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Abba Azizi (5), Emaan Rahmam (8) and Armaan Rahman (5) outside the GPO at a protest against the Taliban’s regime in Afghanistan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A protest has been held in Dublin over the policies of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Many Afghan-Irish people gathered outside the GPO in Dublin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney faces a motion of no confidence in Dáil this evening. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1 Any Fianna Fáilers overboard? To say Fianna Fáil TDs are unhappy at having to march through the lobbies in support of Simon Coveney would be an und(...)

Coveneys says  Zappone first reached out in a general sense about helping with the UN last summer. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will tell an Oireachtas committee that he made the decision to offer Katherine Zappone the job of speci(...)

People board a US Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Photograph:  EPA/US Marine Corps

It is fair to assume Irish citizens being repatriated from Kabul this week will not mind which country’s flag is on the tail of the aircraft taking th(...)

Taliban fighters in Kabul. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP Photo

The crisis in Afghanistan is set to top the agenda of the virtual G7 summit on Tuesday with discussion of co-ordinated evacuations, humanitarian assis(...)

 People attempt to get access to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Monday night amid ongoing chaos at the airport as thousands try to flee Taliban rule. Photograph: EPA

The likelihood of the US extending the emergency evacuation from Afghanistan beyond August 31st has receded as the Taliban warned that any delay of th(...)

An Afghan family enter Pakistan through a border crossing point. Photograph: AP Photo

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the Government would like to take more than the 200 Afghan refugees that it has agreed to accept but c(...)

The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan ‘presents Ireland with another opportunity’. Photograph: Mohammad Javadzadeh/AFP

Ireland must accept more refugees, as a priority in the context of current events in Afghanistan, and should speed up the process of doing so, the Cat(...)

Taliban fighters patrol in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA

Two decades ago, the Taliban’s refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden and his fellow al-Qaeda leaders provided the justification for US president George(...)

People hug as evacuees  arrive at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Armando Babani/AFP via Getty Images

The 33 Irish citizens seeking exit from Afghanistan are spread across Kabul and other parts of the country. They are not all waiting for flights at (...)

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