Foyle MLA thinks pharmaceutical company had no plans to bring jobs to Derry

An SDLP MLA has said he questions if a pharmaceutical company ever had any intention of investing in Derry.

Global Pharmaceutical Centre of Excellence (GPCE) had been in talks to bring 300 jobs but has now opted for a site in Tralee, County Kerry instead.

The company's chief executive said lower corporation tax in the Republic had been a factor in the decision.

Mark H Durkan has said he fears Derry was used as a bargaining tool to get a better deal in the Irish Republic.......