There should be no preconditions to talks - McGuinness
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has said there should be no preconditions or pre-determined outcomes to all-party talks.
Mr McGuinness said;
"As we face into a new talks process there can be no preconditions or pre-determined outcomes.
"Most importantly there should be no delays in commencing these discussions.
"We are approaching these talks in a constructive mood to find a resolution to the current challenges and that should be the aim of all parties.
"If however, a resolution cannot be found, then the next logical step is an election.
"If that is the case Sinn Féin welcomes the opportunity to take our message of challenging Tory austerity to the electorate."