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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We’ve Got A File On You: Matt Berninger The National frontman on going solo, Obama, 'Game Of Thrones,' and "appearing" in an erotic podcast

Stereogum 01 Oct 2020
We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers. acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc ... Jones ... We were in Belfast ... We couldn’t post anything but there’s all these great pictures of us at the top of the Wall, at Castle Black ... ....
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Eastenders star Jacqueline Jossa flies into Belfast for BPerfect range launch

Belfast Telegraph 30 Sep 2020
Former Eastenders star and I'm a Celebrity winner Jacqueline Jossa has flown into Belfast for the launch of a new range of products for the Northern Ireland cosmetics firm BPerfect ... View this post on Instagram. Tomorrow is going to be EPIC!! 🥳🎉🔥 Launching on the @bperfectcosmetics website at 4pm tomorrow my loves! I’m off to BELFAST 🙌🏼....
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Moira Pizzeria worker falsely claimed he had Covid-19 forcing takeaway closure

Belfast Telegraph 29 Sep 2020
Moira Pizzeria, which is located on the main street of the village, said in a post on its Facebook page yesterday that they had been misled by the staff member, who no longer works in the takeaway ... The popular eaterie declined to comment any further when contacted by the Belfast Telegraph....
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More than 30 people queue overnight to secure property in Carlow

The Irish Times 27 Sep 2020
Hot water bottles, tea and strawberry pancakes were among the tools used by prospective house buyers to help them through the overnight cold in Carlow over the weekend ...I’ve lived in Dublin for the last 9 years ... “I’ve worked in Dublin, Belfast, London, Wicklow, before taking up a post with the HSE and coming back home to Carlow,” she says ...  . ....
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DUP's Foster rejects 'weak' leader claim after Sammy Wilson pictured maskless

Belfast Telegraph 25 Sep 2020
Read More. Executive announces £165m financial support package for business, cultural and capital projects ... He told the Belfast Telegraph ... Responding to the episode on social media, South Belfast MP Claire Hanna posted the words "the Tube". North Down MP Stephen Farry posted a photograph on himself wearing a mask while using the Underground ... ....
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DUP's Arlene Foster rejects 'weak' leader claim after Sammy Wilson pictured maskless

Belfast Telegraph 25 Sep 2020
Read More ... He denied witness claims that he did not wear a mask at all ... PA. / ... He told the Belfast Telegraph ... He added, however ... Read More ... Responding to the episode on social media, South Belfast MP Claire Hanna posted the words "the Tube". North Down MP Stephen Farry posted a photograph on himself wearing a mask while using the Underground ... ....
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Laid to rest: Funeral held for Belfast's first non-unionist mayor David Cook

Belfast Telegraph 24 Sep 2020
The funeral of Belfast's first non-unionist Lord Mayor since partition took place on Thursday ... A funeral service was held at Roselawn Crematorium in Belfast on Thursday morning ... Trained as a solicitor, he helped found Alliance in 1970 and was first elected to Belfast City Council in 1973 - a post he held until 1985....
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DUP's Sammy Wilson caught on camera without face mask on public transport

Belfast Telegraph 24 Sep 2020
"No, I wore a mask before getting on the train, while on the train, in the airport and on the plane," he told the Belfast Telegraph ... "Living in London, I would be on the tube a lot," he told the Belfast Telegraph ... Responding to the post on social media, the South Belfast MP Claire Hanna posted "the tube"....
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Foster rejects 'weak' leader claim after Sammy Wilson pictured maskless

Belfast Telegraph 24 Sep 2020
A picture circulated online today showed Mr Wilson reading Private Eye magazine on the London Underground ... He told the Belfast Telegraph ... Responding to the episode on social media, South Belfast MP Claire Hanna posted the words "the Tube". North Down MP Stephen Farry posted a photograph on himself wearing a mask while using the Underground ... ....
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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Announcement on pub curfew put off as new funding measures unveiled

Belfast Telegraph 24 Sep 2020
"There is a strong unity of purpose on the way forward," she said ... Follow today's live updates here....Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Thursday, September 24, 2020 ... Mrs Foster said the level of coronavirus infection has now reduced by 50% in Belfast and Ballymena following the introduction of localised restrictions there ... Read More ... ....
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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Announcement on pub curfew delayed as new funding measures unveiled

Belfast Telegraph 24 Sep 2020
No decision has been announced on whether a curfew on the hospitality industry will be introduced after drink-only pubs were given permission to reopen in Northern Ireland this week ... Follow today's live updates here....Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Thursday, September 24, 2020 ... The average number of daily infections has increased to 150 ... ....
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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Swann warns Covid-19 is 'gaining momentum' and announces new hospital visit restrictions

Belfast Telegraph 23 Sep 2020
Health Minister Robin Swann has said coronavirus is "gaining momentum" in Northern Ireland as he announced new restrictions will soon be put in place for visits to hospitals and other healthcare settings ... Follow today's live updates here....Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 ... Read More ... Read More ... Read More ... ....
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Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2020: Innovation sponsor MCL InsureTech a pioneer in its field

Belfast Telegraph 22 Sep 2020
MCL InsureTech, which has sponsored the Excellence in Innovation category in the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank, is something of a pioneer in the insurance sector ... The Excellence in Innovation category in the 2020 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank was won by MRP....

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