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.
A court in Australia has convicted Cardinal George Pell, the third most powerful man in the Vatican, of sexually abusing two choirboys in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996.
This morning, a jury of six men and five women sat down to begin hearing inquests for those who died almost half a century ago, when explosions ripped through two pubs in Birmingham.
Senior members of the Catholic clergy from around the world met for a second day today in the Vatican for a historic summit on child abuse. The summit was called by Pope Francis himself and is aimed at dealing with an issue which continues to plague the Church. Paraic O’Brien has spent the day with…
The Pope has put forward 21 proposals to tackle the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church and protect children as he opened a four day summit at the Vatican.
Catholic bishops from all over the world are gathering in Rome ahead of the Vatican’s first meeting to discuss child sexual abuse within the Church.
The Transport Secretary has been facing mounting calls for his resignation after he cancelled a £14 million contract with ferry company Seaborne Freight.
Described as cinema’s original “angry young man”, Albert Finney had a career lasting more than 50 years.
France withdraws its ambassador to Italy over a dispute ‘without precedent since World War Two’.
15 protestors who prevented the takeoff of a plane due to deport people from the UK have been spared jail.
In the last few months hundreds of migrants have put their lives at risk by attempting to cross the Channel in dinghies. The Home Secretary has declared it a “major incident” and the Immigration Minister has vowed to return the migrants to France. Tonight, in a special investigation, we examine how such crossings take place.…
Britain will step up pressure to return migrants to France who’ve tried to cross the Channel illegally, the Immigration Minister has declared, although she wouldn’t give any details on how many people might actually be sent back. Caroline Nokes was in Calais for the official opening of a new UK-France co-ordination centre, designed to help the two countries…
Well at the same time, around 32,000 people have taken part in the so called ‘yellow vest’ protests across France, including central Paris where some scuffles broke out with police. More than 50 people were arrested while armoured vehicles were set up near the Arc de Triomphe to prevent protestors from breaking through. The protests…
An Iranian asylum seeker who made the perilous journey across the English Channel in a small boat just over a fortnight ago has told this programme that the combination of the harsh conditions in France and the poor exchange rate are behind the spike in asylum seekers risking the crossing.
People shouldn’t risk their lives to cross the Channel, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared today, as he defended the Government’s decision to declare a major incident over the number of migrants trying to reach the UK.
People living in the cluster of small migrant camps on the fringes of Calais are taking more and more risks to reach UK shores. This week, 14 migrants were rescued from 2 dinghies in the Channel. In the past two months more than 100 people, mostly Iranians, have attempted the treacherous crossing.