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.

  • 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…

  • 18 Jun 2018

    Three men in their 20s have been killed by a train on track close to a station in South London. British Transport Police say they’re investigating whether the men were graffiti artists as cans of spray paint were found near their bodies at Loughborough Junction, near Brixton.  

  • 13 Jun 2018

    Italy’s controversial new interior minister has hit back at criticism of his migrants policy by the French government after he refused to allow 629 people on a charity ship to come ashore in Sicily. Matteo Salvini accused France of turning back 10,000 migrants on its border with Italy. The migrant ship Aquarius is now headed…

  • 12 Jun 2018

    Italy has sent two ships to the 629 migrants on board a rescue boat off its shore to transport them to Spain, after Italy’s new populist government refused to take them. The migrants on board the Aquarius include 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women. Since we’ve been on air, the process of…

  • 6 Jun 2018

    As the scandal of how immigration officials targeted the Windrush generation was emerging, this programme revealed the story of one grandfather who had lived in the UK for 50 years. He was threatened with being sent back to Jamaica, despite having lived in the UK since he was eight. Today the new Home Secretary Sajid…