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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Rat poison in breadcrumbs in Belfast 'was cruel attempt to kill pets'

Belfast Telegraph 25 Apr 2019
Dog-walkers have been told to be vigilant after rat poison was left out in south Belfast in what police believe is a deliberate attempt to kill or harm animals ... In a social media post a PSNI South Belfast spokesperson urged anyone with information to contact police ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Graham and Ganiel eyeing local joy in biggest ever Belfast Marathon

Belfast Telegraph 25 Apr 2019
Northern Ireland's top female marathon runners Laura Graham and Gladys Ganiel head the local challenge at the 38th Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon, which will this year be held on a Sunday - May 5 - for the first time ... After her Belfast race last year, Graham suffered a serious leg injury and has just recently made her comeback....
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'Heartbreak' after body of missing David McGoldrick found in Belfast

Belfast Telegraph 25 Apr 2019
Police have confirmed that the body of a missing Belfast man was discovered on Wednesday evening ... west Belfast ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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'Heartbreak' after body of missing Donal McGoldrick found in Belfast

Belfast Telegraph 25 Apr 2019
Police have confirmed that the body of a missing Belfast man was discovered on Wednesday evening ... west Belfast ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Police say 'New IRA' is responsible for murder of journalist in Northern Ireland

Tamil Guardian 25 Apr 2019
(Photo. International Journalism Festival) ... They further stated. ... McKee reported on the troubled history and violence in Northern Ireland as well as her own struggle growing up gay in Belfast. In 2014 she penned a blog post entitled “Letter to My 14-year-old Self” where she discussed these issues and this was later turned into a short film ... ....
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Shameful catalogue of violence by largest dissident republican group

Belfast Telegraph 24 Apr 2019
The group is also linked to the deaths of prison officers David Black, who was shot as he drove to work at Maghaberry prison in 2012, and Adrian Ismay, who died in 2016 after a bomb exploded under his van outside his home in east Belfast....
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UK PM May to attend funeral of slain journalist Lyra McKee

Journal Review 24 Apr 2019
May's office says the prime minister will miss her weekly House of Commons question-and-answer session to attend Wednesday's service in Belfast ... Northern Ireland United Kingdom Western Europe Europe Belfast ... × Post a comment as ... Posting">Post comment ... Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts ... Post a comment ... ....
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New IRA admit responsibility for murder of journalist Lyra McKee

Metro UK 23 Apr 2019
It is strongest in Londonderry, north and west Belfast, Strabane in Co Derry, Lurgan in Co Armagh, and pockets of Tyrone ... in 2016 after a bomb exploded under his van outside his home in east Belfast. Ms McKee’s funeral will be held on Wednesday at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast....
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Prominent Northern Ireland journalist, activist killed

Washington Blade 22 Apr 2019
Forbes Magazine in 2016 named McKee as one of its “30 under 30 in media.” McKee two years earlier wrote “Letter to my 14-year-old self,” a blog post that detailed her struggles growing up as a lesbian in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland....
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Call for strategy to produce more teachers for Irish medium education

Belfast Telegraph 22 Apr 2019
Northern Ireland currently has two post-primary schools which teach Irish, and three post-primary schools with Irish-medium streams ... Mr O Flannagain told the BBC that the number of pupils in Irish-medium post primary education was increasing by 8% a year ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Police release men arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist

Raw Story 22 Apr 2019
The pair, aged 18 and 19, had been arrested under anti-terror laws and taken to Belfast for questioning.... The post Police release men arrested over killing of Northern Ireland journalist appeared first on Raw Story ... ....
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Police: 'New breed' of terrorists in Northern Ireland

Messenger-Inquirer 21 Apr 2019
The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said ... She rose to prominence in 2014 with a moving blog post -- "Letter to my 14 year old self" -- describing the struggle of growing up gay in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland ... "Derry tonight ... ....
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Two arrested in connection with shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland

The Spokesman-Review 21 Apr 2019
The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said ... She rose to prominence in 2014 with a moving blog post – “Letter to my 14 year old self” – describing the struggle of growing up gay in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland ... “Derry tonight ... ....
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