A Sinn Fein minister has said her party is not interested in last-ditch negotiations with the Democratic Unionists to save the coalition government and avert a snap election in Northern Ireland.
Health minister Michelle O'Neill said the UK Government needs to press ahead and call the poll.
After meeting Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire at Stormont House in Belfast, Ms O'Neill said: "We made very clear to James Brokenshire in terms of what we believe needs to happen and what needs to happen next is an election.
"We are not interested in trying to get into negotiations now - what we need is fundamental change. We believe the public need to have their say."