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.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today warned Russia of the “severe costs” if it attempted to invade neighbouring Ukraine.
France has called for a new post-Brexit agreement between Britain and the EU to deal with illegal immigration.
The French government disinvited Home Secretary Priti Patel from a planned meeting aimed at tackling the issue of people smuggling.
Twenty-seven people lost their lives making the perilous journey across the Channel yesterday.
It is the worst known loss of life from the small boats coming across the Channel carrying people who mainly arrive to claim asylum.
Poland’s defence minister today warned that the migrant crisis on their border with Belarus could continue for months.
Polish riot police have fired water cannons and tear gas at people trying to break through into EU territory, after dozens of people were seen throwing rocks and rushing at a fence near the Kuznica border crossing.
The European Union has announced there will be further sanctions on Belarus for the migration crisis it has created on its borders with the Eastern edge of the bloc.
Up to 50 migrants have been arrested in Poland as they tried to cross the border from Belarus, according to police, who said they feared that much larger crowds of people were preparing to break through.
The government says it’s deployed a “small team of UK armed forces personnel” to Poland’s border with Belarus, to assist in an unfolding humanitarian and political crisis there.
The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has today threatened that he could cut off Europe’s gas supplies if Poland does not reopen its border with his country.
The European Union has accused the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko of a “gangster-style” approach towards migrants trying to cross the Polish border and trying to force them to make an illegal entry into the EU.
Hundreds of people have tried to storm the border from Belarus into Poland, using branches and cutting through razor wire in an effort to climb over fences.
At least 25 people have been killed and dozens of others were injured after an attack at the entrance to a military hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul.
An eighth person has died attempting to cross into Poland in what has become the new frontline for desperate migrants trying to make it illegally into Europe.