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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In the Name of the Son: One-man show about post-prison life of Gerry Conlon to open in Belfast

Belfast Telegraph 26 Oct 2021
A one-man show about the “colourful” post-prison life of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the Guildford pub bombings, will finally open in his native Belfast next week ... With theatres now reopened, the show, starring local actor Shaun Blaney, will have its Belfast debut on November 2 – 18 months on from its original planned run....
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Ian Paisley labelled MP ‘for North Antrim & Sri Lanka’ by SDLP’s Claire Hanna following Commons clash

Belfast Telegraph 26 Oct 2021
The south Belfast nationalist politician posted the tweet, also accusing Mr Paisley of perpetuating a “good victimhood myth” over his earlier claim a unionist is “not allowed” to take the Justice Minister post ... institutions in operation” as he made reference to the justice post....
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Westminster must act over online abuse, says former DUP MP

Belfast Telegraph 25 Oct 2021
... in June over tweets the celebrity posted ... Mrs Little-Pengelly, who has written a piece in today’s Belfast Telegraph advocating for Big Tech to be made more accountable for content posted by its users, said more must be done to ensure trolls are held responsible for their posts....
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Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast Trailer Debuts Ahead of November Premiere

Coming Soon 20 Oct 2021
Focus Features has revealed a brand-new Belfast trailer for actor-director Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming comedy-drama film starring Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, and Ciaran Hinds ... The post Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast Trailer Debuts Ahead of November Premiere appeared first on ComingSoon.net....
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Sinn Fein claims NI destinations excluded from Irish tourism initiatives

Belfast Telegraph 20 Oct 2021
Stormont deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill joined party colleague Caoimhe Archibald in west Belfast on Wednesday to launch a new plan aimed at reinvigorating the tourism sector post Covid-19 ... Sinn Fein wants the Wild Atlantic Way extended to take in the Causeway coast in Northern Ireland (David Young/PA). PA. / ... Enter email address ... Most Read ... ....
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Belfast police join search for missing woman who stopped talking to her family in September

Marietta Daily Journal 19 Oct 2021
Oct. 18—BELFAST, MaineBelfast police are searching for a local woman whose family hasn't heard from her since early September. The last confirmed contact with Joy MacDonald, 40, of Belfast was on Sept. 9, according to a Facebook post ... ....
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Loyalists unhappy at EU proposal for border controls

The Times/The Sunday Times 17 Oct 2021
... of permanent border control posts”, the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) has said such a move would “breach the core guarantees of the Belfast agreement”....
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Northern Ireland’s political future remains contested but its literary scene is thriving

Irish Independent 17 Oct 2021
Anna Burns winning the Booker Prize for Milkman, about a young girl trying to keep herself safe in a Belfast riven with suspicion and ... The uneasy post-Belfast Agreement peace opened up a space for reflection on the past and present which fiction was uniquely positioned to explore....
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Belfast’s Boundary brewery pulls out of Denmark beer festival after organisers face allegations of sexual harassment

Belfast Telegraph 14 Oct 2021
A Belfast brewing company has confirmed they will not be attending a beer festival in Copenhagen later this month after allegations of sexual harassment and bullying surfaced at the Danish company behind the event ... In a post on Twitter, the craft brewer initially said they were “aware of the conduct at Mikkeller, as has been reported......
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West Belfast: NI's First Irish school marks half-century

BBC News 14 Oct 2021
Bunscoil Phobal Feirste was housed in a single classroom and had only a handful of pupils when it was set up in west Belfast in 1971 ... The first Irish-medium post-primary, Coláiste Feirste, subsequently opened in west Belfast in 1991 with a second post-primary, Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, established in Dungiven in 2015....
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My life was saved by social media: Co Antrim mum realised she had cancer after Facebook post

Belfast Telegraph 14 Oct 2021
It was only when she read a post on Facebook by a Belfast girl who had the same type of cancer that she realised her symptoms could be serious and got checked out ... “In September I was going through social media on my phone when I came across a girl from Belfast who was sharing her symptoms of thyroid cancer on Facebook....
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NI Bake Off star Mark Lutton welcomes new baby boy

Belfast Telegraph 14 Oct 2021
View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Mark Lutton (@thebakingbuddha). The 32-year-old posted a snap of the new addition to the family to his 73,000 followers on Instagram ... Mr Lutton shared a series of snaps of baby Sidney in his arms, with hundreds leaving congratulation messages for the family and more than 16,000 likes for the post....
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Reading terror attack: Man who fatally stabbed former QUB researcher loses court sentence challenge

Belfast Telegraph 14 Oct 2021
Dr Wallis was a former researcher at Queen's University in Belfast ... He joined the company in 2000, following several post-doctoral positions after finishing his PhD at the University of York. Among these was a stint at the Belfast institution ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....

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