Published Wednesday, 05 September 2012
There were strong feelings from most Ministers and Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness were left in no doubt the matter needs resolved.
On the public front, invitations were issued to political and community leaders to meet the First and Deputy First Ministers to discuss the matter.
But the real activity was taking place beneath the radar with private contacts taking place throughout Tuesday.
Peter Robinson was facing a fairly hostile media attack for not appearing in public and condemning the violence
The Irish News front page pointing out he had signed a statement attacking the Parades Commission on the last Saturday in August.
''Where is the first minister?,'' the paper asked.
The Methodist church also issued a highly critical statement attacking Mr Robinson although after a meeting this was withdrawn.
In Enniskillen, Mr Robinson gave his first interview saying the matter could resolved if there was mutual respect.
Martin McGuinness was very critical of the loyal orders and Nelson McCausland for raising the prospect of civil disobedience.
The talking will continue because the political stakes are high.
Rioting does not play well with potential investors.
The Assembly resumes on Monday and a result on the dispute well before the September 29 parade would play well.
It is also a timely reminder that while much political progress has been made, the peace can be very fragile.
It is a real test for our political leaders.