Strabane Council will not be seeking explanation on why 800 jobs bypassed town

Strabane District Council have rejected a motion asking for a letter to be sent to the Norths Agriculture Minister asking for an explanation why Ballykelly was chosen over Strabane for the relocation of 800 civil service jobs.

It was announced in September this year that the Department of Agriculture in the North would be moving from Belfast to Ballykelly.

Yet it was revealed last week that Strabane actually topped a table of suitable locations for the jobs.

The SDLP put forward last nights motion, but it was strongly rejected by the majority of the Council.

Cllr Patsy Kelly, has hit out at his fellow colleagues on the Council......