The Editor of the Irish Daily Star Newspaper, Michael O'Kane has resigned from his position.

Mr O'Kane had been temporarily suspended following the publication of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, last September.

In a statement released today, Independent News & Media said that having considered the issues that arose from that publication in tandem with Mr O'Kane, he had decided to resign - effective immediately.

Independent News & Media said that Michael O'Kane acted at all times in a highly professional and appropriate manner and thanked him for his service.