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# Power Struggle

Last year
'We’re united and focused' - Maguire addresses reports of Ronaldo rift
It has been reported that the United skipper has felt undermined by the Portuguese star’s influence.
All time
Dominic Cummings wields more power than most ministers in the British government - so why is he leaving?
A power struggle in Downing Street means that Boris Johnson’s top advisor is now set to leave his job.
Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’
Cummings and Lee Cain are close political allies, having worked together since the Brexit campaign.
'Unfortunately, the game has moved, so there's less need for that kind of technically smart player'
The Irish lineout’s reliance on the Best-Toner axis will come at a cost around the park, says Bernard Jackman.
'Your body is here in Ireland...Your mind is in Venezuela': Living in fear for those back home
The current political crisis has seen lack of food, medical supplies and major inflation directly impact the Latin American country.
Venezuela's top court bars self-declared president Guaidó from leaving country
Leader Nicolas Maduro is seeking to neutralise the American-backed opposition chief.
Paul Pogba v Jose Mourinho: What ‘things’ was the Man United midfielder referring to?
The midfielder made it clear that all is not well at Old Trafford following a concerted campaign by his manager to cast doubt over his performances.
Italy in crisis: 'Mr Scissors' picks his caretaker cabinet as fresh elections loom
Carlo Cottarelli, a former IMF economist, has been asked to form a technocrat government.
Knights of Malta refuse to assist in Vatican investigation over condom scandal
A top official was sacked over revelations that the order’s charity branch distributed tens of thousands of condoms in Myanmar under his watch.
'There's anger there and a lot of questions I'd like answered': Richie Power's injury nightmare
The Kilkenny man on coming to terms with the injury battle that forced his early retirement.
Argentina: Brexit or no Brexit, our claim to the Falkland Islands remains
The South American nation refers to the islands as the Malvinas.
It's now more difficult for Irish journalists to hold those in powerful positions to account
Ireland’s small community of hard-pressed crime journalists are up in arms, writes Tom Clonan.
Reddan refuses to accept Leinster have slipped behind wealthy Top 14 clubs
The 35-year-old says an acceptance of that narrative cannot be afforded.
Invincible no more - Blatter's fall from grace
The 79-year-old is no stranger to scandal but he appears to be fighting a losing battle.
Grumpy dad pens his own harsh list of house rules
Nobody puts daddy in the corner.
Poyet will quit Sunderland if he doesn't get transfer control
The Uruguayan manager is unhappy at the prospect of having director of football Roberto De Fanti in charge of bringing in players.
Tête-à-tête: Premiership's BT deal in breach of regulations, says ERC
The governing body has agreed a new four-year broadcast deal with Sky while contending that Premiership Rugby was not in a position to sell exclusive rights for European cup fixtures.
I'll have to ask my supervisor: Mancini says he's not in charge of transfers
Reports suggest Eastlands chiefs have blocked the Man City boss’s attempts to sign Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie.
Investor buys 5 per cent of Independent News & Media in one single trade
A single trade worth almost €10 million – totaling some 27.7 million shares – went through on the stroke of noon.
Gavin O'Reilly steps down as CEO of INM
Vincent Crowley, current Group Chief Operating Officer, appointed in his place.
Australian prime minister Julia Gillard sees off leadership challenge
A leadership ballot called by her predecessor Kevin Rudd ends with an easy victory for the incumbent prime minister.
S&P boss steps down, weeks after unprecedented US downgrade
Deven Sharma, the president of Standard & Poor’s, will step down within a month after facing criticism for lowering the US’s rating.