Sinn Fein say they will not be drawn on speculation that Martin McGuinness is seriously ill as news of the former MLAs health is a "private matter."
Martin McGuinness, aged 66, resigned as Deputy First Minister in January 2017 and opted not to stand in the March elections due to health concerns.
Northern news outlet, the Irish Times, were widely criticised for publishing an article outlining apparent details about Martin McGuinness's illness.
Tributes were widespread after the Republican leader announced his retirement from politics. His key involvement in the peace process a huge point of praise.
Public interest continues as rumours emerge suggesting he has been in hospital for the last two weeks suffering side-effects caused by treatment for a rare health condition.