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Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

1. Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has insisted he was not influenced by a letter from former justice minister Alan Shatter in his decision not to have a Dáil debate this week.

2. Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for tonight and tomorrow, and the outlook for the rest of the weekend is similarly brutal.

3. A survivor of symphysiotomy has taken a case against the Coombe hospital. It’s the first of its kind to be taken.

4. One of South Africa’s most notorious apartheid murderers, Eugene de Kock — dubbed “Prime Evil” — has been granted parole.

5. A retired garda is likely to have “removed and disturbed human remains” when he damaged a Bronze Age burial mound in County Wicklow, a court has heard.

6. And it’s expected the next ‘Right2Water’ mass anti-water charges protest will take place in March.

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