08/08/2013 06:12 BST | Updated 08/10/2013 06:12 BST

The Sun Drops Page 3 Girls - But Only In Ireland

*EDITORS NOTE - Picture posed by a model*A man reads today's copy of the Sun newspaper.

The Sun has decided to remove Page 3 girls from its newspaper - but only in its Irish editions.

Paul Clarkson, editor of the publication, says "cultural differences" were one of the main reasons to remove the controversial feature.

Clarkson, editor of the Irish Sun, told The Irish Times: “Page 3 is a hugely popular pillar of the Sun in the UK and part of a package of great journalism which engages, entertains and informs in equal measure.

“In the Irish Sun we strive to share the qualities that make the newspaper great in print and digital, but we also strive to cater for our own readers’ needs and reflect the cultural differences in Ireland.”

It comes just weeks after new editor in the UK, David Dinsmore, said the controversial daily feature would not be going anywhere.