Efforts are underway to repatriate 15 Irish citizens in Afghanistan
Footage shows chaotic scenes at Kabul airport, where people are climbing structures trying to access flights and even holding onto a US Air Force plan as it takes off.
Ireland has agreed to take a small number of refugees, with the Foreign Affairs Minister saying he hopes the State can be as generous as possible in accepting those fleeing the Taliban.
Minister Simon Coveney says the panic is understandable:
“They believe in an extreme form of Islam that is brutal that is vile repressive that treats women and girls, as if they’re not human beings, a country now is under the control of these people.”