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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Fresh waiting lists blow as neurologist jobs remain unfilled

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2021
Health officials have failed to fill two consultant neurologist posts newly created to help address soaring waiting times for patients with potentially fatal conditions ... However, some patients were waiting almost six years for a first outpatient appointment in neurology in figures revealed by the Belfast Telegraph earlier this year....
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Long queues for Belfast petrol station's Black Friday cut price deal

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2021
There’s been long queues at a Belfast petrol station for its cut price Black Friday deal ... Queues of cars have lined east Belfast’s Grand Parade to get the discount. In an online post on their Facebook page, the firm said the drop in fuel prices is ......
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exclusive DUP Spad Emma Little-Pengelly paid £20k when role ended after Arlene Foster exit

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2021
She was co-opted as MLA for South Belfast, replacing Jimmy Spratt. She later became a Junior Minister in the Executive, holding this post from October 2015 to May 2016 ... A former DUP group leader on Belfast City Council, he replaced Kim Ashton, who had previously quit after a few weeks in the role....
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Five festive food and drink gift options for Christmas

Belfast Telegraph 25 Nov 2021
If you’re looking for somewhere to pick up a decent bottle of plonk for Christmas Day, or a big Bordeaux for that oenophile in your life, Belfast’s Direct Wine Shipments is a good shout ... While Covid-19 played havoc with in-person food and drink events, many are now seeing a surge in demand post-lockdown....
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Co Antrim man who served with great distinction in war dies at 102

Belfast Telegraph 25 Nov 2021
He was posted to the Belfast 8th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun Royal Artillery Regiment, which trained in Cornwall before leaving for France, and was caught up in the evacuation and withdrawal of British forces from the Dunkirk-Cherbourg area ... The 8th Belfast decided to avoid a pitched battle and made a hasty retreat....
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DUP Spad Emma Little-Pengelly was paid £20k when her role ended after Arlene Foster exit

Belfast Telegraph 25 Nov 2021
She was co-opted as MLA for South Belfast, replacing Jimmy Spratt. She later became a Junior Minister in the Executive, holding this post from October 2015 to May 2016 ... A former DUP group leader on Belfast City Council, he replaced Kim Ashton, who had previously quit after a few weeks in the role....
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Brexit: Belfast bucks trend of UK Christmas markets

BBC News 24 Nov 2021
Christmas market stall holders from the European Union have found it easier to operate in Belfast than other parts of the UK because of Brexit rules ... However, the Belfast market appears to be bucking the UK trend because of the special post-Brexit trading arrangements that apply in Northern Ireland but not in Great Britain....
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NI post-primary schools to get more than 200 new pupil places

BBC News 24 Nov 2021
Nine post-primary schools in Belfast, Londonderry and north Down are to get extra places for new pupils for September 2022 ... The number of pupils due to transfer to post-primary in 2022 is 24,264 compared to 21,732 in 2017 ... on post-primary places in some areas in 2022....
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NI schools awarded extra places for 2022 but officials warn it may not meet demand

Belfast Telegraph 24 Nov 2021
Extra places for new pupils have been created at nine post-primary schools in Belfast, Londonderry and north Down for the September 2022 in take ... The Department of Education warned of "significant pressure" on post-primary places in some areas in 2022 - including ......
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‘We have the bullets’ – Chilling message from anti-vax group who are to use Wexford as base for letters campaign

Irish Independent 24 Nov 2021
Many of the followers of this group are Covid deniers and staunchly anti-vax and posts on social media suggest that they have selected Co Wexford as a base for their operations in the Republic, with another “venue secured” in Belfast aimed at targeting MPs....
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exclusive NI healthcare staff pay award set to be announced but doubts amount not enough to prevent strike

Belfast Telegraph 23 Nov 2021
The development comes amid concerns of a nursing workforce crisis as it emerged eight ICU nurses have resigned from posts in the Belfast Trust in the past fortnight ... It has also been claimed other ICU nurses in the Belfast Trust are considering whether they will also quit their jobs....
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Tech firm creates 18 new posts

Belfast Telegraph 23 Nov 2021
Nearly 20 new roles have been created at Belfast firm, Datactics, after it pumped £2.3m into its business. The jobs include AI developer posts, support engineers and sales and management positions ... Datactics, a Queen’s University Belfast ......
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Spot on... Joseph saves three penalties in a single game (and he isn’t even a goalie)

Belfast Telegraph 23 Nov 2021
Moreover, the father-of-five from Belfast will be 55 years old on his next birthday in five weeks ... Mr Healy told the Belfast Telegraph that this one-off appearance between the posts had produced the game of his life....
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