Tánaiste says Ireland will assist in effort to find attackers

Ireland has joined the international condemnation of the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney called the attack "cowardly" and "reckless".

In a statement, he said it represents "a disturbing violation of international law".

The Tánaiste says Ireland will support the UK investigation "so that the perpetrators can be held accountable".

Today, British police revealed that 38 people were seen by medics, including Sergei and Yulia Skripal and the first police officer to respond.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has effectively blamed Russia for the attack on the former spy and his daughter.

Russia has denied it was behind it, but insists it will cooperate with the investigation.

The Russian embassy in London says it won't respond to Theresa May's demands for an explanation over the Salisbury spy poisoning.