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.
Catholic churches say they’ve cancelled Sunday masses until further notice, fearing they could be targeted in future attacks.
Four days after a series of devastating bomb attacks, the Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s is under curfew again tonight, and while police have made progress, saying they’ve identified eight of the nine bombers, they are also in crisis.
Sri Lanka is again under curfew tonight and new emergency powers have begun for the military, amid warnings of more explosives and militants in or around Colombo.
We report from St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo – where scores of worshippers had gathered for Easter Sunday mass when a suicide bomber detonated his device.
Now, around 800 million Euros have been pledged and a global call put out for architects. Just two days after Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was ravaged by fire, thoughts have already turned to the rebuilding effort.
After the fire, the future. Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help repair Notre-Dame, with business tycoons, major companies and some of France’s richest families rallying to help with the mammoth task of restoring this most treasured symbol of French heritage.
For anyone passing through Westminster, it’s clear that the atmosphere has changed in recent weeks. A number of MPs have received death threats over their stances on Brexit. And we’re now wearing these microphones to avoid broadcasting the abuse and offensive language audible from the crowds. It feels as though Brexit has unleashed a new politics…
A senior Conservative minister has warned Theresa May that if Parliament wants to support a ‘softer’ Brexit – she can’t afford to ignore it.
Thousands of Palestinians have joined demonstrations near the Israeli border fence, marking the first anniversary of weekly protests in Gaza. Three people have been killed after violent clashes with Israeli troops – two of them teenagers. Israel said some protestors had begun throwing rocks and explosives towards soldiers positioned nearby. Paraic O’Brien reports – and…
Officials took issue with his claim that he’d become a Christian because it was a peaceful religion. A rejection letter from the Home Office quoted violent passages from the Bible.
The country’s head of counter-terrorism earlier said the incident “appears to be a terrorist attack”.
Are social media firms doing enough to tackle extremism and stop the live-streaming of violence?
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika left his hospital bed in Geneva this afternoon to fly back to Algiers.
Seven deaths in seven days. The number of people dying because of knife crime is only getting worse.