“Sinn Féin over the past 13 months worked to restore the institutions on the basis of respect, integrity and equality for all sections of society.
“When this latest round of talks was announced in January, I said a short, sharp and focused negotiation was required to resolve the outstanding issues of rights and equality available everywhere else in the islands.
“Sinn Féin engaged, we worked in good faith, we stretched ourselves.
“We had reached an accommodation with the leadership of the DUP.
“The DUP failed to close the deal.
“They have now collapsed this process.
“These issues are not going away.
“Sinn Féin are now in contact with both governments and we will set out our considered position tomorrow.
“The DUP should reflect on their position.”