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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Dog chained to concrete block and thrown in Northern Ireland canal

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jun 2019
In a Facebook post police said the dog was found by council officials ... Council Enforcement Officers found and rescued this Samoyed...Posted by PSNI Dungannon & South Tyrone on Friday, June 14, 2019....
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An obscene act of animal cruelty, says Tyrone family left devastated as dog chained to concrete block and thrown in canal

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jun 2019
"This is an attack on our dog and an attack on our family," said Sinead in a Facebook post ... After posting of the incident Sinead received thousands of replies on Facebook ... Snowy was taken yesterday from...Posted by Sinead Duffy on Saturday, June 15, 2019 ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Double Whammy: A no-deal Brexit and Northern Ireland

RTE 15 Jun 2019
Senior officials in Belfast have been writing increasingly frantic letters to Whitehall to raise the alarm and to educate key elements of the British political and administrative systems ... There is ongoing contact between Belfast and Dublin on small practical measures that can be taken in the event of No Deal....
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Photos: Did Priyanka Chopra miss out on Sophie Turner’s wild bachelorette party?

The Times of India 14 Jun 2019
View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Blair Noel Croce (@blairnoel) on Jun 12, 2019 at 11.32am PDT ... A post shared by sophietfan (@sophietfan.belfast) on Jun 12, 2019 at 12.48pm PDT ... A post shared by sophietfan (@sophietfan.belfast) on Jun 12, 2019 at 6.19am PDT ... A post shared by sophietfan (@sophietfan.belfast) on Jun 11, 2019 at 2.34am PDT....
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New heart centre for children at Royal Belfast is officially opened

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jun 2019
A new specialised unit aimed at helping children with heart defects has opened in Belfast. The centre will provide holistic pre-operative and post-operative care for children needing surgery at the Children's Health Ireland hospital in Crumlin, Dublin ... "To have this based in Belfast can help you try to live life as normally as you can....
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Sophie Turner's Bachelorette Bash Is Taking Over Europe: See the Photos

Billboard 14 Jun 2019
Live the bachelorette fun vicariously through the Instagram posts below. View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Blair Noel Croce (@blairnoel) on Jun 12, 2019 at 11.32am PDT. View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by sophietfan (@sophietfan.belfast) on Jun 11, 2019 at 2.34am PDT....
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'Dear friend' Iain Archer to join Snow Patrol as scan reveals guitarist's nerve damage

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jun 2019
They are playing Firenze on Friday night and an acoustic set in Belfast on Saturday ... He continued ... Iain is family ... View this post on Instagram ... Certainly for today’s show in Firenze, Italy and tomorrow’s show in Belfast for Other Voices ... Iain is family ... A post shared by Snow Patrol (@snowpatrol) on Jun 14, 2019 at 5.25am PDT. Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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Married ex-IRA bombers given jail terms over Spain cash scam

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jun 2019
Hardy, from Belfast, was sentenced to six years in jail for trying to blow up a British Army base at Osnabruck, Germany in 1989 ... Ex-IRA terrorist Maguire had previously described the case against the pair as a "load of nonsense" following her arrest in Lanzarote after flying to the island for a post-Ch ristmas break on December 29, 2014....
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Fionola Meredith: Older people are not victims ... they should fork out for a TV licence like the rest of us

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jun 2019
The news was greeted with enormous anguish, anger and outrage. Piers Morgan stormed and ranted about the "total cowardice" of the BBC ... There was even highly emotive talk of denying veteran war heroes their natural rights ... Poll. Should TV licences be means tested for the over 75s?Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 ... Belfast Telegraph. ....
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Sophie Turner’s Epic Bachelorette Party Extravaganza Spanned 3 Countries and Yes, There Was McDonald’s

Time Magazine 13 Jun 2019
Queen of the North and keeper of tea Sophie Turner tied the knot with Joe Jonas in a surprise, post-awards show wedding in Las Vegas this May, but lest you assume that her nuptials meant that this married lady was settling down, think again ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by sophietfan (@sophietfan.belfast) on Jun 11, 2019 at 2.34am PDT....
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Lyra McKee's sister: 'I just stood in the street and I screamed and screamed and screamed'

Irish Independent 13 Jun 2019
She's a single parent in working-class north Belfast who has saved for months to ensure her daughter has the best ... Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee begin a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry ... We grew up on the peaceline in north Belfast with all sorts happening but our mummy wouldn't let us across the door when there was trouble....
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An ex-RUC man, an ex-soldier and an ex-IRA man walk into a bar... for a ‘reconciliation lunch’

The Irish Times 13 Jun 2019
A few years ago, the tourist board ran an advert for south Armagh ... I pondered the invite ... Sam Thompson was born and grew up in the loyalist Shankill and Ballysillan areas of west and north Belfast. He joined the RUC in 1979, serving in Armagh City, west and central Belfast, Dungannon and in several posts in headquarters before retiring in 2008 ...  ....
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Former IRA leader Billy McKee dies aged 97

Belfast Telegraph 12 Jun 2019
Mr McKee died at his Belfast home on Tuesday morning. He was a key figure in the establishment of the Provisional IRA in Belfast in the 1970s before reportedly leaving the IRA Army Council in the late 1970s after a disagreement with the leadership ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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