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# poison - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years
# Weedkiller
# Weedkiller

More than 17,000 litres of weedkiller sprayed onto Irish roads over two years

Sep 14th 2021, 4:33 PM 39,997 Views 53 Comments

The continued use of glyphosate products has been controversial as a result of lawsuits in the United States relating to its cancer-causing risk.

# poison - Thursday 8 October, 2020

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
# Moscow
# Moscow

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Oct 8th 2020, 8:23 AM 11,042 Views 15 Comments

Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.

# poison - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'
# Novichok
# Novichok

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 3:08 PM 26,668 Views 49 Comments

Alexei Navalny last month became the latest in a long line of Russian defectors to be poisoned in suspicious circumstances.

# poison - Friday 12 June, 2020

Man charged with poisoning homeless people with hot chili pepper resin so he could video their reaction
# California
# California

Man charged with poisoning homeless people with hot chili pepper resin so he could video their reaction

Jun 12th 2020, 10:53 PM 44,473 Views 0 Comments

Food was laced with oleoresin capsicum, which officials described as twice as strong as pepper spray.

# poison - Monday 19 November, 2018

UK healthcare professional arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

UK healthcare professional arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients

Nov 19th 2018, 3:25 PM 11,070 Views 1 Comment

The allegations related to the alleged mistreatment and neglect on the stroke unit in November 2018.

# poison - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning
# World Cup Invasion
# World Cup Invasion

Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning

Sep 13th 2018, 3:15 PM 12,576 Views 23 Comments

He staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final in July.

# poison - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Precautions in place to protect mourners at funeral of nerve agent victim
# Dawn Sturgess
# Dawn Sturgess

Precautions in place to protect mourners at funeral of nerve agent victim

Jul 29th 2018, 6:19 PM 19,700 Views 33 Comments

Dawn Sturgess was exposed to Novichok in England.

# poison - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Unknown substance' hospitalises two in Salisbury close to where Skripals were poisoned
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

'Unknown substance' hospitalises two in Salisbury close to where Skripals were poisoned

Jul 4th 2018, 6:34 AM 11,724 Views 43 Comments

The incident happened less than 10 miles from where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.

# poison - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Recovery from poisoning is 'slow and painful' - Yulia Skripal speaks
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Recovery from poisoning is 'slow and painful' - Yulia Skripal speaks

May 23rd 2018, 7:51 PM 18,580 Views 48 Comments

Yulia was discharged from a local hospital last month.

# poison - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda
# Playing With Fire
# Playing With Fire

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda

Apr 5th 2018, 10:57 PM 9,113 Views 99 Comments

A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.

# poison - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:25 PM 29,266 Views 126 Comments

Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.

# poison - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Explainer: What we know about Russia's Novichok nerve agents
# Poison
# Poison

Explainer: What we know about Russia's Novichok nerve agents

Mar 13th 2018, 7:00 PM 13,514 Views 59 Comments

The agent is an ultra-fine powder, made up of several components that would have been mixed safely by the assassin.

# poison - Friday 9 March, 2018

Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious

Mar 9th 2018, 11:45 AM 12,622 Views 72 Comments

Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.

# poison - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
# The Hague
# The Hague

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court

Nov 29th 2017, 8:00 PM 107,085 Views 110 Comments

Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.

# poison - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Gardaí want this 'toxic' poison that was stolen in Wicklow given back
# Warning
# Warning

Gardaí want this 'toxic' poison that was stolen in Wicklow given back

May 2nd 2017, 2:56 PM 23,537 Views 26 Comments

400ml of highly poisonous fluid Dolethal was stolen from a house in Enniskerry, near Bray, last Friday evening.

# poison - Sunday 19 February, 2017

North Korean antics aside, poison has been a hugely popular killing agent through the ages
# Bad Medicine
# Bad Medicine

North Korean antics aside, poison has been a hugely popular killing agent through the ages

Feb 19th 2017, 8:24 AM 13,790 Views 13 Comments

Poison has been one of an assassin’s favourite methods of dealing death for centuries.

# poison - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Police probe 'poisoning' at Wimbledon after player ends up in intensive care
# Tennis
# Tennis

Police probe 'poisoning' at Wimbledon after player ends up in intensive care

Aug 11th 2016, 9:33 AM 36,165 Views 16 Comments

Gabriella Taylor was playing in the junior quarter-finals when she took ill.

# poison - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

New York woman who poisoned her husband and tried to frame her daughter dies in prison
# Antifreeze
# Antifreeze

New York woman who poisoned her husband and tried to frame her daughter dies in prison

Jun 14th 2016, 6:20 AM 37,100 Views 14 Comments

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.

# poison - Sunday 1 May, 2016

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

33 people including 5 children die after eating poisoned sweets

May 1st 2016, 3:35 PM 31,908 Views 34 Comments

The poisoning is thought to have been an accident.

# poison - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?
# Super Rats
# Super Rats

Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?

Nov 25th 2015, 2:49 PM 19,798 Views 46 Comments

Reports of giant super rats may be just a little bit exaggerated.

# poison - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'No info' for Kennel Club to investigate reports of mass poisoning at Crufts
# Jagger
# Jagger

'No info' for Kennel Club to investigate reports of mass poisoning at Crufts

Mar 10th 2015, 2:30 PM 10,243 Views 8 Comments

Reports today suggested that several more dogs are thought to have been poisoned.

# poison - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg
# Poison
# Poison

Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg

Feb 7th 2015, 2:08 PM 17,055 Views 28 Comments

The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland said bulbs have been mistaken as onions in some cases.

# poison - Sunday 13 July, 2014

"People are devastated": Fears that cats are being deliberately poisoned on Dublin road
# Richmond Road
# Richmond Road

"People are devastated": Fears that cats are being deliberately poisoned on Dublin road

Jul 13th 2014, 12:58 PM 33,582 Views 77 Comments

The dead cats were found in the Richmond Road area of Dublin, where residents had been caring for them.

# poison - Friday 13 June, 2014

Someone tried to kill these Peregrine Falcons by feeding them poisoned pigeons
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Someone tried to kill these Peregrine Falcons by feeding them poisoned pigeons

Jun 13th 2014, 6:32 PM 19,349 Views 66 Comments

It is believed that someone made a deliberate attempt to kill the birds – the public is being asked to help protect the peregrines.

# poison - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Head of playschool given death penalty for killing children with poisoned yoghurt
# Revenge
# Revenge

Head of playschool given death penalty for killing children with poisoned yoghurt

Apr 6th 2014, 12:58 PM 24,472 Views 18 Comments

The head of the playschool in northern China poisoned the two children in a revenge attack on a rival school.

# poison - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Nurse charged with murdering patients by poisoning them in Manchester hospital
# Contaminated
# Contaminated

Nurse charged with murdering patients by poisoning them in Manchester hospital

Mar 29th 2014, 8:43 AM 14,224 Views 27 Comments

The male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients.

# poison - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning
# Mystery
# Mystery

French experts rule out Arafat poisoning

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:51 PM 6,823 Views 26 Comments

His widow Souha said she was “shattered” by the contradictory findings by French and Swiss scientists.

# poison - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

# poison - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world?
# True Or False
# True Or False

Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world?

Oct 20th 2013, 10:30 AM 55,712 Views 85 Comments

Perhaps you should take a wide berth next time you see one dangling above your bed.

# poison - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

20 children dead from school meal in India
# India
# India

20 children dead from school meal in India

Jul 17th 2013, 8:11 AM 17,074 Views 33 Comments

Officials in Bihar – one of India’s poorest states – introduced a free midday meal scheme as a way to increase school attendance.

# poison - Friday 31 May, 2013

Suspicious letters sent to Obama at the White House
# Ricin
# Ricin

Suspicious letters sent to Obama at the White House

May 31st 2013, 7:44 AM 6,298 Views 15 Comments

It is said to be ‘similar’ to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently.

# poison - Thursday 30 May, 2013

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters
# You've Got Mail
# You've Got Mail

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters

May 30th 2013, 8:04 AM 4,038 Views 4 Comments

The letters contained “anonymous threats” and when tested locally, preliminarily indicated the presence of ricin, police said.

# poison - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Charges dropped against Elvis impersonator in US ricin letters
# Ricin
# Ricin

Charges dropped against Elvis impersonator in US ricin letters

Apr 24th 2013, 8:45 AM 7,158 Views 25 Comments

The home of another Mississippi man is now been investigated.

# poison - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Here's what the poison sent to Barack Obama can do
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's what the poison sent to Barack Obama can do

Apr 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 18,772 Views 13 Comments

The toxin ricin is feared – with good reason.

# poison - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Suspect arrested after 'ricin' poison letter sent to Obama
# Poison
# Poison

Suspect arrested after 'ricin' poison letter sent to Obama

Apr 18th 2013, 8:36 AM 6,959 Views 10 Comments

The man was arrested at his home in Mississippi after an investigation.

# poison - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator
# America
# America

Deadly poison ricin sent in post to US Senator

Apr 17th 2013, 11:02 AM 6,353 Views 19 Comments

The letter addressed to a Senator from Mississippi was intercepted before it could be delivered to him.

# poison - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

White-tailed eagles found poisoned in Co Cork
# Eagle Deaths
# Eagle Deaths

White-tailed eagles found poisoned in Co Cork

Feb 5th 2013, 7:10 PM 15,481 Views 48 Comments

Two eagles were found poisoned near Glengariff; one of them dead. It’s the twelfth white-tailed eagle to be poisoned since 2007.

# poison - Monday 26 November, 2012

Arafat exhumation hopes to quell poison quandary
# Mystery
# Mystery

Arafat exhumation hopes to quell poison quandary

Nov 26th 2012, 7:49 AM 2,345 Views 5 Comments

“If there was a crime, it must be solved” – Suha Arafat

# poison - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed next month
# Arafat
# Arafat

Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed next month

Oct 31st 2012, 8:18 AM 7,952 Views 13 Comments

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.

# poison - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Jack Russell terrier survives being poisoned and buried alive
# Mon Dieu
# Mon Dieu

Jack Russell terrier survives being poisoned and buried alive

Oct 25th 2012, 10:21 PM 17,212 Views 69 Comments

Ethan the terrier only made it out alive because someone saw the ground move while he was convulsing underneath.

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