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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Milkshake pensioner was cleared of attempted murder in Northern Ireland

Belfast Telegraph 25 May 2019
... to a report in the Irish Post ... In its report into the 1974 south Armagh shooting incident, the Irish Post said that Mr MacNaughton - who was in his mid-30s at the time - was found not guilty of both charges by the Belfast City Commission on September 5, 1974 ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Editor's Viewpoint: New police chief will have a mountain to climb in meeting the challenges that are unique to the job in Northern Ireland

Belfast Telegraph 25 May 2019
The fact that the new Chief Constable of the PSNI was agreed unanimously by the selection panel is a strong indication of the mettle and expertise of the man ... Funding is another crucial area ... We wish him well in the post as he takes over from a man who was well regarded for his plain speaking and effective leadership. Belfast Telegraph. ....
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This week's best rock gigs: From Filthy Friends to Soak

The Irish Times 25 May 2019
The Grand Social, Dublin (Also May 29th, Róisín Dubh, Galway and May 30th, Black Box, Belfast) www.ticketmaster.ie. One of the loudest post-rock bands to come out this side of 2007, LA band Health have had a busy 2019, releasing their fourth album Vol ... Various venues, Belfast avafestival.com....
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Ulster Unionist's condemn Fianna Fail 'campaign to ban British Army' from Queen's event

Belfast Telegraph 24 May 2019
The Ulster Unionist Party has condemned what they claim is a "discriminatory campaign" by Fianna Fail calling for a ban on the British Army from an event at Queen's University Belfast. In a post to a ... The Facebook post in question has since been removed ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Thursday's headlines: George Best statue and infected blood

BBC News 23 May 2019
A gun seen in a Stacey Dooley documentary was used to fire a volley of shots in west Belfast, according to the Irish News. A video posted online last week shows masked men forming a guard of honour outside a wake for former INLA prisoner Michael McElkerney, who died last week....
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Irish League supporters split over potential season switch to summer football: Have your say in our poll

Belfast Telegraph 22 May 2019
Irish League football could be set to undergo its biggest ever change, with the season set for a potential switch as early as 2021 ... Fenlon ... Graham Campbell (Linfield fan) ... Keep it the way it is ... Are you in favour of a change to the Irish League fixture list?Posted by Belfast Telegraph Sport on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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John Finucane, son of murdered lawyer, to be Belfast lord mayor

BBC News 21 May 2019
Mr Finucane's elevation to the top post, having only just been elected, is seen by other parties at Belfast City Hall as an attempt to raise his profile ahead of the next Westminster election ... The rotation of Belfast's lord mayor post will see the DUP take the spot in 2020, the Alliance Party in 2021 and Sinn Féin again in 2022....
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Ambulance chief 'regret' after Belfast without paramedic cover for one weekend night

Belfast Telegraph 21 May 2019
Earlier this week, the Belfast Telegraph revealed a disgruntled NIAS employee took to Facebook to post a damning assessment of the stress paramedics in Northern Ireland face on a daily basis ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Paramedic who said staff were on brink of suicide 'off duty for his own good'

Belfast Telegraph 21 May 2019
It came after the disgruntled employee took to Facebook to post a damning assessment of the stress paramedics in Northern Ireland face on a daily basis ... The Facebook post, aimed at management and highlighted in yesterday's Belfast Telegraph, was a scathing assessment of the challenges facing paramedics ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Irish FA will battle hard to keep Michael O'Neill as West Brom plan talks

Belfast Telegraph 21 May 2019
The Championship outfit have placed O'Neill on their shortlist and are planning to make official contact with the IFA this week over permission to speak to him ... O'Neill had discussions with Celtic in 2016 about their post and could be on the radar again after Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Hearts. Belfast Telegraph. ....
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Game of Thrones finale: Fans say thank you and goodbye

Belfast Telegraph 20 May 2019
Meanwhile, musician James Arthur posted crying emojis next to a message saying ... Other comments posted online included “I’m actually incredibly happy with how it ended, maybe pleasantly surprised how it ended?” while @miracleofsound wrote ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by @ emilia_clarke on May 19, 2019 at 9.37am PDT....
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Game of Thrones finale: Fans and stars say thank you and goodbye

Irish Independent 20 May 2019
Meanwhile, musician James Arthur posted crying emojis next to a message saying ... Other comments posted online included “I’m actually incredibly happy with how it ended, maybe pleasantly surprised how it ended?” while @miracleofsound wrote ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by @ emilia_clarke on May 19, 2019 at 9.37am PDT....
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Body of man (70s) recovered from mountain near Omagh

Belfast Telegraph 20 May 2019
Police are investigating after the sudden death of a man aged in his 70s in the Gortin area of Omagh on Saturday night ... "A post mortem is due to take place, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.". Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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