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.

  • 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…

  • 3 Nov 2017

    The Syrian army says it has recaptured the strategic city of Deir al-Zour. The city had been held by the extremist Islamic State group for the last three years and was its last major position in Syria after recently losing control of Raqqa. Iraqi forces say they’ve also seized control of a crucial border crossing…

  • 30 Oct 2017

    The actor Kevin Spacey is facing an outcry from the LGBT community – after he came out in the wake of allegations that he made a sexual approach towards a 14-year-old boy in 1986. The actor made a statement on social media after Anthony Rapp revealed details of the alleged incident – saying it had…

  • 26 Oct 2017

    Police investigating the proscribed terror group ‘National Action’ have charged a man with encouragement to commit murder. Christopher Lythgoe has also been charged with membership of the organisation.

  • 25 Oct 2017

    Kenya could be heading for political chaos tonight after the Opposition leader called for a ‘resistance movement’ to refuse to vote just hours ahead of tomorrow’s re-run of the Presidential election. Earlier, its Supreme Court had said it couldn’t rule on a petition to delay the election process because not enough judges turned up. Human…

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Theresa May tried to thaw relations with EU leaders was to write an open message on social media today to EU citizens in the UK, all 3.2 million of them.