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.
A sadly more familiar tragedy continues to unfold in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rebels today withdrew from the old city, allowing government forces to move in. But tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped in the remaining rebel-held areas – the rebels now virtually admitting defeat and calling for a five-day ceasefire to…
“Those who refuse to leave nicely will be destroyed”. That was the grim warning today from the Russian Foreign Minister to Syrian rebels and residents remaining in East Aleppo.
To Syria now, where fighting has again intensified around the city of Aleppo. Government forces have attempted to drive deeper into opposition- held areas close to the old city, while rebels have fired mortar shells – killing two Russian nurses working in a battlefield hospital.
If Richmond is a Remain stronghold, Romford, on the other side of the capital, was very much part of the Leave tide in June.
Basildon in Essex is the ultimate political bellwether town, having voted for the winning party at each General Election since it became a constituency in 1974. Earlier this year it set the trend for the country once again, as it voted to leave the EU. The film maker in this report is CJ Clarke. …
He’s a 62 year old French MP whose campaign slogan vowed to slash half a million public sector jobs over the next five years. This is former prime minister Francois Fillon, the man most likely to become the centre right’s presidential candidate, after winning a landslide in this weekend’s primary.
In Aleppo the airstrikes continue – a whole family is killed in the east of the city by a barrel bomb while at least eight children die in government held west Aleppo after a school was hit by rebel shelling.
All hospitals in Eastern Aleppo have been reportedly forced to close after the relentless bombing of the besieged half of the city. This leaves an estimated 300,000 residents without medical care. We have footage from inside the paediatric hospital there.
British Transport Police say six men and one woman were killed in yesterday’s tram crash in south London. The tram derailed as it took a corner at speed. The driver, who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, has been released on bail.
Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud is named by a French official as the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, while two brothers from Molenbeek are at the centre of the police investigation.
Germany has finally publicly acknowledged that one of the cornerstones of EU migration management policy – the Dublin procedure – does not work any more.
As Europe’s leaders argue over the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, Paraic O’Brien travels with a family of Eritreans as it makes its way from Italy to Germany, encountering chaos on the way.
Addicts in Bucharest shoot up as many as 30 times a day. Paraic O’Brien went to meet the death metal drummer who is trying to stem Romania’s drugs and HIV epidemic.
Dorin Cioaba became king of the gypsies when his father died two years ago. Paraic OBrien meets the man who says Roma involved in crime in the UK should be deported.
Amid feverish politicking over immigration in the election, the Asian residents of Alexandra Road, Slough, are having to come to terms with arrivals from eastern Europe, as Paraic O’Brien reports.