Northern Ireland elections: what happens next? The assembly must meet within eight days of the election, but it could be up to six months before a new executive is formed
What now for Northern Ireland as Stormont assembly grinds to halt?
The DUP has moved to stall power sharing by refusing to back the election of a new speaker
NI Assembly to meet amid post-election uncertainty
The DUP says it will not nominate ministers until concerns over the NI Protocol are resolved.
DUP will decide on Friday whether to nominate Stormont Speaker – Donaldson
Sinn Fein has called on the DUP to re-enter government this week.
Little Pengelly co-opted to replace Donaldson on Assembly benches
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson signalled earlier this week that he intended to remain as an MP until issues with the NI Protocol are dealt with.
DUP: Sir Jeffrey Donaldson refuses to commit to assembly speaker election
The election of a Speaker is essential for assembly business to go ahead under its new mandate.