The Northern Ireland Secretary has confirmed the current round of talks to restore powersharing will be suspended for Easter.
James Brokenshire is also warning of a snap election, or a return to direct rule, if parties fail to form a government by early May.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs says “some progress” is being made in Northern Ireland.
Charlie Flanagan believes in the past week more of an inclusive and structured process in place.
It’s six weeks since the last Assembly election.