The number of Irish citizens looking to leave Afghanistan has increased to 33 in the last 24 hours.
Work is ongoing to arrange seats on military flights for the 25 adults and eight children.
The Foreign Affairs Minister says he would love "to do more" when it comes to the number of Afghan refugees Ireland accepts.
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Ireland has initially agreed to take 195 people in total who are fleeing the country, but the Irish Refugee Council is calling for the number to be increased to at least 1,000.
Minister Simon Coveney says repatriating citizens is difficult at the moment.