The Sunday Times has confirmed that columnist Kevin Myers will not write again for the Sunday Times Ireland after an article on gender pay gap sparked controversy.
The Sunday Times apologised and said it abhors anti-Semitism after Mr Myers provoked controversy with comments on high-profile women working at the BBC.
Mr Myers noted that two of the best-paid female presenters at the BBC, Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, were Jewish as part of a critical article on the row over its gender pay gap.
"Good for them. Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price, which is the most useful measure there is of inveterate, lost-with-all-hands stupidity," he wrote.
As part of his comments on pay, Mr Myers also argued that men usually work harder, get sick less frequently and seldom get pregnant.
Editor Martin Ivens said the remarks in Sunday's Irish edition of The Sunday Times were unacceptable and should not have been published.
"It has been taken down and we sincerely apologise, both for the remarks and the error of judgement that led to publication," said Mr Ivens.
Frank Fitzgibbon, editor of the Sunday Times Ireland, said the column contained views that have caused considerable distress and upset to a number of people.
"As the editor of the Ireland edition, I take full responsibility for this error of judgement.
"This newspaper abhors anti-Semitism and did not intend to cause offence to Jewish people."
A spokesperson for The Sunday Times said: "Further to our earlier statement we can confirm that Kevin Myers will not write again for The Sunday Times Ireland. A printed apology will appear in next week's paper.
"The Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens has also apologised personally to Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz for these unacceptable comments both to Jewish people and to women in the workplace," added the spokesperson.