Sudan and the UN has warned more than…
There’s a Royal Navy frigate nearby and an RAF plane has landed in Port Sudan – as ministers admitted the “job isn’t done” when it comes to rescuing thousands of British passport holders trapped by the fighting.
More than ten thousand people have fled across the Sudanese border into Chad – as fierce fighting continues between government and paramilitary forces battling for control of the country.
Huge blasts and gunfire in Sudan’s capital were heard minutes after a ceasefire was due to start.
The number of military vehicles sold by private dealers in the UK to Ukraine have soared since Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion last year.