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.
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.
Pontin’s has agreed to change its working practices after a whistleblower revealed it used a list of Irish surnames to stop people from the Traveller community booking holidays.
The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore have described him as a ‘beacon of light and hope to the world’ – as they paid tribute at his funeral service in Bedford.
As the Covid vaccine is steadily rolled out around the world, there’s also a surge in disinformation, conspiracy theories and fake news.
Hospitals across the country are still struggling with huge numbers of Covid patients, putting staff under unimaginable stress.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has spent five months in Berlin recovering from a poisoning attack, has been detained by police after arriving back in Moscow in the last hour. The Kremlin critic risks being arrested but told hoards of reporters on board his flight that he was “an innocent person” and he was…
Hundreds of migrants are currently stranded in freezing weather in Bosnia.
“These tragedies have reminded us that words matter and the power of life and death is in the tongue” – the words of the Senate chaplain as he said prayers in a chamber still reeling in shock. President Trump stands accused of inciting the mob by his continual slew of social media posts promoting false…
Today two men: Eamonn Harrison and Gheorghe Nica were found guilty of multiple counts of manslaughter.
In the desperate scramble to acquire scarce supplies of PPE, ventilators and Covid testing kits during the first wave of the pandemic – the government handed out hundreds of contracts worth billions of pounds.
Thousands of people from North and West Africa are travelling to the Canary Islands by sea on small fishing boats.
The man who killed three people in a knife attack at a park in Reading in June has pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and three of attempted murder.
“The media is the opposition party” – that was Donald Trump just a few days after he was sworn into office in 2016. Last night, when the major networks cut away from the president’s speech as he made claim after claim of a plot to cheat him out of the election, it seemed to confirm…
The Kurdish-Iranian family who died when their boat capsized in the English Channel had been trying to seek a better life in the UK.