Sinn Féin prepared for Assembly election - Murphy
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Sinn Féin is prepared for an Assembly election on March 2 in order to return equality and respect to the heart of the political institutions.
Mr Murphy said;
"Today we have called time on the arrogance of the DUP and their behaviour in these institutions. We have done so because we can no longer accept how the public and these institutions have been treated with contempt.
"For our part Sinn Féin and Martin McGuinness have stretched ourselves to the very limit to try and keep these institutions working.
"Unfortunately they have been let down by the behaviour of the DUP, the actions of the British government and by the inaction of the Irish government.
"The British secretary of state has now called an election and we are prepared to go to the polls on March 2 to allow the people to have their say.
"The political institutions can only operate on the basis that they have credibility and they have zero credibility at the moment because of the actions of the DUP.
"We need to see institutions that have equality, respect and integrity at their heart."