Stabane Council to seek clarification on civil service jobs controversy

Strabane District Council is to write a letter to the Norths Agriculture Minister seeking clarification on why 800 civil service jobs went to Ballykelly and not Strabane.

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.

Strabane Sinn Fein Cllr Jay McCauley said the people of the town want an explanation:

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