Belfast

Coordinates: 54°35′49″N 5°55′48″W / 54.597°N 5.930°W / 54.597; -5.930

Belfast (/ˈbɛl.fɑːst/ or /ˈbɛl.fæst/; from Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "mouth of the sandbanks") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast, including the city centre, is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. The city's motto is Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus (roughly Latin for "what shall we give in return for so much").

By population before the 2015 council reform, Belfast was the 17th largest city in the United Kingdom and the second largest on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly. At the time of the 2011 census, the city of Belfast had a population of 286,000. With the 2015 council reform it is 333,871 and lies at the heart of the Belfast Urban area, which has a population of 483,418 and the Belfast Metropolitan Area, which had a population of 579,276 at the 2001 census. The larger urban zone, as defined by the European Union, had an estimated total population of 673,000 on 1 January 2012. Belfast was granted city status in 1888.

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'UVF leader' talked to PSNI chief over Avoniel bonfire

Belfast Telegraph 16 Jul 2019
Mr Bryson, who speaks for the East Belfast Cultural Collective (EBCC) that represents a number of bonfire organisers, had already posted a picture of himself with Mr Matthews over the weekend on Twitter following the contentious bonfire outside Avoniel Leisure Centre ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Man and woman are found dead in Derry flat

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jul 2019
The bodies of a man and woman were found in a flat in Londonderry city centre yesterday ... The woman's identity has not been confirmed ... "This is a quiet street ... They said that post-mortem examinations would be carried out in the coming days ... "Post-mortem examinations will be carried out in due course.". Belfast Telegraph. ....
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WATCH: Woman claims she married, then divorced, 300-year-old pirate's ghost

Independent online (SA) 14 Jul 2019
The third time he visited, Teague, of Belfast, said she decided to talk with him ... Winifred McConnell, a registrar in Belfast, told The Post that a wedding on the Atlantic Ocean could not have been registered in Belfast because marriages must be registered in the district where they took place ... The Washington Post....
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Northern Ireland rider killed at Walderstown Road Races

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jul 2019
A Northern Ireland rider has been killed at the Walderstown Road Races in Co Westmeath ... Enquires are ongoing, the Coroner has been notified and post-mortem examination will we arranged ... Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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Does unionism not have something better to offer?

The Irish Times 14 Jul 2019
the PSNI and Belfast City Council were ... “They talk of the loud violence their parents knew as if it is a kind of birthright denied to them.” That’s a quote from Jan Carson’s excellent new novel, “The Fire Starters”, set in post-Troubles East Belfast during the marching season....
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Lisburn man (52) set for court on charges of putting election posters on bonfire

Belfast Telegraph 13 Jul 2019
Sinn Fein MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew posted an image of a large bonfire with an Irish tricolour at the top and several posters of her party colleagues ... SDLP leader Colum Eastwood made light of the situation yesterday, posting an image showing his poster on a bonfire pile in Belfast ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Has Brexit buried power-sharing?

RTE 13 Jul 2019
But in post-Martin Mc Guinness Derry, Sinn Féin with its three most prominent representatives  - Anderson, Mc Callion and Mc Cartney -  is losing ground in what was its heartland ... Two years ago Emma Lyttle Pengelly won the South Belfast seat with 30% of the vote in the first-past-the-post system....
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Healthy profits bring glow to Operation Transformation

The Irish Times 12 Jul 2019
On the success of this year’s show, an RTÉ spokesman said ... Overall the series averaged 446,000 viewers and a share of 32.5 per cent.” Richie Oakley appointed editor of Sunday Business Post Plan to make Belfast leading regional hub for media production Newsflash – media companies are getting more pushy ... Reflecting on 2018, Mr Kampff said ...  . ....
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Bonfires: Council in 'trespass' warning over Avoniel

BBC News 11 Jul 2019
BBC News NI understands the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said in its letter to the council that the violence would be "controlled by the east Belfast UVF" and it "could not rule out a risk from firearms" ... Skip Twitter post by @BBCMarkSimpson. Police on the UVF threat in east Belfast ... End of Twitter post by @BBCMarkSimpson....
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Down college has entrance exam plan rejected

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jul 2019
A school spokesperson said that the move would have offered a grammar school education to pupils from a Catholic background on the Ards peninsula who currently travel to Our Lady and Saint Patrick's College, Knock, in east Belfast which is oversubscribed ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Unionists will not be ‘bribed’ out of UK - Orange Order chief

The Irish Times 10 Jul 2019
A stack of leaflets in the reception of the Museum of Orange Heritage in south Belfast shows a cartoon of golf club wielding Orangemen marching on to a putting green ... Parachute Regiment flags have appeared next to Union Jacks and Ulster Banners on posts around Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland....
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'We are not going to be bribed out of the United Kingdom' - Orange Order chief

The Irish Times 10 Jul 2019
A stack of leaflets in the reception of the Museum of Orange Heritage in south Belfast shows a cartoon of golf club wielding Orangemen marching on to a putting green ... Parachute Regiment flags have appeared next to Union Jacks and Ulster Banners on posts around Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland....

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