Implementation of previous agreements required to form an Executive - O'Neill
Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill has said a deal to implement previous agreements is required in order to form an Executive.
Michelle O'Neill said:
"I spoke to the leaders of the other main parties and sought their agreement to cancel today's sitting of the Assembly. That was the right decision.
"Sinn Féin is standing firm on our view that in order for progress to be made we need to see a commitment and plan to implement previous agreements.
"An Executive can only operate on the basis of equality, respect and integrity and that must include the honouring of agreements made.
"The DUP and others who have blocked rights and equality provisions need to realise there can be no return to the status quo.
"All of these issues can be resolved but for that to happen a step change is needed from the British government and the DUP."