Sinn Fein have finally taken the plunge of calling it a day and bringing the curtain down on nearly 10 years of devolution.
I will admit, that I thought they would never do it but Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister.
“Over the last ten years I have worked with DUP leaders and reached out to unionists on the basis of equality, respect and reconciliation.
“Over this period the actions of the British government and the DUP have undermined the institutions and eroded public confidence.
“Sinn Féin will not tolerate the arrogance of Arlene Foster and the DUP.
“Sinn Féin wants equality and respect for all.
“That is what this process must be about.
“Today I tendered my resignation.
“Today is the right time to call a halt to the DUP’s arrogance.
“There will be no return to the status quo.”
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs