The now former First Minister, Arlene Foster has issued a brief response to Martin McGuinness;
I am disappointed that Martin McGuinness has chosen to take the position he has today.
His actions have meant that, at precisely the time we need our Government to be active, we will have no government and no way to resolve the RHI problems.
It is clear that Sinn Fein’s actions are not principled they are political.
Let me make it clear the DUP will always defend unionism and stand up for what is best for Northern Ireland and it appears from the Deputy First Minister’s resignation letter that is what annoys Sinn Fein the most.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs