Crunch talks between the Irish and British governments take place at Stormont later in a bid to resolve the political deadlock.
The discussions will focus on the status of the IRA and it's alleged links to the murder of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast last month.
The father of nine's killing has led to a political storm with the Ulster Unionist Party leaving the Executive and the Democratic Unionist Party ending Executive meetings until the crisis is resolved.
There have also been unionist calls for the suspension of the assembly.
UUP Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy, who's quit the Executive over the claims, says it's now time to make tough decisions................