LATEST: Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said a "short window of opportunity" exists to restore a powersharing executive in the North.
Time is running out for parties in the North to agree a powersharing deal.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he and British Prime Minister Theresa May are in agreement that there will be no return to direct rule in Northern Ireland.
Talks in the North are said to be entering 'a critical stage', with just two weeks left to agree a deal.
Sinn Féin has said there is an urgent need for a referendum on Irish unity as the British government has "refused to listen" to the majority of people in Northern Ireland over Brexit.
Sinn Féin says it is not planning for a return to direct rule in Northern Ireland.
Sinn Féin have blasted Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire for delivering nothing but "waffle, waffle, waffle" to the Stormont crisis talks.
The Irish and British governments have called on the DUP, Sinn Féin and the other northern parties to start talks immediately on re-establishing the power-sharing executive.
Arlene Foster remains safe as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party despite its disappointing performance in the Northern Ireland Assembly election, MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said.
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Timeline of events leading up to the calling of the Northern Ireland Assembly election and the subsequent campaign.
Stormont's snap election has significantly altered the make-up of Northern Ireland's devolved Assembly, with nationalism making major strides at the expense of unionists.
Nationalists in Northern Ireland have voted to oppose Brexit, Gerry Adams said.
Update - 11.52pm: The Stormont election is set to deliver a significant boost to nationalism at the expense of unionists.
Counting has begun today in the snap election for Northern Ireland's devolved institutions.