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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'Child abusers may escape justice in this life, but they can't in the next': What I believe with journalist Martin O'Brien

Belfast Telegraph 24 Oct 2020
I am a parishioner of St Brigid's and have lived in Belfast since 1973, when I went to Queen's ... After Queen's, I had a staff post in the Belfast Telegraph for five years before becoming editor of the Irish News from 1982 to 1984 ... That challenge will be all the greater post-pandemic....
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Justice Minister Naomi Long urged to adjudicate on Gerry Kelly's Maze escape tweet

Belfast Telegraph 24 Oct 2020
The storm over a tweet by Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly has landed on the desk of Justice Minister Naomi Long for a decision, it was learned last night. The north Belfast MLA, who is also a member of the Policing Board, came under fire after posting a tweet about the 1983 Maze Prison breakout, in which he took part. He wrote ... Read More ... ....
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Waterford agree to Antrim's offer to play in Dundalk

RTE 23 Oct 2020
Antrim had also offered to move the game to Belfast, before suggesting the Dundalk venue. . In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday night,  Antrim GAA said ... "Waterford last night agreed to Antrim's generous offer to play the Allianz League game in Dundalk," a Twitter post read....
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Derry City ease past Shelbourne in final home game

RTE 23 Oct 2020
City substitute Stephen Mallon somehow missed from point-blank range after a superb cross from Malone as the Belfast man put his effort the wrong side of the post under pressure from a defender on the hour mark ... Former Barnsley ace Hammill crossed towards the near post ......
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Man in £45k chequebook fraud scam avoids prison

Belfast Telegraph 22 Oct 2020
Judge Fowler said Graham, from Glendower Street in Belfast, used a "similar modus operandi" in all six incidents, where chequebooks were posted to bank customers but intercepted before reaching the intended customer ... Investigations revealed that a replacement cheque book had been posted to her on July 13 but was not received....
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Conor Murphy becomes fourth Executive minister forced to self-isolate

Belfast Telegraph 22 Oct 2020
Mr Murphy said he does not currently have any symptoms ... 😔 ... DUP MLA Pam Cameron and UUP East Belfast MLA Andy Allen also posted on social media on Wednesday that they are also self-isolating after receiving alerts via the app ... Sinn Fein MLA for west Belfast Orlaithi Flynn announced on Instagram last week that she was also required to self-isolate. ....
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Business of Stormont will proceed despite four ministers in self-isolation – First Minister

Belfast Telegraph 22 Oct 2020
Arlene Foster said the Executive’s work will proceed ... PA. / ... PA ... DUP MLA Pam Cameron and UUP East Belfast MLA Andy Allen also posted on social media on Wednesday that they are also self-isolating after receiving alerts via the app ... Sinn Fein MLA for West Belfast Orlaithi Flynn announced on Instagram last week that she was also required to self-isolate ... ....
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MLA John Stewart tests positive for coronavirus as six others self-isolate

Belfast Telegraph 22 Oct 2020
One MLA has tested positive for Covid-19 and six more MLAs are self-isolating as cases of coronavirus continue to surge in Northern Ireland ... “Very fast & efficient ... DUP MLA Pam Cameron and UUP East Belfast MLA Andy Allen posted on social media that they are also self-isolating after receiving alerts via the app ... In a Facebook post he wrote ... ....
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Coronavirus: Alliance councillor Eoin Tennyson attacks Jim Corr over comments on mask protest

Belfast Telegraph 20 Oct 2020
Read More. Arrests at Stormont ... A further 75 prohibition notices have been issued to licensed premises, the highest number being in Belfast, where 21 were dished out ... "Tense situation with heavy-handed tactics by the PSNI at what was till that point a peaceful demonstration at Stormont, Belfast.". Mr Tennyson replied to his post and asked ... ....
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PSNI investigating after four women stabbed and two assaulted in Belfast

The Irish Times 14 Oct 2020
PSNI detectives are investigating another incident in which a woman was stabbed by a cyclist during a series of attacks in Belfast on Monday ... On Wednesday afternoon the PSNI posted an image of a man on a bicycle riding in the Donegall Place area of central Belfast....
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Father's focus on Niamh a heart-warming story

Belfast Telegraph 13 Oct 2020
Three simple photographs of a Belfast man and his daughter which he posted on Twitter is one such story. The photos show the pair of them on the same spot in north Belfast on the girl's first day at ......
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Belfast dad's treasured pictures with his daughter go global

Belfast Telegraph 13 Oct 2020
A Belfast father has spoken of his amazement after a trio of heart-warming family pictures took Twitter by storm ... Sinn Fein Junior Minister Declan Kearney and West Belfast MP Paul Maskey called the post "brilliant" while Newington Housing Association said it was delighted a former board member had "started a worldwide trend"....
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March for Maternity: Mothers and fathers to urge health minister to relax rules on Covid

Belfast Telegraph 13 Oct 2020
Hundreds of parents will join a socially distanced rally in Belfast city centre next weekend to demand a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in maternity services ... The rally will start on Sunday at 2pm at Custom House Square in Belfast city centre. Updates will be posted on social media platforms using the hashtag #marchformaternity....
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