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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Summer movie series at Belfast’s Steamboat Landing Park

Bangor Daily News 15 Jun 2021
BELFASTOur Town Belfast is bringing four free family-friendly movies to Steamboat Landing Park this summer ... The effort is being spearheaded by Our Town Belfast, with support from the City of Belfast Parks & Recreation department, Waterfall Arts and Belfast Community Media ... “We’re hopeful this can become an annual Belfast tradition.”....
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New minister vows to work to ensure all children get school place

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jun 2021
Northern Ireland’s new education minister Michelle McIlveen has pledged to do all she can to ensure that every child caught up in a row over the post-primary transfer process gets a place in school. On her first official engagement, the DUP minister visited a Belfast primary school to present an award for excellence in pastoral care....
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Michelle McIlveen: Almost half of NI pupils who had no secondary school to go to now have a place

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jun 2021
Northern Ireland’s new Education Minister has revealed that almost half of the pupils who lost out on their first choice schools have now been offered a post-primary place. Michelle McIlveen told the Belfast Telegraph that 129 of the 280 children who failed to gain admission to their preferred schools “have been identified now with a place”....
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England cancel press conference after Christian Eriksen collapses in Denmark tie

Belfast Telegraph 12 Jun 2021
Marcus Rashford sent a prayer emoji alongside one of a Danish flag on Twitter, while fellow England forward Raheem Sterling posted ... Ben Chilwell posted the same and Declan Rice said he was “praying for @ChrisEriksen8”, with Jadon Sancho also expressing that sentiment. Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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US rapper Polo G charged with assaulting police officer

Belfast Telegraph 12 Jun 2021
Rapper Polo G allegedly assaulted a police officer (Wilfredo Lee/AP) ... / ... His mother Stacia Mac posted a message on Facebook saying she had bonded out Polo G and other people who were arrested. Download the Belfast Telegraph App. Get quick and easy access to the latest Northern Ireland news, sport, business and opinion with the Belfast Telegraph App ... ....
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New NI civil service head Jayne Brady has ‘incredible understanding of economy’

Belfast Telegraph 11 Jun 2021
Energy and commitment,” is how Belfast’s Lord Mayor Kate Nicholl describes Ms Brady, who takes up the top Civil Service post after just over a year as the city’s digital information commissioner ... She stood down from posts in those companies prior to taking up her position with Belfast City Council ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Biden's Brexit intervention shows Irish influence is alive and well

RTE 11 Jun 2021
The US President is not in favour of the British Prime Minister's post-Brexit approach to date ... Dr Amanda Sloat, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council (NSC) was a post-doctoral research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast....
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America may be ‘back’ in Europe, but how much has really changed?

Indian Express 11 Jun 2021
More than even his former boss, Barack Obama, Biden is an Atlanticist, with decades of involvement in European concerns from the Balkans to Belfast. On Thursday, he joined Johnson to unveil a new Atlantic Charter, modeled on the post-World War II blueprint signed by Franklin D....
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NI stargazers left under a cloud as solar eclipse fails to dazzle 

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jun 2021
This year, the sun was set to be 30% eclipsed from a Belfast view ... However, from Belfast, only a view of a crescent sun, rather than Ring of Fire, was predicted — but many struggled to see even that ... Solar eclipse viewed from Belfast ... A slightly more promising view of the partial eclipse in Belfast was posted by writer Leesa Harker....
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New boss has ‘an incredible understanding of Northern Ireland economy’

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jun 2021
Energy and commitment,” is how Belfast’s Lord Mayor Kate Nicholl describes Ms Brady, who takes up the top Civil Service post after just over a year as the city’s digital information commissioner ... She stood down from posts in those companies prior to taking up her position with Belfast City Council ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Andy Crosby’s shock exit is a major blow to Irish FA’s youth set-up

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jun 2021
There is also growing concern that seven months on from Jim Magilton leaving his post as the IFA’s Elite Performance Director for Dundalk, he has not been replaced ... The Belfast Telegraph understands that there is confusion amongst candidates for the Academy role in relation to why the selection process is taking so long....
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Andy Crosby’s shock exit a major blow to Irish FA’s youth set-up while search for new Head of Academy drags on

Belfast Telegraph 10 Jun 2021
There is also growing concern that seven months on from Jim Magilton leaving his post as the IFA’s Elite Performance Director for Dundalk, he has not been replaced ... The Belfast Telegraph understands that there is confusion amongst candidates for the Academy role in relation to why the selection process is taking so long....
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Autistic pupils left 'high and dry' over school places

BBC News 09 Jun 2021
There are two education transition co-ordinator posts in the Education Authority (EA) for the Belfast area, but one has been vacant since March 2020 ... A spokesperson for the EA confirmed that "one of two posts of education transition co-ordinator for the Belfast area has been vacant since March 2020"....

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