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1. A major tobacco company is reportedly planning legal action against the Government over plans for plain packaging.

2. As new laws are set for publication on guardianship and adoption, the Government wants to outlaw surrogacy for money and sex selection.

3. Sick days cost €490 million a year, with those in the west of the country the most likely to be out sick.

4. Police in London have released a video of a woman grabbing a toddler by the throat and saying “that baby would rather be dead”.

5. A man in his 50s was shot in Wicklow after opening the door to two gunmen.

6. The Irish Times is to start charging for its online content, but there are ways around the paywall.

Main pic: Members of P.E.T.A. protest in Manila against shoppers and tourists celebrating the Chinese Year of the Sheep.

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