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.
In Belarus, one of the leaders of mass street protests against President Alexander Lukashenko has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, charged with extremism and trying to seize power illegally. Maria Kalesnikava became one of the iconic faces of the opposition movement during the presidential election last year. Britain and the EU have denounced…
Police have clashed with protesters in Montenegro during the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Some of the crowd fired handguns into the air and set fire to barricades to prevent police breaking through.
“The Taliban must understand that if they want engagement with the West, the first priority for us is safe passage for those who want to leave.” The words of the prime minister today.
After the rapid withdrawal from the forever war, now comes the resettlement of the people who fled.
The history books will record that the last American soldier to leave was Major General Chris Donahue.
America says its anti missile system intercepted one of five rockets as they were being fired towards Kabul airport.
The US claims it’s averted another “imminent threat” to Kabul airport
Hundreds of British based Afghans – many of whom escaped Taliban rule more than twenty years ago – joined a rally in central London
The Islamic State affiliate, known as IS-KP, which says it carried out the bombings, is considered the most extreme militant group in Afghanistan.
He was one of the greatest drummers the rock world has known.
It’s estimated 3,500 people were killed in the decades of conflict in Northern Ireland that came to be known as the Troubles. The question of how to give their families justice has been a matter of tension and debate ever since.
They were the fires said to have lit the way for the Protestant King William of Orange in his battle against the Catholics more than three centuries ago.
Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has appealed for calm, amid tensions over loyalist bonfires marking the eve of the Twelfth of July parades.
People trying to cross the Channel to reach UK shores could, in theory at least, be turned back by Border Force officials while they’re still out at sea.
A curfew has been imposed in Eswatini, after days of violent clashes between security forces and pro-democracy protesters, leaving dozens of people dead and injured.