Both the Taoiseach and the Tanaiste have said that the Sunday Times have taken the right action in apologising and dropping Kevin Myers following his controversial column on Sunday.
During their visit to Waterford on Monday, the two government leaders were asked their opinion on Mr Myers's column.
"I read the article and it is mysoginistic and anti-Semitic in my view and I think The Sunday Times has taken the appropriate action," Mr Varadkar said.
The Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald said: "I regret that the article was published, I have to say, in the first place but certainly I think that now the right action has been taken and there’s an onus on everyone, including the media obviously, to make sure that articles like that do not appear."
Vanessa Feltz has said she feels "extremely upset" over the Sunday Times column in which controversial journalist Kevin Myers suggested she and fellow BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman earned more because they were Jewish.
Controversial columnist Kevin Myers has been dropped from the 'Sunday Times' and the newspaper forced to apologise for causing "offence to Jewish people" after a piece he wrote was deemed to be anti-Semitic.
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The Sunday Times has been forced to apologise for printing “anti-Semitic” comments in a column which suggested that Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz are among the best paid BBC women because they are Jewish.