Robinson and McGuinness meet Matt Baggott over rioting
Northern Ireland's chief constable has met the first and deputy first ministers to discuss recent violence.
Afterwards Peter Robinson said he was disappointed to see "the baton of hatred pass on to another generation".
Martin McGuinness said he was heartened that far fewer people had responded to a dissident call to disorder than would have five years ago.
Matt Baggott said that he had thanked Mr Robinson and Mr McGuinness for their support for his officers.
The meeting came after a verbal spat between Mr Robinson and the Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay on Tuesday.
Mr Finlay said that he was disappointed that neither Mr Robinson nor Mr McGuinness had made any public statement on the trouble, comments described by the DUP leader as "unhelpful and unacceptable".
However, following the meeting at Stormont Castle, Mr Baggott said that he had never any rift with either Mr Robinson or Mr McGuinness and said that among politicians he sensed a "real desire" to support the police.
When asked about the dispute, Mr Robinson said that he was focused on matters at hand and did not want anything to deflect from dealing with those issues.'Setback'
Mr McGuinness said that the disorder was a setback when set against recent progress on the devolution of policing and justice and proposed legislation on parading.
He added: "There are still people, albeit small elements, who do not accept the sensible way forward. It leads to conflict on the street.
"It leads to the involvement of young people who can have their lives ruined by these sorts of activities."
Mr Robinson said the administration was determined to move society forward but "we are going to see issues occur".
"We are particularly disappointed when we see young people involved and the baton of hatred handed on to another generation."