Paraic O'Brien , Correspondent

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.

  • 13 Aug 2018

    They had planned to march on Washington DC … white nationalists displaying a show of force, to mark one year since their violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.They had planned to march on Washington DC. White nationalists displaying a show of force, to mark one year since their violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. But just a handful turned up for last night’s ‘Unite The Right’ demonstration – overwhelmed by thousands of counter-protesters.

  • 12 Aug 2018

    The former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman has claimed the Trump administration is “one where everybody lies” – and released a secret tape she recorded of Chief of Staff John Kelly as he fired her from her job inside the Situation Room. Earlier, President Trump described Ms Newman as “lowlife” – after she described…

  • 9 Aug 2018

    The administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia in retaliation for the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in March.

  • 7 Aug 2018

    Rick Gates, a high-ranking former member of Trump’s campaign team, has admitted in federal court that he committed financial crimes with his former boss, Paul Manafort.  

  • 6 Aug 2018

    President Trump is facing an investigation into Russian involvement in the election two years ago by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He’s been talking about it on Twitter – and one tweet in particular seems to be causing more trouble that most.

  • 2 Aug 2018

    In Italy, two months after the formation of a populist coalition government in which they share power with the Five Star Movement, the Lega party have been staging their annual convention.

  • 17 Jul 2018

    He was the lazy-voiced singer/songwriter whose ear-splitting guitar provided the soundtrack to a generation. Kurt Cobain died aged 27 in 1994, but had already come to personify the grunge sound and ethos that stage-dived out of Seattle in the late 1980s. He left behind a toddler daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, who we caught up with…

  • 6 Jul 2018

    More than a hundred police officers are scouring the area around Salisbury and Amesbury, searching for a small container that’s feared to be contaminated with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley are in critical condition in hospital after it’s thought they came into contact with the substance. We have been talking…

  • 5 Jul 2018

    Our correspondent, Paraic O’Brien, is in Amesbury.

  • 4 Jul 2018

    A couple remain in a critical condition in hospital after exposure to an unknown substance. Police in Wiltshire declared a major incident after the pair were found unconscious at their home in Amesbury. Several properties have been cordoned off in the town and a park in nearby Salisbury.

  • 3 Jul 2018

    Elvis was one of the last migrants to make it to Italy – after his arrival the country’s new populist coalition government decided to block any further migrant ships from docking at its ports.

  • 28 Jun 2018

    Donald Trump gets to pick a second Supreme Court judge. What could this mean for women’s abortion rights?

  • 26 Jun 2018

    After five days at sea, a charity rescue ship with 230 migrants on board has been allowed to dock in Malta. It was turned away by the newly-formed Italian government, which has a policy of not allowing charity rescue ships to use its ports. The migration issue is shaking up politics around the continent, not…

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit campaigners have marched through central London on the second anniversary of the vote to take Britain out of the EU – demanding another referendum on any final Brexit deal. But if pro-Brexit government cabinet ministers have their way – there could be no deal at all. And it’s been reported…

  • 19 Jun 2018

    A hardline anti-immigration politician has sparked outrage in Italy. The Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has reiterated his call for the country to carry out a census of its Roma population. The newly appointed minister dismissed accusations of racism – after the plan was compared to laws under Mussolini’s fascist regime. But even his own Five…