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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S/F scores, but can’t stop Fillmore in 81-61 loss

Olean Times Herald 04 Feb 2023
FRIENDSHIP — Dillon McFall was certainly, and understandably, pleased with his team’s offensive showing ... The Eagles set their own season-high point total, eclipsing the 76 they posted in a win over Genesee Valley/Belfast earlier in the year. Typically a role post player, soccer star Mitchell Ward piled up 33 points to lead Fillmore ... Totals. 17 9-16 47....
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Police appeal after two men and a woman are ASSAULTED in a brawl at the ...

The Daily Mail 03 Feb 2023
It comes as a video has been posted on social media showing around ten people involved in a punch-up, in which the tweet including the video, says took place at the darts in Belfast - which were taking place at the SSE Arena ... Police have launched an appeal after three spectators were assaulted during the Premier League Darts in Belfast....
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WATCH: Wild Crowd Brawl Erupts at 2023 Cazoo Premier League Darts Tournament in Belfast

Sportslens 03 Feb 2023
Wild Crowd Brawl Erupts at 2023 Cazoo Premier League Darts Tournament in Belfast - originally posted on Sportslens.com. The 2023 Cazoo Premier League Darts tournament kicked off in Belfast’s SSE Arena on Thursday night, bringing together eight of the world’s top dart players from across the globe....
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National hurling league: Wexford v Galway, Cork v Limerick – What time, what TV channel and all you need to know about Saturday’s big games

Irish Independent 03 Feb 2023
Expect plenty of shadow boxing in this year’s league but Cork might be more eager to generate some momentum under new manager Pat Ryan.CorkAntrim v Kilkenny, Corrigan Park, 2.0, C Mooney (Dublin)The official start of the post-Brian Cody era for Kilkenny....
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B-R, Wellsville earn Allegany/Steuben wrestling victories

Olean Times Herald 01 Feb 2023
BOYS VOLLEYBALLBolivar-Richburg 3, Genesee Valley/Belfast 2BOLIVAR — Jaeger Turybury (2 aces, 3 blocks) and Hunter Walp (3 aces, 2 blocks) ... For GV/Belfast (5-10), Canaan Sullivan posted 14 kills, Zach Bourne had five kills and two blocks and Dominic Marra handed out 24 assists....
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Belhar’s Marvin Orie ‘very proud’ to captain Stormers against Ulster

Independent online (SA) 27 Jan 2023
View this post on Instagram. A post shared by DHL Stormers (@dhlstormers) ... Now he has come full circle as he will captain the Stormers in tonight’s United Rugby Championship clash against Ulster in Belfast (9.35pm SA time kickoff) ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by orie ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by orie....
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Explainer: The Northern Ireland Protocol

RTE 27 Jan 2023
There's been a flurry of political engagement in Dublin, London, Belfast and Brussels. The UK government has agreed to build permanent inspection posts - something on which the EU had been insisting ... The protocol was meant to protect the Good Friday Agreement by ensuring no hardening of the border on the island with customs posts and other checks ... ....
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Fundraiser planned for Waldo County musician who lost $300K collection in fire

Bangor Daily News 24 Jan 2023
Now Waldo County’s music community wants to help get the family back on their feet and get the musician back on the stage with a benefit concert in Belfast ... Friends and lovers of Sinclair’s music are now raising funds to support the family through this transition with a benefit concert at Belfast’s American Legion post on Sunday ... in Belfast....
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Hollywood star Jane Seymour spotted enjoying a tune in Belfast’s Duke of York

Belfast Telegraph 23 Jan 2023
Hollywood star Jane Seymour has been spotted enjoying a live performance in Belfast’s The Duke of York. In a post uploaded by musician Eddie Booth on social media, the actress can be sitting with fellow patrons enjoying his performance of Harry Nilsson’s ‘Without You.’....
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Unionist facing loyalist death threat to sue Housing Executive over ‘lack of help’ finding accommodation

Belfast Telegraph 23 Jan 2023
A man under threat of attack by paramilitaries is suing the Housing Executive over its rules for awarding ‘intimidation points’ ... He said ... He added ... He shared tweets with the Belfast Telegraph from a person who posted his image labelling him a “traitorous enemy of Ulster” and urging people not to approach him, but to “contact your local loyalists” ... ....
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Woman scammed deposits off almost 30 people in north coast holiday home con

Belfast Telegraph 21 Jan 2023
Casey Cooper (23), from Montrose Street, east Belfast, was collared by detectives investigating bogus adverts posted on social media about a property to rent in the Portrush area ... It is yet to be revealed how much loss was incurred by the other 24 victims ... ....
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Munster retain Interpro title with bonus point victory over Connacht

RTE 21 Jan 2023
Nic a Bháird swiftly followed up as the Ballincollig native brilliantly broke from halfway, outpacing Ava Ryder and handing off Mairéad Coyne before slipping out of Lily Brady's tackle to scamper in under the posts ... the ball up for the onrushing Ormond to go in under the posts....
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The Newry Reporter has ‘a bright future’ after being bought by News Letter owner

Belfast Telegraph 20 Jan 2023
The Reporter’s long heritage in Newry and the Mournes presents a key opportunity to underpin National World’s growth in its business in Belfast, Derry and other weekly papers, including its Farming Life Saturday publication that enjoys significant circulation in the area.” ... The Belfast man out to change Irish pub culture in America....

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