Simon Coveney will brief his cabinet colleagues this morning

The Government will decide this morning whether or not to expel Russian diplomats after the Salisbury spy poisoning.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney was presented with a list of options last night after a review of Russian activity here.

He'll brief his cabinet colleagues on the issue this morning.

21 countries around the world have announced they're expelling over 100 Russian diplomats, with Australia becoming the latest.

But Former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov says it's just a PR exercise; 'Politicians in Western countries are using this conflict with Russia for their own political gains'.