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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Storm in a teacup? Chef defends his £70 Mother's Day offering

Belfast Telegraph 24 Feb 2021
A Northern Ireland restaurant owner has defended the cost of a £70 Mother's Day afternoon tea for two following an online backlash ... He told the Belfast Telegraph yesterday the criticism prompted him to remove the post but added that he has plans to post it again on Facebook with images of how it will look ... The Lisburn restauranteur stressed ... ....
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Storm in a teacup? NI bistro owner defends his £70 Mother's Day offering

Belfast Telegraph 24 Feb 2021
A Northern Ireland restaurant owner has defended the cost of a £70 Mother's Day afternoon tea for two following an online backlash ... He told the Belfast Telegraph yesterday the criticism prompted him to remove the post but added that he has plans to post it again on Facebook with images of how it will look ... The Lisburn restauranteur stressed ... ....
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Belfast Royal Academy changes admissions criteria

BBC News 23 Feb 2021
Belfast Royal Academy (BRA), which has more than 1,400 pupils, said the change followed "detailed" legal advice ... The transfer tests run by the AQE and the Post-Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) were cancelled in early 2021 ... They said BRA was "integrated and inclusive and the envy of almost every other local post-primary school"....
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Blue heart placed on Belfast Hill in memory of Noah Donohoe

Irish Independent 22 Feb 2021
A large blue heart has been placed at the top of Cave Hill in memory of Noah Donohoe, the Belfast teenager who went missing last summer. Noah (14), a pupil at St Malachy's College, disappeared from his south Belfast home on June 21 last year ... Posting on social media, Fiona wrote....
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Blue heart placed on Cavehill in memory of Noah Donohoe

Belfast Telegraph 21 Feb 2021
A large blue heart has been placed at the top of Cave Hill in memory of Noah Donohoe, the Belfast teenager who went missing last summer. Noah (14), a pupil at St Malachy's College, disappeared from his south Belfast home on June 21 last year ... Posting on social media, Fiona wrote....
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Blue heart placed on Cave Hill in memory of Noah Donohoe

Belfast Telegraph 21 Feb 2021
A large blue heart has been placed at the top of Cave Hill in memory of Noah Donohoe, the Belfast teenager who went missing last summer. Noah (14), a pupil at St Malachy's College, disappeared from his south Belfast home on June 21 last year ... Posting on social media, Fiona wrote....
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DUP leadership starts legal challenge against Northern Ireland protocol

The Observer 21 Feb 2021
At the core of the Belfast agreement was the principle of ... The DUP group has sought the legal opinion of constitutional law experts before several potential high court challenges in Belfast and London against the government over the post-Brexit Irish Sea trading arrangements....
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DUP members engage legal counsel ahead of potential NI Protocol court challenge

Belfast Telegraph 21 Feb 2021
The PA news agency understands that a senior DUP member, supported by a number of others in the party, have sought the legal opinion of constitutional law experts ahead of several potential High Court challenges in both Belfast and London against the Government over post-Brexit Irish Sea trading arrangements....
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Families stunned as Hannahstown cemetery dumps tributes to loved ones

Belfast Telegraph 21 Feb 2021
Families whose loved ones are buried in a Belfast cemetery say they are "devastated" by the removal of flowers and other personal mementos from the graves ... Relatives claim they only became aware of what had happened when somebody posted a video on Facebook....
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DUP leader and senior MPs launch Northern Ireland Protocol legal challenge

Belfast Telegraph 21 Feb 2021
“At the core of the Belfast Agreement was the ... The separate DUP group has sought the legal opinion of constitutional law experts ahead of several potential High Court challenges in Belfast and London against the Government over the post-Brexit Irish Sea trading arrangements....
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Unionists to mount legal challenge to Northern Ireland Protocol

RTE 21 Feb 2021
It is understood that the DUP sought the legal opinion of constitutional law experts ahead of several potential High Court challenges in both Belfast and London against the British government over post-Brexit Irish Sea trading arrangements ... to the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement....
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High time bigots were booted out for online abuse of James McClean

Belfast Telegraph 21 Feb 2021
She said she thought some of the posts were empty threats but how can anyone be sure? ... He said last week that his brother Patrick, who plays for Glentoran, had also been abused online but for every post trying to wind things up about him, supporters of the east Belfast club have bounced back with defiant responses like....
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Ulster’s unique cross-border culture never recovered from crash

Irish Independent 20 Feb 2021
Long after partition, Ulster Bank’s own culture continued to have a fairly unique Belfast inflection as recruits from the city’s Protestant middle classes fanned out to fill posts serving overwhelmingly Catholic customers in far-flung bank branches and in Dublin....
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