Today’s headlines: Coercive bully Paul Moody lined up to become a garda sergeant; How shoppers’ habits are changing as inflation hits 14-year high

These are today’s top stories on Independent.ie

Shoppers are cutting back at the peak of supermarket inflation in 14 years

Consumers have cut grocery spending, shopped less and opted for private label items as supermarket inflation hit its highest level since August 2008.

Paul Moody was about to become a garda sergeant – now he’s behind bars

The former Garda who waged a horrific campaign of coercive control against his terminally ill partner had expected to be promoted to sergeant before his crimes were exposed.

Garda ombudsman not interested in prison guard’s terror campaign

The independent Garda watchdog has no interest in the case of a police officer who abused his position in a terror campaign against his cancer-stricken ex-partner.

The Indo Daily: three for a five – the budget and you

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Global slowdown will hit Ireland’s growth, warns Ibec

Fears of a global slowdown are seeping through to Irish business, and business group Ibec is warning that growth will fall sharply next year.

GardaĆ­ launches murder investigation after man died in hospital three weeks ago, attacked

A man who was found seriously injured earlier this month has died in hospital.

Our ancestors also had lactose intolerance but didn’t milk it

A flat white with soy or oat milk has become a common coffee order among millennials, with many citing lactose intolerance for avoiding dairy.

Fewer children going to school at the age of four

Last January, 17 percent — about one in six — of young babies were four years old, compared to 47 percent two decades ago.

Two of Ireland’s most senior retired judges appointed to the bench in the UAE

Former Chief Justice Frank Clarke (70) and former Supreme Court President Peter Kelly (72) were announced yesterday as judges of the Court of Appeals at the Dubai International Financial Center Courts.

Cabinet does not reach agreement on emission targets before summer

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