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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Cathedral Quarter Belfast fire started deliberately, say police

Belfast Telegraph 22 Sep 2019
A fire at a derelict building in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter on Saturday night is being treated as arson ... The nearby Muddlers Club restaurant, posting on Facebook, said ... Just to let you know everyone is safe and sound and the fire...Posted by The Muddlers Club Belfast on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Helen Mirren says return of hard border in Ireland would be 'tragedy'

Belfast Telegraph 22 Sep 2019
The multi-award winning actress, who has filmed three movies in Ireland- Excalibur, Cal and Some Mother's Son, said she doesn't want to see Northern Ireland go back to the bad old days post-Brexit ... "I was in Belfast at the time of the Troubles and it was a very different Belfast to how it is now ... Belfast Telegraph Digital....
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Belfast: Firefighters tackle blaze in Cathedral Quarter

BBC News 21 Sep 2019
Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze in the Cathedral Quarter area of Belfast ... Skip Twitter post by @barrabest ... End of Twitter post by @barrabest....
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Driver escapes injury after youths throw brick through car window in west Belfast

Belfast Telegraph 21 Sep 2019
Police have slammed the "disgusting" behaviour of a group of youths who threw a brick through a moving car's window in west Belfast ... A police officer, posting on PSNI West Belfast, said ... The officer added. "This behaviour is disgusting ... Many thanks for your assistance." ... Those responsible could have killed someone." ... Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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Lindy McDowell: Why universities and landlords should pay the penalty for our yob students

Belfast Telegraph 21 Sep 2019
On Twitter this week, Denise Caldwell, a resident of the Holyland in Belfast, posted a picture which she captioned ... Unable to get a seat in first class she'd posted a pic of herself reclining across the cheap seats like a martyred Jacob Rees Mogg ... I flew from Faro to Belfast last Saturday on an easyJet flight that was supposed to arrive at 11pm....
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Ex-soldier ‘became tearful’ over Ballymurphy inquest evidence

Belfast Telegraph 20 Sep 2019
A former paratrooper became tearful when asked about giving evidence on a series of disputed shooting incidents in Belfast in 1971, an inquest has heard ... Fresh inquests into the killings in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast between August 9 and 11 1971 have been ongoing for more than 10 months....
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‘Community page’ warned of ‘kangaroo court sentence’ for Quinn executives

The Irish Times 20 Sep 2019
The post was published on the Seán Quinn Community Group Facebook page last September ... “In the early eighties we had the notorious Shankill Butchers, based in Belfast they were led by a man called Lenny Murphy, ” a post published on the page last September stated ... All pictured below ...    .  . ....
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Rugby World Cup 2019 guide: All you need to know about the tournament as Ireland bid to reach first ever semi-final

Belfast Telegraph 20 Sep 2019
The 2019 Rugby World Cup is finally upon us ... Game previews, plus expert insights and exclusive commentary from the Belfast Telegraph sports team. Sign Up ... Head coach ... Theoretically their best chance would come against Georgia but even the schedule is against them, that game coming with just three full days of rest post-Fiji. Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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Alec Baldwin shares snaps from time filming in Northern Ireland

Belfast Telegraph 19 Sep 2019
Directed by Oscar nominee Barnaby Thompson and written by Preston Thompson, Pixie will shoot in and around Belfast for seven weeks with additional photography in the West of Ireland ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Alec Baldwin (@alecbaldwininsta) on Sep 16, 2019 at 9.01am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... View this post on Instagram....
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Investment management firm shuts Belfast office as part of global cuts

Belfast Telegraph 19 Sep 2019
US financial services giant State Street is in the process of pulling out of Belfast with the loss of around 40 jobs, it has emerged ... The company would not confirm how many posts had been filled in Belfast, but it's understood there were around 40 people at the Arthur Street base ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Increased sex sales reported following law change

Belfast Telegraph 18 Sep 2019
The sale of sex was mostly concentrated in the large urban centres of Belfast and Londonderry, but all parts of Northern Ireland have some commercial sex activity, with the largest increase post-legislation seen in Co ... The on-street sector in Belfast and other large cities in ......
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Increased sex sales in Northern Ireland reported following law change

Belfast Telegraph 18 Sep 2019
The sale of sex was mostly concentrated in the large urban centres of Belfast and Londonderry, but all parts of Northern Ireland have some commercial sex activity, with the largest increase post-legislation seen in Co ... The on-street sector in Belfast and other large cities in ......
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