£220,000 spent on Strabane dole office, despite staff being relocated

It's been revealed that almost a quarter of a million pounds was spent on the Strabane dole office just months before the announcement that 80% of staff are being relocated to Derry.

Documents released under Freedom of Information also reveal how £400,000 in total has been spent enhancing and maintaining the facility in the past five years.

Earlier this year it was also revealed that £120,000 had been spent on refurbushing Strabane Courthouse, just weeks before it was earmarked for closure.

Local Sinn Fein MLA Michaela Boyle said serious questions need to be answered...

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