The PM and Taoiseach are here and talking to the DUP and SF. Maybe they think a deal can be done between the big two. Unfortunately experience suggests that even if McGuinness and Robinson do shake on something the chances of it sticking are slim.
Time is limited and the two premiers should move straight to an all party process. It is the only mechanism which is proven to work in this region and it is the only way of keeping all shades of opinion inside the process.