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Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
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Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,573 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan
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PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan

Aug 27th 2021, 7:47 PM 38,856 Views 56 Comments
  • Earlier this week, an Irish mission of Army Rangers evacuated 26 Irish people from Afghanistan.
  • The Army Ranger Wing is a unit within the Defence Forces.
  • Its roles are divided into conventional warfare roles and specialist anti-terror roles.
Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
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Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,189 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday
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Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 65,156 Views 63 Comments
  • Two British adults and a teenager are among the victims.
  • The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.
  • The attack killed at least 85 people, including 13 US troops.
Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
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Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,573 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul
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Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul

Aug 27th 2021, 9:24 AM 22,829 Views 23 Comments

Another 60 Irish citizens are still in the country, with operations to evacuate civilians now “effectively closed”.

Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'
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Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'

Aug 26th 2021, 11:02 PM 32,811 Views 86 Comments

The US President reaffirmed the 31 August deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
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Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 10:03 PM 123,547 Views 93 Comments
  • Reports of suicide bomber striking in 'complex attack' on perimeter of airport this afternoon.
  • US government confirms a number of casualties following explosion.
  • Government confirms completion of Irish emergency mission to Afghanistan.
The Explainer: What's the future for women in Afghanistan?
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The Explainer: What's the future for women in Afghanistan?

Aug 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 4,282 Views 0 Comments

This week’s guest is Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch.

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
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Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 95,726 Views 147 Comments

At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.

Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport
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Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport

Aug 26th 2021, 7:24 AM 19,405 Views 12 Comments

Nearly 90,000 Afghans and foreigners have fled Afghanistan via the US-led airlift.

1,500 Americans still need evacuating from Afghanistan as Taliban claim looted US equipment
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1,500 Americans still need evacuating from Afghanistan as Taliban claim looted US equipment

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 8:39 PM 60,018 Views 46 Comments

More than 70,000 people have been evacuated, but huge crowds remain outside Kabul airport still hoping to flee.

US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation
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US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation

Aug 25th 2021, 5:40 PM 31,947 Views 13 Comments

The goal of the operation was to push Biden to extend the 31 August evacuation cutoff date.

‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell
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‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell

Aug 25th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,369 Views 11 Comments

Dominic Raab insisted he was working when the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate while he was on holiday in Crete.

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
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Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained

Aug 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 41,551 Views 60 Comments

The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.

Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities
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Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities

Aug 25th 2021, 6:15 AM 11,647 Views 9 Comments

A number of organisations have launched relief appeals as well as campaigns urging the government to resettle refugees.

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders
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US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 10:43 PM 37,578 Views 53 Comments
  • Evacuation efforts by countries, including Ireland, are continuing ahead of the 31 August deadline.
  • United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
  • Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamist group would not agree to an extension.
Simon Coveney warns that not all Irish citizens may be evacuated from Kabul by end of August
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Simon Coveney warns that not all Irish citizens may be evacuated from Kabul by end of August

Aug 24th 2021, 1:38 PM 13,112 Views 44 Comments

A team of Irish diplomats supported by the military has been deployed to Afghanistan to help evacuate any citizens still in the country.

Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens
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Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 8:56 PM 60,050 Views 80 Comments

They are expected to arrive into Kabul on Thursday.

US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
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US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 49,296 Views 24 Comments
  • The US military has overseen the evacuations of about 30,000 people.
  • A guard has been killed at Kabul airport in further exchange of gunfire.
  • Afghans continue to try and flee the country.
First group of evacuated Afghan refugees have arrived in Ireland this evening
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First group of evacuated Afghan refugees have arrived in Ireland this evening

Aug 23rd 2021, 6:05 PM 43,275 Views 40 Comments

A family landed at Dublin Airport following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks
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Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks

Aug 23rd 2021, 2:15 PM 12,700 Views 5 Comments

Pro-resistance accounts on social media had dismissed earlier claims of being pushed back.

Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane
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Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane

Updated Aug 22nd 2021, 5:24 PM 36,249 Views 15 Comments

Terrified Afghan citizens are continuing to flee the country after the Taliban’s return to power.

US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows
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US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows

Updated Aug 22nd 2021, 2:58 PM 64,514 Views 45 Comments

G7 leaders will discuss the crisis in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a virtual summit.

Two more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
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Two more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 22nd 2021, 2:00 PM 13,564 Views 18 Comments

A total of eight Irish citizens have now been evacuated, with 34 remaining in the country.

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
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EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime

Aug 21st 2021, 7:02 PM 24,888 Views 53 Comments

European humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will hinge on the Taliban respecting human rights.

Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter
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Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter

Updated Aug 21st 2021, 2:23 PM 39,553 Views 42 Comments
  • Taliban co-founder Baradar in Kabul today for talks to set up government.
  • The flow of people trying to flee continues to overwhelm the international community.
  • US forces are going beyond the airport to help people seeking evacuation.
Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
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Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021, 6:45 AM 13,403 Views 23 Comments

The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
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Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave

Aug 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 12,776 Views 5 Comments

European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
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Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address

Aug 20th 2021, 8:31 PM 17,288 Views 34 Comments

The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan
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Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,829 Views 30 Comments

Raab has come under increasing pressure to resign after it was revealed he was on holiday as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents
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Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 5:59 PM 34,835 Views 44 Comments
  • US President Joe Biden is set to make a televised address about the evacuation effort.
  • A German civilian was shot on his way to the airport.
  • The Taliban conceded that some of their fighters were breaking into properties.
Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan
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Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 20th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,845 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that a total of six Irish citizens have now left the country.

'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul
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'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul

Aug 20th 2021, 9:32 AM 21,789 Views 17 Comments

The Irish woman flew from Afghanistan to Pakistan yesterday and will return to Ireland in the next few days.

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
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Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,486 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement
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'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement

Aug 20th 2021, 12:02 AM 24,345 Views 93 Comments
  • Ireland has committed to accepting 200 Afghan refugees but the government expects "a lot more" will ultimately be granted protection.
  • Human rights and migrant organisations have called for Ireland to resettle a minimum of 1,000.
  • The community sponsorship model is one way Ireland could be more proactive, Rónán Duffy takes a look at what it is.
Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan
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Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 7:20 PM 73,284 Views 73 Comments

Aoife MacManus, one of the three Irish people who has left Afghanistan, spoke to Nuacht RTÉ this evening.

Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city
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Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 3:55 PM 35,213 Views 77 Comments

The United States said the Taliban were reneging on pledges to allow safe passage to Afghans who worked with the US.

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
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Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,461 Views 111 Comments

Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says no one, especially global leaders, should fall for the Taliban’s charm offensive.

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
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Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 23,320 Views 33 Comments

The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.