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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# poison

This year
Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny rapidly losing weight after 'suspected poisoning’
The 46-year-old became ill last Friday when he was let out of a punishment cell and put in a conventional cell.
All time
More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years
The continued use of glyphosate products has been controversial as a result of lawsuits in the United States relating to its cancer-causing risk.
France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.
Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'
Alexei Navalny last month became the latest in a long line of Russian defectors to be poisoned in suspicious circumstances.
Man charged with poisoning homeless people with hot chili pepper resin so he could video their reaction
Food was laced with oleoresin capsicum, which officials described as twice as strong as pepper spray.
UK healthcare professional arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients
The allegations related to the alleged mistreatment and neglect on the stroke unit in November 2018.
Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning
He staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final in July.
Precautions in place to protect mourners at funeral of nerve agent victim
Dawn Sturgess was exposed to Novichok in England.
'Unknown substance' hospitalises two in Salisbury close to where Skripals were poisoned
The incident happened less than 10 miles from where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.
Recovery from poisoning is 'slow and painful' - Yulia Skripal speaks
Yulia was discharged from a local hospital last month.
Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda
A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.
Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'
Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.
Explainer: What we know about Russia's Novichok nerve agents
The agent is an ultra-fine powder, made up of several components that would have been mixed safely by the assassin.
Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious
Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.
Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.
Gardaí want this 'toxic' poison that was stolen in Wicklow given back
400ml of highly poisonous fluid Dolethal was stolen from a house in Enniskerry, near Bray, last Friday evening.
North Korean antics aside, poison has been a hugely popular killing agent through the ages
Poison has been one of an assassin’s favourite methods of dealing death for centuries.
Police probe 'poisoning' at Wimbledon after player ends up in intensive care
Gabriella Taylor was playing in the junior quarter-finals when she took ill.
New York woman who poisoned her husband and tried to frame her daughter dies in prison
Stacey Castor was also convicted of filing a fake will to inherit her second husband’s estate and was suspected of fatally poisoning her first husband in 2000.
33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets
The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.
Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?
Reports of giant super rats may be just a little bit exaggerated.
'No info' for Kennel Club to investigate reports of mass poisoning at Crufts
Reports today suggested that several more dogs are thought to have been poisoned.
Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg
The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland said bulbs have been mistaken as onions in some cases.
"People are devastated": Fears that cats are being deliberately poisoned on Dublin road
The dead cats were found in the Richmond Road area of Dublin, where residents had been caring for them.
Someone tried to kill these Peregrine Falcons by feeding them poisoned pigeons
It is believed that someone made a deliberate attempt to kill the birds – the public is being asked to help protect the peregrines.
Head of playschool given death penalty for killing children with poisoned yoghurt
The head of the playschool in northern China poisoned the two children in a revenge attack on a rival school.
Nurse charged with murdering patients by poisoning them in Manchester hospital
The male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients.
French experts rule out Arafat poisoning
His widow Souha said she was “shattered” by the contradictory findings by French and Swiss scientists.
Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world?
Perhaps you should take a wide berth next time you see one dangling above your bed.
20 children dead from school meal in India
Officials in Bihar – one of India’s poorest states – introduced a free midday meal scheme as a way to increase school attendance.
Suspicious letters sent to Obama at the White House
It is said to be ‘similar’ to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently.
New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters
The letters contained “anonymous threats” and when tested locally, preliminarily indicated the presence of ricin, police said.
Charges dropped against Elvis impersonator in US ricin letters
The home of another Mississippi man is now been investigated.
Here's what the poison sent to Barack Obama can do
The toxin ricin is feared – with good reason.
Suspect arrested after 'ricin' poison letter sent to Obama
The man was arrested at his home in Mississippi after an investigation.
Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator
The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.
White-tailed eagles found poisoned in Co Cork
Two eagles were found poisoned near Glengariff; one of them dead. It’s the twelfth white-tailed eagle to be poisoned since 2007.
Arafat exhumation hopes to quell poison quandary
“If there was a crime, it must be solved” – Suha Arafat
Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed next month
The push to re-examine circumstances surrounding Arafat’s death came after a Swiss lab recently discovered traces of a deadly radioactive isotope on clothes said to be his.