“Sinn Fein will not be in the chamber today.”

As predicted Sinn Féin are operating a [selective] boycott of Assembly debates, begining today with their boycott of the first debate in the Assembly chamber – on the economy. As the Press Association report notes –

The decision came after a meeting between business leaders and Assembly members in Stormont`s Senate Room which Mr Adams and his party attended. The meeting took place behind closed doors.