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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Woman sparks outrage after claiming she refused to pay £40 to nail salon because SHE ...

The Daily Mail 25 Feb 2024
Amie Scott, posting under her Plastic Amie account on TikTok, said she ran out of the nail salon without paying the £40 fee ... Last week, Amie also posted a video claiming that she had ended up in Belfast instead of the Caribbean by mistake ... ‘I came because I thought I was coming to Belize, not Belfast.’....

‘Quirky British TV and film can become global hits’ – Slow Horses director

AOL 21 Feb 2024
He also said ... I think that’s really important ... He also told MPs. “One Life was my first film and my first indie film ... It is in terms of an indie film a popular hit, competing with Belfast and (The) Banshees Of Inisherin over the last few years, certainly, post pandemic ... ....

Paul Tanney obituary

The Guardian 19 Feb 2024
Paul was born in Belfast, the son of Brian Tanney, an accountant, and Enda (nee Curran), a teacher ... After graduating, he joined the Irish Times, which subsequently sent him to work as a reporter at its Belfast bureau, where he was on the frontline of covering the growing pains of an emerging post-conflict society....

Stronger in UK: Optimism in N.Ireland as post-Brexit trade deal

Anadolu Agency 14 Feb 2024
With deadlock over post-Brexit trade rules finally resolved between London and Belfast, Northern Ireland's biggest unionist party is confident that the region will grow stronger as part of the UK ... His remarks came after the DUP ended its boycott of Stormont after agreeing to a new deal with the British government on post-Brexit trade rules....

Tánaiste backs calls for NI devolution reform

RTE 14 Feb 2024
The council has not met for more than two years because the DUP boycotted the cross-border institution as part of its protest against post-Brexit trading arrangements ... Important now that with the institutions up we don't lose sight of the threat of collapse that lingers," said North Belfast Assembly member Nuala McAllister in a post on X....

Under-fire comic Paul Currie doubles down after incendiary pro-Palestinian routine saw Jewish...

The Daily Mail 13 Feb 2024
The controversial comedian - who describes himself as a 'professional d***head on social media - has now appeared to double down on his alleged behaviour by posting a pro-Palestine poster to his Instagram story this morning ... A post shared to Paul Currie's Instagram story earlier this morning....

Comedian harasses Israeli man who refuses to cheer Palestinian flag

Cleveland Jewish News 13 Feb 2024
Credit ... X ... Shtoom’ on Saturday, 10 February, which has caused upset and hurt to members of the audience attending and others,” the Soho Theatre posted on X ... Currie, originally from Belfast, posted a video to his Instagram account that same day appearing to be shot from his phone, featuring him chanting “Palestine” during an anti-Israel demonstration ... ....

The tale of the Northern Irish rap group, the Tories – and the sinister censoring ...

The Guardian 12 Feb 2024
The film has been praised for its anarchic, irreverent tone, grappling with issues of identity and the tumultuous social and political landscape of Northern Ireland, post-Good Friday agreement....

Irish and UK leaders are in Belfast to celebrate the end of Northern Ireland’s political deadlock

The Associated Press 05 Feb 2024
and Ireland are in Belfast to meet Northern Ireland’s newly revived government ... new administration at Belfast’s Stormont Castle on Monday....

Irish and UK leaders are in Belfast to celebrate the end of Northern Ireland's political deadlock

San Francisco Chronicle 05 Feb 2024
and Ireland are in Belfast to meet Northern Ireland’s newly revived government ... new administration at Belfast’s Stormont Castle on Monday....


The Daily Mail 05 Feb 2024
Rishi Sunak is facing a showdown with new Northern Ireland First Minister Michelle O'Neill today as he visits Belfast ... The row could mar celebrations after powersharing was finally restored at Stormont at the weekend, following a deal with the unionists on post-Brexit trading rules....