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.
Russia and Ukraine have agreed two deals that will reopen Black Sea ports used to export millions of tonnes of trapped Ukrainian grain.
The head of MI6 has told an international conference that he believes Russia is about to “run out of steam” in Ukraine.
British aid worker Paul Urey is reported to have died after he was captured by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine and accused of being a mercenary.
The Ukrainians say three Kalibr cruise missiles hit the centre of the city, which is far from the frontline in central Ukraine.
Ukraine has managed to blow up a large Russian ammunition depot in the temporarily occupied Kherson region, causing a huge explosion.
Japan is in deep shock after the assassination of Shinzo Abe – the country’s longest serving prime minister.
Vladimir Putin has declared victory in the Ukrainian region of Luhansk after Moscow took control of Lysychansk, the last city still in Ukrainian hands.
Russia has also threatened to veto a UN resolution that guarantees the entry of international aid to Syria’s rebel-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. That would close down the last UN humanitarian aid route into Syria.
At least 18 people are now known to have died in the Russian missile strike which destroyed a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. Rescue teams have spent all day searching through the burnt out wreckage, for those still missing. Ukraine’s president Zelenskyy called it “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in…
At least 10 people have been confirmed dead, with 50 others injured after a Russian missile strike slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk.
A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan has killed at least 1,000 people and left 1,500 more injured in a hard-to-access region in the east of the country.
President Zelenskyy said Ukraine was engaged in “complex negotiations” to unblock the grain.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a group of entrepreneurs in Moscow, we dissect his message.
Whilst the fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine has seen small territorial gains for Russia, it’s a different story on the southern front.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, hundreds of children have been killed, hundreds more have been injured, and millions have fled.