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.

  • 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…

  • 3 Jun 2018

    Theresa May joined the London mayor Sadiq Khan and the head of Scotland Yard to observe a minutes silence in memory of those who died in the London Bridge terror attack a year ago today. At a special service in Southwark Cathedral, next to the spot where three attackers drove a van into pedestrians before…

  • 2 Jun 2018

    The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is definitely on – after the US president said it would take place as planned in Singapore later this month. And to prove it – a senior North Korean official handed Mr Trump an enormous letter after talks at the White House. But the President has been…

  • 1 Jun 2018

    There has been a drastic drop in those crossing to Italian shores, with 13,430 people arriving this year. That’s just 20 per cent of last year’s figure. But for those who continue to make the journey from Libya to Italy, the route remains is treacherous. We have gained exclusive access to a rescue boat off…

  • 28 May 2018

    A man in his eighties died when his vehicle was submerged by flood waters in Walsall – after the Midlands was hit by exceptionally heavy rain. More than a month’s worth of rain deluged parts of Birmingham in a single hour. Dozens of flood alerts remain in force – with forecasters warning of some more…

  • 23 May 2018

    Salisbury poisoning victim Yulia Skripal has issued a video statement. Speaking to Reuters at an undisclosed location, she describes her shock at what happened to her and her father Sergei and asks for their privacy to be respected. Thanking the hospital staff who treated them, she goes on to say she does not “wish to…

  • 22 May 2018

    Voters go to the polls in Ireland on Friday for what will be the country’s sixth referendum on abortion in 35 years. There are perhaps few issues so intensely personal and yet so political too. This time the vote is on whether to repeal the eighth amendment, which enshrined in law the equal right to…

  • 18 May 2018

    Two and a half months after being poisoned, the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was discharged from hospital today. He’s been taken to an undisclosed location for the next stage of his recovery It’s not been announced whether he’ll be joining his daughter, Yulia, who was also exposed to the deadly nerve agent attack in…

  • 16 May 2018

    They’re the small Canadian company credited with helping to take Britain out of the EU. Today Aggregate IQ boss Jeff Silvester appeared before Parliament to answer questions about the firm’s role in the controversial Vote Leave campaign. It comes after this programme broadcast allegations that Vote Leave may have broken election rules when they donated…

  • 11 May 2018

    The Prime Minister has agreed to two experts sitting with Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick for phase two of the investigation into the Grenfell Tower disaster. She had previously rejected calls for additional panel members.

  • 9 May 2018

    Facebook has blocked foreign adverts that target voters in Ireland’s upcoming abortion referendum. The referendum, being held on 25 May, could repeal the Republic’s Eighth Amendment, which currently upholds a near-total ban on abortions. In a statement, Facebook said: “as part of our efforts to help protect the integrity of elections and referendums from undue…