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.

  • 16 Jan 2018

    President Trump’s former chief of staff Steve Bannon has been ordered by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury, according to the New York Times, as part of the investigation into whether there was any collusion between the Trump election team and Russia. It would be the first time someone from Mr Trump’s inner…

  • 12 Jan 2018

    “Hate-filled, vile and racist” – that’s how President Trump’s comments on immigration have been described by a leading Democratic Senator who heard him refer to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shitholes”. It’s not just Democrats either. House Speaker Paul Ryan described the remarks as “very unfortunate, unhelpful.” From President Trump himself, there has…

  • 11 Jan 2018

    If you believe the headlines that followed the publication of the White House exposé Fire and Fury last week then Donald Trump is incompetent with the attention span of a toddler. But what do the people who voted for him make of his first year in office? We’ve been to a Trump heartland in West…

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Bipartisan, flexible and willing to compromise: Donald Trump? Really? He now seems happy to negotiate the thorny issue of immigration with Democrats and Republicans alike. It’s a far cry from his hardline election pledge. So after the very public break-up with the man behind that hardline direction, Steve Bannon, is President Trump moving towards the…

  • 8 Jan 2018

    President Trump’s former right-hand man has backed away from damning remarks in a new book which sharply criticised the President and his oldest son. But Steve Bannon’s lengthy mea culpa hasn’t stopped Trump allies calling him “vindictive” and “out of touch with reality”.

  • 5 Jan 2018

    Just a handful of excerpts from Fire and Fury enraged the US President so much he threatened legal action. Now Michael Wolff’s entire book is out, published four days early, and it’s just as damning of Trump’s White House as the administration must have feared. The author claims Trump’s entire staff think he is “like…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    First, Donald Trump’s lawyers have demanded that a book painting a deeply unflattering portrait of the president and his administration be stopped. Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” isn’t due out until next week, but excerpts in the press have already provoked unbridled rage in the Oval Office. Paraic O’Brien reports from Washington.

  • 3 Jan 2018

    The rocky relationship between President Donald Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon has soured considerably in the past hour, with an extraordinary statement, direct from the White House, criticising Bannon as having “lost his mind”.

  • 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…