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.
Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy’s first ever female Prime Minister – and head the most right wing government since the demise of facism in 1945.
Military officials around Russia have begun serving call-up papers on men of fighting age, just hours after President Putin announced what he called a ‘partial mobilisation’ to bolster his forces in Ukraine.
Our Foreign affairs Correspondent Paraic O’Brien has been looking at the build-up to his speech in Russia and the occupied territories where referendums are due to be held.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made a surprise visit to Izyum, a newly retaken city in the north east of Ukraine, which has been left devastated by months of Russian occupation.
In Ukraine, the country’s president says 6,000 square kilometres of territory have now been seized back from Russian occupied forces. Volodymr Zelenskyy has renewed calls for international allies to send fresh weaponry. But amid fears at how Moscow will now respond, the Kremlin has issued a veiled threat to critics of Vladimir Putin’s invasion –…
Ukraine says it has forced Russian troops out of more than 20 towns and villages in the last 24 hours, claiming that Russians have begun fleeing from occupied areas of the Donbas.
Political leaders across Northern Ireland have united to pay tribute to the Queen, recalling her historic handshake with the former IRA leader turned deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness a decade ago – which did so much to advance the cause of reconciliation.
The new King will officially be known as Charles III – and even as he mourns the loss of his mother, he will be stepping into the role for which he has prepared for his whole life.
Vladimir Putin has hit out at Western sanctions on Moscow, describing them as a “fever that poses a threat to the entire world”. Speaking at an economic forum in Vladivostok, Putin said the measures – imposed in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – were an act of economic “aggression” that had left Europeans…
The vice-president of Argentina has narrowly escaped an apparent attempt on her life after a gunman aimed a loaded weapon at her.
UN inspectors say they have seen the key things they needed to see – after spending several hours at the Russian occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine – on a mission to avert a radiation disaster.
Today world leaders rushed to deliver tributes to Mikhail Gorbachev – who has died aged 91 – describing him as a “towering global leader” and an “example to us all”.
Ukraine says its armed forces have launched a series of counter attacks to try to take back control of parts of the country seized by the Russians.
The numbers around migration can be dizzying, the ethics always complicated, and then there’s the politics.
Police in Pakistan have filed terrorism charges against the former Prime Minister Imran Khan – after he gave a speech at the weekend vowing to sue police officers and a female judge, and claiming that a close aide had been tortured after his arrest.