Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said today that all parties should return to talks to deal with the issues of flags, parades and the past.
Speaking after meeting British secretary of state Theresa Villiers, Mr McGuinness said;
"It is important that we all show leadership at this time.
"All parties need to come back to the table to find a way forward on all the remaining issues around parading, flags and dealing with the past.
"In relation to parading, it is our view that the integrity of the Parades' Commission should protected and defended.
"We are passionate about getting a resolution to this issue and to do that we all have to work collectively and all the relevant stakeholders need to be involved.
“This requires political leaders to show the necessary leadership and get back to the table with a view to resolving these issues.”