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Poll: Does Martin McGuinness's handshake with the Queen matter?

The meeting has been widely hailed as historic. But what do you think?

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AFTER MUCH SPECULATION, Martin McGuinness shook hands with Queen Elizabeth II yesterday – marking a new development for Sinn Féin and the UK monarchy.

The meeting has been widely hailed as historic in the UK, Ireland and internationally, as our gallery of world headlines shows. However, some have dismissed it as insignificant to the peace process.

So what do you think? Does the handshake matter?

Poll Results:

Yes (1029)
No (1003)
I don't know (331)

Read: ‘My goodness, McGuinness!’: How the world saw the historic handshake>

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Michael Freeman

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