Despite Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen suggesting earlier this year that a proposed new DAERA headquarters at Ballykelly might yet become a hub for the wider NI civil service, it looks like her officials are continuing to press ahead with the move.

At the Stormont agriculture committee last week, Louise Warde Hunter from DAERA said that building has now started, with 240 DAERA staff due to move to Ballykelly by January 2018, and a further 80 to move by the end of 2021 (first phase of the project).