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# Poisoning

Last month
September 2023
Botulism outbreak: Irish citizens being treated in French and Spanish hospitals
A Greek woman has died in the outbreak and her Irish partner remains in hospital.
Dr Catherine Conlon: Botulism - where does it come from and what are the risks?
Last year
High temperatures and drought blamed for dozens of cow poisoning deaths in Italy
The Piedmontese cattle on the farm in Sommariva del Bosco, near Turin in northwest Italy, died suddenly due to acute prussic acid poisoning.
Hospital staff member arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of poisoning infant who died
A 27-year-old woman was arrested last Thursday.
Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian officials 'suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning'
The Russian oligarch and two Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms including red eyes and peeling skin on their faces and hands.
All time
Germany launches 'attempted murder' probe over university poisoning
Police say packets of milk and water containers were among the items spiked over the weekend.
Alexei Navalny ‘could die at any moment’, doctor says, as hunger strike continues
Navalny went on hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his physicians see him in prison.
Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days
Navalny was detained on arrival in Russia after recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany.
Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader
It’s widely suggested that Russia was behind Navalny’s poisoning in August.
France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.
US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told
The WikiLeaks founder was also bugged in the toilet at the Ecuador embassy, his extradition hearing has heard.
Alexei Navalny: Russian doctors let Putin critic fly to Berlin for medical treatment
His family and supporters believe he was poisoned.
Russian opposition leader in intensive care after apparent poisoning
Alexei Navalny is in a “serious condition” according to his spokesperson.
Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork
BirdWatch Ireland said that 23 dead buzzards were recovered near Timoleague last December.
US announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal poisoning
Russian spies have been blamed for the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.
Man (42) pleads guilty to attempting to poison his co-worker
The alleged offence occurred at a data management company at Springhill, Carrigtwohill.
'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze
The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.
Man killed wife and daughter with yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide
The professor was accused of hatching the murder plot because he was having an affair with a student.
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.
Recovery from poisoning is 'slow and painful' - Yulia Skripal speaks
Yulia was discharged from a local hospital last month.
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.
Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.
More than 200 witnesses identified in probe into poisoning of Russian ex-spy in UK
One of the police officers who was injured in the attack has said today that he’s “no hero”.
UK vows action over ex-spy poisoning as police confirm 21 people hurt
The probe is now an attempted murder investigation.
Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning
The 59-year-old duped teenagers and woman into believing he worked for the Ministry of Defence.
Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate
Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.
Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother after attempted morgue break-in
Detectives probing the killing want to question a North Korean diplomat.
Surge in number of birds of prey being 'poisoned and persecuted'
A case where four people poisoned a number of birds of prey was found in West Waterford.
A food poisoning expert on the six foods he never eats
Having spent over 20 years working on food poisoning lawsuits, lawyer Bill Marler simply doesn’t eat certain foods any more.
Woman tried to kill husband by spiking his Christmas Day wine with anti-freeze
Jacqueline Patrick tried to kill her husband three times, and even faked a “Do Not Resuscitate” note from him.
'I lost my boy to carbon monoxide poisoning - I don't want another family to go through this'
18 year old Neil McFerran and Aaron Davidson succumbed to fumes while on a trip at a family member’s apartment in 2010.
Blogger jailed for poisoning her five-year-old son to death with salt
Lacey Spears blogged for years about her son’s health problems.
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.
US scientist denies lacing his wife's energy drink with a lethal dose of cyanide
Autumn Klein fell suddenly ill and died three days later.
Advice issued on using registered gas fitters after installer jailed for manslaughter
Two teenagers died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a flat in Castlerock, County Derry in August 2010.
One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland
New figures on drugs-related deaths in Ireland show that the number of people who have died from cocaine misuse has halved in four years.
Indian gangster escapes from custody after 'poisoning his guards'
Vikram Paras, 27, carried out the daring escape as four armed officers were escorting him from the busy Old Delhi Railway Station in the capital early yesterday.
Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?
With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.
India: School principal arrested over mass food poisoning that left 23 dead
The children, aged four to 12, fell ill within minutes of eating the lunch of lentils, potatoes and rice cooked at their primary school in a poverty-stricken village in Bihar state recently.
Russian spy case details may be made public
Litvinenko died in November 2006 after ingesting polonium-210, a rare radioactive isotope that was secretly slipped into his tea at a London hotel.