Sinn Fein has said its offer of talks with the woman demanding the removal of Stormont special adviser Mary McArdle still stands.
The party has approached Ann Travers, whose sister Mary was killed by an IRA gang 25 years ago.
But mother-of-five Ms Travers has rebuffed the suggestion of a one-to-one meeting with Arts and Culture Minister Caral Ni Chuilin, who appointed Ms McArdle.
The go-between offer was made before it emerged Ms Travers had suffered a recent miscarriage.
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