Irish Daily Star owners suspend editor 'with immediate effect'

Independent Star, owners of the Irish Daily Star, have released a statement announcing that they are suspending editor Michael O'Kane with immediate effect.

Independent Star Limited has suspended editor Michael O'Kane with immediate effect, pending an investigation into the circumstances that led to the Irish Daily Star re-publishing pages from the French magazine 'Closer', which contained images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Independent Star Limited has no further comment pending conclusion of the joint investigation by the newspaper's shareholders.

– Statement by Independent Star