The Tánaiste, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Michéal Martin has confirmed around 50 Irish citizens have been evacuated from Sudan to date.
However, Minister Martin says it will take a number of days before all 150 Irish people, who want to leave the country, can be assisted to do so.
12 Defence Forces personnel have been sent to the region, some left last night with others due to depart today.
It follows the tenth day of fighting in the country, which has resulted in the death of over 430 lives.
The Tánaiste says they're continuing to keep in contact with citizens in Sundan's capital, Khartoum.
"Up to 50 Irish citizens were evacuated yesterday from Khartoum to Djibouti with the support of France and Spain.
"This is part of a wider coordinated evacuation of European Union citizens. we will continue to maintain contact with our citizens in Khartoum, and we would urge citizens to follow the Embassy of Ireland in Kenya on Twitter.
Irish citizens in Sudan should register on https://t.co/iUeEarHIL2 Updates to contact information should be sent to: email@example.com. Embassy main line +254 2051 353 00; emergency consular support+254 716 353 999 2/2
— Embassy of Ireland (@IrlEmbKenya) April 24, 2023
Independent Senator and retired Irish Army Captain, Tom Clonon, says a medical and communications team will also be part of the operation.
"They would have an advanced paramedic team who would give any medical aid or assistance to any Irish citizen who needs it.
"They would also have a communications team, or a comms team, that would have a very secure and reliable rear link to Djibouti and then back to Ireland just to make sure that we know exactly what's happening at all phases of any such operation".