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# Handshake

Last year
# Handshake
Cobh Ramblers part company with boss Darren Murphy and backroom team
The Cork side currently sit second from bottom in the First Division following a poor run of performances and results.
All time
# Emotions
'We will talk about it' - Klopp plays down Mane's handshake refusal
The Senegalese forward didn’t start in Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Man United last night.
# dominance
Emmanuel Macron: White-knuckle handshake with Trump 'was not innocent'
Macron is eager to show President Trump that he won’t bow down easily.
# Having the craic
'You're even older than me': Prince Charles shares a joke and a handshake with Gerry Adams
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall had a packed schedule today.
# Unthinkable
What happened when Martin McGuinness met the Queen of England
Arms were put down and hands were extended.
# shake it off
Justin Trudeau’s shady look at Trump’s hand has become THE moment of his White House visit
“I dare you to smell it”
# Anger
'Mo Farah told me to f*** off'
The British athlete clinched the victory ahead of Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha.
That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition missing in action?
Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen.
# tea process
Gerry Adams and Prince Charles just shared a historic handshake
The meeting is regarded as being historically significant – as Earl Mountbatten, a great-uncle of Prince Charles, was killed in an IRA bomb in 1979.
# shake it off
Obama denied Enda Kenny's handshake and it will give you extreme secondhand embarrassment
Ground, please. Do us a solid and swallow us up.
# shake it off
Yep, this is definitely the most awkward handshake you'll see today
Ground. Please swallow us up. All of us.
# Fancy Seeing You
The Taoiseach met Maurice McCabe while canvassing in Mullingar
The Taoiseach wished McCabe well before going back to his canvass.
# Elizabeth II
Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor
It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though…
# review 2012
TIME cover boy and Savita: How the world saw Ireland in 2012
Compared to last year this was not Ireland’s best year in the eyes of the international media which focussed on the very different circumstances of two stars of the Celtic Tiger and Ireland’s strict abortion laws…
# conjecture
Opinion: How can football fans be expected to show respect for the opposition when the players rarely do?
The sport needs to look in the mirror, writes Paul Fennessy.
# poison
Alice Cooper on cricket: I love the way you have midfielders stopping the four-pointers
The American rock legend proves that his comedy stint was not reserved solely for Waynes World.
# Fight
VIDEO: The most violent post-match handshake you're ever likely to see
An under-18 rugby league game turned nasty, as one player failed to engage in the fair play ritual.
# Handshake
Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister
Former president Boris Tadic said he was ready to contribute at any time towards solving the Kosovo problem.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government stands up to itself over the Croke Park Agreement; household charge to be used for floods; and new e-voting machines on the way…
# Handshake
McGuinness says Queen handshake can prompt ‘new relationship’ with Britain
…but the Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister says Britain must acknowledge “its role as a combatant” in the North.
# Your Say
Poll: Does Martin McGuinness's handshake with the Queen matter?
The meeting has been widely hailed as historic. But what do you think?
# Handshake
'My goodness, McGuinness!': How the world saw the historic handshake
The handshake went as planned – but how did it go down with those watching? Here are the headlines…
# The handshake
'I'm still a Republican': The body language surrounding the historic handshake
No bowing but plenty of smiles. We analyse the body language of this afternoon’s historic handshake in Belfast.
# Northern Ireland
Queen to meet McGuinness in Belfast – but still no decision on handshake photo
Martin McGuinness will meet the Queen at a charity event in Belfast – but there’s still no confirmation on whether a photographer will capture it.
# Peace Process
No decision on photo of Queen-McGuinness handshake
A spokesperson for the UK government has said that arrangements for the historic meeting have still not been finalised.
# Peace Process
McGuinness meeting with Queen 'a major challenge for Republicans' - Adams
The Sinn Féin president acknowledged the enormity of next week’s planned meeting between Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth next week.
# Controversy
It's official: the pre-match handshake for QPR v Chelsea has been cancelled
Legal complications stemming from the Ferdinand-Terry case have forced Premier League authorities to act.
# Tweet On
Tweet dreams: Irish Olympic athletes free to use Twitter at London 2012
Pat Hickey knows what a London Bus looks like but, by the looks of it, he prefers vintage technology.
# the end
Drawing a line: No action from FA over Old Trafford fracas
Phil Dowd has reported no further disciplinary measures are necessary despite angry exchanges between Manchester United and Liverpool on Saturday.
# Handshakegate
United accept Suarez apology for Evra non-handshake
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologises for refusing to shake Patrice Evra’s hand; Man Utd offer thanks for the apologies.
# Etiquette
Former Belfast mayor calls for end to 'shifty' handshakes
Tom Ekin has asked Northern Ireland’s leaders to reflect on how they shake hands as current practice could be sending out the wrong message.