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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Belfast Grand Central Hotel’s three key people and their quest to provide pure luxury in the city centre

Belfast Telegraph 13 Aug 2022
We’ve gone behind the scenes at Belfast’s Grand Central Hotel to find out... “It is also wonderful for Belfast post-pandemic as it clearly demonstrates that we not only have the people but also have the facilities to compete on a global stage.” ... “Belfast is a wonderful vibrant city offering our guests variety and choice....

DUP MP calls on parliamentary standards commissoner to investigate Sinn Fein social media post

ITV 12 Aug 2022
... media post by a Sinn Fein MP ... Mr Molloy posted a tweet about the hunger striker on the anniversary of his death....

Loyalist Jolene Bunting being sued by drag queen over storytelling event

Irish Independent 12 Aug 2022
I have been served legal papers, a Drag Queen is suing me for £5,000.00 in damages for exposing ‘Drag Queen Story Time’.“More info after I’ve meet [sic] with my legal team.”Ms Bunting resigned from the TUV in 2017 after the party ......

Northern Ireland tourism reviews: The weird, wacky and wonderful shared on social media

Belfast Telegraph 11 Aug 2022
While many have shared thousands of social media posts hailing our breathtaking sights, some opinions have taken a slightly ‘wackier’ approach ... I had to delete that post!” Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter ... “I can’t recommend this highly enough, if you do just one thing in Belfast, make sure it’s the big fish.” ... Belfast Castle....

Belfast residents paying triple the amount to bury loved ones in Lisburn cemetery

Belfast Telegraph 11 Aug 2022
Belfast residents paying triple the amount to bury their loved ones in Lisburn’s Blaris Cemetery is “unjustifiable,” a city councillor has argued. Belfast City Council is asking Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council to waive “non-resident fees” to people who had purchased graves in Blaris Cemetery prior to the boundary changes in 2015....

Former councillor Jolene Bunting being sued by drag queen over recent storytelling event

Belfast Telegraph 11 Aug 2022
Former TUV councillor Jolene Bunting has revealed she has been “served legal papers” by a drag queen in relation to a recent event held in Belfast during pride. The self-described loyalist and activist has been involved in a protest group which held a demonstration at a recent Dragtime Stories event held in Belfast’s MAC....

Portaferry singer Ryan McMullan cancelling tour after revealing he has been struggling with his mental health

Belfast Telegraph 10 Aug 2022
In a social media post, McMullan confirmed he will still play his headline Custom House Square gig in Belfast later this month and said his Derry concert at the Millennium Forum in November will also take place....

Brexit stage left: British band tells of farcical barriers encountered on EU tour

The Observer 10 Aug 2022
The next challenge, on arrival in Belfast, was to work out how to get clearance to travel across the border into the EU and on to Dublin. Post-Brexit visa rules a ‘disaster’ for arts, says Edinburgh festival director ... You have to drive around Belfast to find it,” said their manager ......

GAA star debuts solo exhibition following successful art fundraising challenge for mental health charity

Belfast Telegraph 08 Aug 2022
Ruairi Mooney debuted paintings of his native north coast and more at Portstewart Golf Club last weekend over the course of two days ... Read More ... It was obviously a cause that a lot of people felt was important, as did I,” he told the Belfast Telegraph. “From the perspective of my art, it was great to be able to post so much of my ideas and work ... / ... ....

Mums & babies have a blast at Breastival

Belfast Telegraph 06 Aug 2022
This year’s ‘Breastival’ events in Belfast and Londonderry in a bid to help new mothers and their little ones latch on to breastfeeding ... “We had baby yoga and sensory events, the singing mamas in Derry teaching songs and post-natal events in Belfast ... “We started off in The MAC in Belfast and were in the Ulster Museum for a few years....

‘Brilliant move for him’ – 21-year-old on verge of joining Crystal Palace

Caughtoffside 06 Aug 2022
This will be a brilliant move for him,” said Stephen Craigan, a former Northern Ireland international, speaking to the Belfast Telegraph. The postBrilliant move for him’ ......

The body language over Irish has changed – and appointing commissioners is the next step

Belfast Telegraph 06 Aug 2022
It was vehemently opposed by many MLAs in the Assembly at the time it opened even though it was only the second post-primary Irish medium school in the entire north, the other being over 50 miles away in Belfast ... In May a sea of red visibly filled out the streets of Belfast city ......

Global Apparel Trade and Trade Policy Report 2022: Leading Textile and Clothing Exporters and Key Import Markets -

Pharmiweb 05 Aug 2022
... of its kind in the country Online clothing retailer Asos has invested £14 mn (US$19 mn) in a new technology facility in Belfast, UK Teijin Polyester has constructed a facility to convert post-consumer waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles into polyester chips....

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