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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Blue Lights fans praise

The Daily Mail 16 Apr 2024
The gripping police drama follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era ... The gripping police drama follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era ... They tweeted ... Thought provoking as always ... Characters are strong and Belfast delivers a stunning backdrop ... ....
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Is Sian Brooke the BBC

The Daily Mail 16 Apr 2024
How Sian Brooke rose through the ranks from bit parts in crime dramas to land the gritty lead role in popular Belfast police drama Blue Lights ... Now a probationary cop, she's frequently out of her depth and finds herself in unexpected danger as she attempts to keep order in post-Troubles Belfast....
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How Blue Lights star Sian Brooke rose through the ranks from bit parts in crime ...

The Daily Mail 15 Apr 2024
Yet her latest role has the potential to take her from recognisable face to household name, as the star of BBC's gritty Belfast police drama, Blue Lights ... Now a probationary cop, she's frequently out of her depth and finds herself in unexpected danger as she attempts to keep order in post-Troubles Belfast....
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Jordan Gill doesn’t mind being the bad guy vs Zelfa Barrett

WBN 11 Apr 2024
Share on Facebook. Share on X (Twitter). Share on Pinterest ... Share on Reddit ... ChatterisGill, a former European and Commonwealth Champion at Featherweight, stunned Irish hero Michael Conlan with a seventh-round stoppage win on away territory at the SSE Arena Belfast in December and immediately called for a World Title shot in his post-fight interview....
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Zelfa Barrett fulfilling destiny in Manchester

WBN 10 Apr 2024
Share on Facebook. Share on X (Twitter). Share on Pinterest ... ChatterisGill, a former European and Commonwealth Champion at Featherweight, stunned Irish hero Michael Conlan with a seventh-round stoppage win on away territory at the SSE Arena Belfast last December and immediately called for a World Title shot in his post-fight interview ... on May 18 ... .......
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How UK-born Anna Samson grew up in Nigeria before breaking away from her Aussie soap ...

The Daily Mail 09 Apr 2024
In December, Anna revealed she'd performed her final show in the play The Master and Margarita in Belfast , paying tribute to the cast in an Instagram post ... In December, Anna revealed she'd performed her final show in the play The Master and Margarita in Belfast, paying tribute to the cast in an Instagram post.Returning to Paradise....
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Leo Varadkar to undertake final engagement as Taoiseach at NI cross-border meeting

RTE 08 Apr 2024
€50m has been set aside for the development of the GAA's Casement Park in Belfast ... The DUP withdrew from the council in September 2021 in opposition to new post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. The move was subsequently deemed to be unlawful by a Belfast court....
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O’Neill insists it is ‘business as usual’ at Stormont following DUP upheaval

AOL 08 Apr 2024
Sir Jeffrey’s exit from the political front line sent shockwaves through the political establishment in Northern Ireland, less than two months after devolution was restored following a two-year stalemate over post-Brexit trading arrangements. East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson has replaced him as DUP interim leader....
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Varadkar 'confident' NI institutions will remain stable

RTE 08 Apr 2024
Speaking to reporters after attending the meeting, Mr Varadkar said ... €50m has been set aside for the development of the GAA's Casement Park in Belfast ... The DUP withdrew from the council in September 2021 in opposition to new post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. The move was subsequently deemed to be unlawful by a Belfast court....
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Gaol mionteangan idir bheirt móidín fóirne Ghlaschú sa scannán 'Le Chéile'

RTE 08 Apr 2024
Tá sí anois tar éis a céad gearrscannáin a scríobh ... "I was very keen for them to be like their personalities … I wanted the Rangers supporter to be a bit more subdued and the Celtic supporter to be kind of a bit more your typical Belfast person … It came naturally.". Post production was taken on by Sarah Kivlehan, another Gaeilgeoir from Derry ... ....
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This eclectic UK city has so much more to offer than its main tourist attraction

Metro UK 31 Mar 2024
Belfast is so much more than a sunken ship (Pictures ... Before travelling to Belfast for the first time, I knew it was famous for three things ... But this omission of the famed tourist attraction taught me that there is a lot more to Belfast than the sunken ship ... Evelyn Richards)Belfast street art....
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Talks more than he scores – Luke Littler takes aim at Neal Maupay

AOL 31 Mar 2024
The 27-year-old Frenchman posted a picture of the incident, showing Scotland star McTominay grabbing his shirt, on Instagram with the caption ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Neal Maupay (@nealmaupay) ... Littler responded to an article covering Maupay’s post by writing on Instagram....
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