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.

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Bipartisan, flexible and willing to compromise: Donald Trump? Really? He now seems happy to negotiate the thorny issue of immigration with Democrats and Republicans alike. It’s a far cry from his hardline election pledge. So after the very public break-up with the man behind that hardline direction, Steve Bannon, is President Trump moving towards the…

  • 8 Jan 2018

    President Trump’s former right-hand man has backed away from damning remarks in a new book which sharply criticised the President and his oldest son. But Steve Bannon’s lengthy mea culpa hasn’t stopped Trump allies calling him “vindictive” and “out of touch with reality”.

  • 5 Jan 2018

    Just a handful of excerpts from Fire and Fury enraged the US President so much he threatened legal action. Now Michael Wolff’s entire book is out, published four days early, and it’s just as damning of Trump’s White House as the administration must have feared. The author claims Trump’s entire staff think he is “like…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    First, Donald Trump’s lawyers have demanded that a book painting a deeply unflattering portrait of the president and his administration be stopped. Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” isn’t due out until next week, but excerpts in the press have already provoked unbridled rage in the Oval Office. Paraic O’Brien reports from Washington.

  • 3 Jan 2018

    The rocky relationship between President Donald Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon has soured considerably in the past hour, with an extraordinary statement, direct from the White House, criticising Bannon as having “lost his mind”.

  • 27 Dec 2017

    In Syria, critically ill patients have been allowed to leave the rebel held area of eastern Ghouta to get medical care. Four hundred thousand people have been under siege for months and many are in desperate need of treatment available just minutes away in the capital Damascus. The deal to get a limited number out…

  • 20 Dec 2017

    Living on the street can be a cold and chaotic life, but most of all a lonely one. Without a support network of family and friends, many choose to own a dog – for security and for companionship. Now a group of vets have started a registered practice to give treatment to street dogs and…

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Several people have been killed and at least 20 others were taken to hospital after a passenger train in the United States derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle, sending a number of carriages plunging on to a major highway. Nine of the injured are in a serious condition. The Amtrak service was on its…

  • 29 Nov 2017

    Downing Street has condemned a series of tweets by President Trump, re-posting anti-Muslim videos which had been put online by a leader of the far-right group Britain First. Mr Trump re-posted three videos from the account of the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen, who’s facing charges, including religiously aggravated harassment. It’s been met by outrage…

  • 27 Nov 2017

    They are under siege. They are under constant bombardment. Now shocking new pictures reveal the agony of life in the Damascus suburb of east Ghouta, under government blockade, where activists say 19 civilians died in a wave of attacks by Syrian forces yesterday. Rebels fired several mortars into a Damascus neighbourhood in response.

  • 24 Nov 2017

    Twenty human rights groups have urged the Greek government to end overcrowding and unsafe conditions for thousands of migrants living in freezing conditions on islands between Greece and Turkey. In the last three months, there’s been an increase in the numbers heading for Europe. But despite this, the Greek government has been shutting down migrant…

  • 20 Nov 2017

    The sinister American cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his acolytes to carry out a series of ritualistic murders in 1969, has died at the age of 83. He was once described as “the most dangerous man alive”, never showing any remorse for their  horrific crimes, including stabbing to death the heavily pregnant actress Sharon Tate, killed along with…

  • 19 Nov 2017

    In recent years the Sunday before a Budget has given the chancellor a day to visit TV studios giving gentle hints about who is about to benefit from his generosity with our money. Instead, Philip Hammond found himself today accused of denying that there are any unemployed people. To be fair to him, he didn’t…

  • 17 Nov 2017

    A funeral has been held in Salerno, Italy, for 26 young Nigerian women who died at sea, but only two of the women have so far been identified. They died when the boats they were travelling in sank off the coast of Libya. Salerno’s prosecutor’s office said that around 100 migrants died when the boats…

  • 10 Nov 2017

    Roy Moore, the controversial Republican candidate for a vacant Alabama Senate seat, has been accused of  historical sexual abuse of a teenage girl. The allegation comes just four weeks before the vote. Mr Moore, who was backed by President Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon for he candidacy, has denied the allegation. His campaign has gone into full attack…