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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Union flag protests: A look back ten years to night all hell broke loose over Belfast City Hall decision

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2022
At the previous year’s council election, unionists had lost their majority in Belfast for the first time since partition ... A loyalist wrapped in a Union flag throws a wooden post at a PSNI Land Rover in east Belfast ... A loyalist wrapped in a Union flag throws a wooden post at a PSNI Land Rover in east Belfast....
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Union flag protests: A look back ten years to when all hell broke loose over Belfast City Hall decision

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2022
At the previous year’s council election, unionists had lost their majority in Belfast for the first time since partition ... A loyalist wrapped in a Union flag throws a wooden post at a PSNI Land Rover in east Belfast ... A loyalist wrapped in a Union flag throws a wooden post at a PSNI Land Rover in east Belfast....
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Here’s looking at you, kid: Casablanca turns 80

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2022
It was not, contrary to popular legend, a B picture ... Why? ... Enter email address ... ‘I wouldn’t stand in a room with someone misogynistic, racist or homophobic’ Belfast actor Ciaran Hinds set to star in post-Christmas Netflix spy thriller Treason ... Married to a Jew, he was a vocal critic of the Nazis, and left Germany post haste after Hitler came to power ... ....
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Here’s looking at you, kid: How Casablanca defied its makers' low expectations to become a classic

Belfast Telegraph 26 Nov 2022
It was not, contrary to popular legend, a B picture ... Why? ... Enter email address ... ‘I wouldn’t stand in a room with someone misogynistic, racist or homophobic’ Belfast actor Ciaran Hinds set to star in post-Christmas Netflix spy thriller Treason ... Married to a Jew, he was a vocal critic of the Nazis, and left Germany post haste after Hitler came to power ... ....
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This is England star Stephen Graham: ‘I wouldn’t stand in a room with someone misogynistic, racist or homophobic’

Belfast Telegraph 25 Nov 2022
Stephen Graham is showing off his newly bulging biceps. “He’s like Popeye,” says his wife, Hannah Walters, on her way to the fridge ... We’re basically creating a world.” ... / ... Northern Irish actress joins the cast of new BBC series from Peaky Blinders creator Belfast actor Ciaran Hinds set to star in post-Christmas Netflix spy thriller Treason ... / ... / ... ​ ... ....
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Confidential papers from Northern Ireland Office minister Steve Baker show move to renegotiate protocol agreement

Belfast Telegraph 24 Nov 2022
The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to ensure the Irish land border remained free flowing post-Brexit ... However, any attempt to change the agreement at this stage has been quashed by experts, including by Katy Hayward, professor of political sociology at Queen’s University Belfast....
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Belfast actor Ciaran Hinds set to star in post-Christmas Netflix spy thriller Treason

Belfast Telegraph 24 Nov 2022
Belfast Oscar-nominated actor Ciaran Hinds is to star in new post-Christmas Netflix thriller series Treason ... Dropping on the streaming giant on December 26, it will mark an ideal post-Christmas binge watch, with the show from accomplished Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman....
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Dunmurry community worker who stored Post-It notes naming drug dealers claims possession was work-related

Belfast Telegraph 24 Nov 2022
The items in question are Post-It notes which bore the personal details of nine drug dealers in west Belfast and which were located in the living room of Clarke's home in June 2018 ... Mr Toal asked Clarke how she came to be in possession of the Post-It notes listing the names of nine people under threat....
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Woman behind ‘up the Ra’ clip staying silent over row, says relative

Irish Independent 24 Nov 2022
Sinead Murtagh, from Crossmaglen, in south Armagh, made headlines after a video of her singing “up the Ra” at Mrs Foster at the Local Women magazine awards in Belfast last weekend was posted online.Ms Murtagh, who was at the awards show as the plus one of an ......
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Photo of cheese hot dog sold at Northern Ireland football club leads to raft of social media memes

Belfast Telegraph 23 Nov 2022
The account – which shows the “best and worst scran” at the football – captioned the photo. “Cheese dog at Crusaders FC”. Hundreds responded to the post about the north Belfast club, with many expressing their opinion on the £3.50 dish ... Adam added ... Belfast Green Party NI councillor shared a previous snap of his cheesy chip at the club back in 2017 ... ....
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Post-it notes listing details of suspected drug dealers found in home of Dunmurry community worker, court heard

Belfast Telegraph 23 Nov 2022
Post-it notes bearing details of suspected drug dealers were found in the home of a community worker, a court heard today . As the Crown opened its case against 43-year-old Sinead Clarke at Belfast Crown Court, a prosecutor revealed eight Post-it notes were located during a search of her home on June 27, 2018....
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UK govt proposes pay cut for N.Ireland lawmakers

Yahoo Daily News 22 Nov 2022
The UK government on Monday introduced a bill to cut lawmakers' pay in Northern Ireland, where power-sharing is paralysed by a dispute over post-Brexit trade. The bill, which also includes an extension to the deadline for parties to form an executive in Belfast, proposes a cut in salaries by over a quarter while the devolved body is inactive ... .......
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Dublin security guard suspended after alleged racism incident at top music venue

Belfast Telegraph 22 Nov 2022
Enter email address ... It is managed by Belfast-based company Shine. In a statement posted on The Academy’s social media accounts this afternoon, Shine said the security guard at the centre of controversy has been suspended and that a full investigation has been launched ... Banks later posted a second tweet with The Academy’s statement which said ... Latest. ....

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