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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Love Island fans adore Matthew’s Belfast accent but Irish comments divide opinion

Belfast Telegraph 27 Jul 2021
Belfast man Matthew MacNabb has set temperatures soaring in the Love Island villa after sending the girls into a frenzy after declaring that he was Irish ... Belfast’s Matthew MacNabb makes his first appearance in the Love Island villa ... A fellow Love Island fan also had praise for his home nation, posting ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Love Island fans in love with Matthew’s Belfast accent but Irish comments divide opinion

Belfast Telegraph 27 Jul 2021
Belfast man Matthew MacNabb has set temperatures soaring in the Love Island villa after sending the girls into a frenzy after declaring that he was Irish ... Belfast’s Matthew MacNabb makes his first appearance in the Love Island villa ... A fellow Love Island fan also had praise for his home nation, posting ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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FirstGroup boss quitting amid investor anger over sale of US businesses

Belfast Telegraph 27 Jul 2021
The boss of bus and rail firm FirstGroup is quitting after less than three years in the post amid investor anger over the sale of two US businesses ...Matthew has made a significant contribution to FirstGroup since joining in 2015, initially as chief financial officer and then stepping forward to take up the post of chief executive in 2018.”....
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Belfast Love Island contestant Matthew sets temperatures soaring in villa

Belfast Telegraph 26 Jul 2021
Belfast man Matthew MacNabb has set temperatures soaring in the Love Island villa after sending the girls into a frenzy after declaring that he was Irish ... Belfast’s Matthew MacNabb makes his first appearance in the Love Island villa ... A fellow Love Island fan also had praise for his home nation, posting ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Extra ICU beds planned for Belfast amid Covid-19 surge

Belfast Telegraph 26 Jul 2021
Extra ICU beds are being made available in Belfast as hospitals struggle to cope with a surge in Covid-19 admissions ... Chief Nursing Officer Charlotte McArdle at the SSE Arena vaccination centre in Belfast (Brian Lawless/PA) ... Referencing a social media post by the Belfast Trust, Health Minister Robin Swann tweeted ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Covid-19: Appeal for off-duty staff to help in under-pressure Belfast hospitals

The Irish Times 26 Jul 2021
The Belfast and South Eastern trusts issued the callouts on Sunday. The Belfast Trust said there was “extreme pressure” in the Royal Victoria and Mater hospitals due to emergency admissions and the increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients ... Referencing a social media post by the Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann tweeted ... ....
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Belfast and South Eastern trusts send out appeal to workers as hospitals deal with increasing Covid-19 cases

Belfast Telegraph 25 Jul 2021
📢 ATTENTION ALL OFF-DUTY STAFF! Our teams are under extreme pressure today in the Royal Victoria Hospital and Mater...Posted by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust on Sunday, July 25, 2021 ... "Due to these pressures, there will be a downturn in elective care in the Belfast Trust from Monday ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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South Africa seal 3-0 win over Ireland in T20I series between Reba Hendricks

Swords Today 25 Jul 2021
The pair took the first wicket of 127 points in Belfast, preparing the tourists for a 49-point victory ... Proteas posted 189-2 in 20 overs at Belfast, while David Miller scored 36 not out ... Entrepreneur ... .......
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Health trusts appeal for off-duty staff to help in under-pressure hospitals

Belfast Telegraph 25 Jul 2021
The Belfast and South Eastern trusts issued the callouts on Sunday. The Belfast Trust said there was “extreme pressure” in the Royal Victoria and Mater hospitals due to emergency admissions and the increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients ... Referencing a social media post by the Belfast Trust, Health Minister Robin Swann tweeted....
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Police arrest man over alleged death threats to loyalist Jamie Bryson

Belfast Telegraph 23 Jul 2021
Police in north Belfast arrested a 29-year-old man on ... Posting on Twitter after the arrest was made, Mr Bryson said he welcomed the “proactive action” by the PSNI ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Journalists and Twitter unable to reach deal over allegedly defamatory accounts

Belfast Telegraph 23 Jul 2021
Allison Morris who is Crime Correspondent for the Belfast Telegraph and Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner claim the Twitter accounts in question have posted defamatory statements about them ... Mr Harris, has admitted to being the author of that account but denies the allegations that the posts are defamatory ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Swimmer dies after being pulled from sea

Belfast Telegraph 23 Jul 2021
A tweet from Howth Coast Guard said ... Enter email address. “His body has been removed to Dublin City Mortuary for post mortem ... 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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Lawyers for two journalists unable to agree wording with Twitter for disclosure order on account owners

Irish Independent 23 Jul 2021
Reporters Allison Morris of the Belfast Telegraph and Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner claim the Twitter accounts in question have posted defamatory statements about them ... Mr Harris, represented by Hugh McDowell Bl, has admitted to being the author of that account but denies the allegations that the posts are defamatory....
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