Donegal South West Deputy Thomas Pringle has withdrawn his support for Presidential candidate David Norris.
In a statement issued late last night, the Independent TD confirmed that having spoken at length with his supporters, he will not now be nominating Senator Norris.
In his statement, Deputy Pringle says that had he been aware of the letter written by Senator Norris to the Israeli court authorities on behalf of his former partner, then he doesn't believe he would have supported him.
Senator Norris first approached Deputy Pringle when he was a member of Donegal County Council.
He contacted him again when Deputy Pringle was successful in the general election and the new TD gave him his support for the Presidential race.
However, having consulted with his team, Deputy Pringle confirmed this morning that is no longer the case............