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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 (...)

Afghans including those who worked for the US, NATO, Europe Union and the United Nations in Afghanistan wait outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport to flee the country. Photograph: EPA

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman has said that Ireland will provide 150 humanitarian visas to refu(...)

People hopeful of evacuation sit on the tarmac at Kabul airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, after a stunningly swift end to the country’s 20-year war. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty

US president Joe Biden last night defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, after a day of confusion and trauma that saw Kabul int(...)

Afghan families wait by the luggage conveyor belt while waiting to leave at the Kabul airport. Photographh:  Wakil Kohsar /AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is “deeply concerned” about the unfolding situation in Afghanistan. Senior US military officials said on Monday(...)

 People protest  against the Taliban takeover of  Afghanistan and the US decision to withdraw militarily from the country, at Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC,  on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fall of Jalalabad on Sunday to the Taliban, surrendered like so many other cities without a fight, was followed by a sustained advance on Kabul. B(...)

A woman holds a dog in her arms as forest fires approach the village of Pefki on Evia island, Greece’s second-largest island. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP via Getty

A report providing irrefutable evidence that global warming is caused by human activity, and showing that its effects are likely to worsen, has led to(...)

Katherine Zappone: the former minister announced on August 4th thatshe would not take the special envoy job after more than a week of political pressure. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Who is Katherine Zappone and why is she in the news? US-born Katherine Zappone is a former Independent TD who served as minister for children in the p(...)

An Afghan National Army commando stands guard on top of a vehicle  in the Enjil district of Herat province on August 1st. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images

Habiba was cooking in her home near an abandoned Nato base in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar when a police officer knocked on her door.(...)

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