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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Paul Hamill, DUP councillor’s funeral takes place after Covid death

Belfast Telegraph 17 Sep 2021
He was a pastor and former missionary with the Belfast City Mission ... Scores of people lined the north Belfast estate for his funeral on Friday ... Mr Hamill had in the past retweeted articles and posts from vaccine and lockdown sceptics. Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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NI couples head to great outdoors as study shows 60% rise in camping equipment sales

Belfast Telegraph 17 Sep 2021
All areas posted increases - except Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon ... According to the data, Ards and North Down came in a number ten in the overall league table of the keenest campers, followed by Belfast people at 21 and Newry, Mourne and Down at 38 ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Revealed: Tirana in Albania is the cheapest European city for a bargain break with a ...

The Daily Mail 17 Sep 2021
On the other end of the spectrum, costs have risen almost 40 per cent in Belfast (£352, 29th) because, according to Post Office Travel Money, a lack of hotel beds has pushed up prices ... Post Office Travel Money ... Post Office Travel Money revealed accommodation costs have risen almost 40 per cent in Belfast, pictured above ... Belfast - £221 ... Post Office....
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Men Charged in 2019 Murder of Lesbian Journalist Lyra McKee

Metro USA 17 Sep 2021
In 2014, McKee made headlines after she penned the blog post “Letter to my 14-year-old self” in which she recalled her life as a queer person in Belfast and her journalism career. She wrote for multiple high-profile publications, including BuzzFeed News and The Belfast Telegraph ... ....
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exclusive PSNI head of communications Ryan Feeney quits in further blow to force

Belfast Telegraph 16 Sep 2021
The PSNI’s high-profile head of communications Ryan Feeney has quit and is returning to his old employer, Queen’s University, Belfast ... It comes as the Belfast Telegraph revealed earlier on Thursday that a senior female manager has left the PSNI to take up a leading post with An Garda Siochana ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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PSNI talent drain continues as head of HR quits for new role with gardaí

Belfast Telegraph 16 Sep 2021
A senior female manager has left the PSNI to take up a leading post with An Garda Siochana, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal ... “The Policing Board didn’t appoint her so she moved to a similar post elsewhere ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App ... opinion with the Belfast Telegraph App....
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PSNI talent drain continues as head of HR quits for new role with gardai

Belfast Telegraph 16 Sep 2021
A senior female manager has left the PSNI to take up a leading post with An Garda Siochana, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal ... “The Policing Board didn’t appoint her so she moved to a similar post elsewhere ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App ... opinion with the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Russell, strong ‘D’ key Fillmore past GV

Olean Times Herald 16 Sep 2021
Hope Russell and Zoe Beardsley were on the same page all night, with Russell netting a hat trick and Beardsley notching the assist on all three, and Fillmore posted its second shutout of the season in topping GV/Belfast 4-0 in an Allegany County matchup on Wednesday night ... Ashley Burrows stopped 11 shots for GV/Belfast (4-2)....
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Alt-right finds new partners in hate on China’s Internet

Taipei Times 16 Sep 2021
In a 2019 paper, Zhang Chenchen (張晨晨), a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, analyzed 1,038 Chinese social media posts and concluded that by criticizing Western “liberal elites,” the right-wing discourse on the Chinese Internet constructed an ethno-racial identity against the “inferior” of non-Western other....
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Anti-Irish language protest accused of ‘hijacking’ protocol demonstration cancelled

Belfast Telegraph 15 Sep 2021
Those protesting against the nursery school had been accused of trying to “hijack” anti-protocol protests in order to claim they have greater support than they do, after posting online that they were joining up with the rally planned in east Belfast on Friday ... Small anti-Irish language group trying to ‘hijack’ anti-protocol protest in east Belfast....
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Small anti-Irish language group trying to ‘hijack’ anti-protocol protest in east Belfast

Belfast Telegraph 15 Sep 2021
Those protesting against the nursery have now been accused of trying to “hijack” anti-protocol protests in order to claim they have greater support than they do, after posting online that they were joining up with a rally planned in east Belfast on Friday ... Instead Naiscoil na Seolta is to be relocated elsewhere in east Belfast....
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Taylor Swift joins BF Joe Alwyn in Belfast for the weekend; Poses with a fan ...

Pinkvilla 15 Sep 2021
The Belfast restaurant where Swift attended a party also shared a post on Facebook along with a few photos of the singer during her visit and mentioned, "Taylor was here to support her boyfriend Joe who has just wrapped up filming the TV seriesConversations with Friends... Twitter, Belfast Telegraph ....
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Phone case touched by Taylor Swift during Belfast trip appears on eBay within hours

Irish Independent 15 Sep 2021
A phone case touched by Taylor Swift on her visit to Belfast was put up for sale on eBay within a day of her departure ... Northern Ireland singer impresses Taylor Swift so much that she asks him for a selfie ‘Lovely, warm, and so friendly’ – Taylor Swift has night out in Belfast at wrap party for new Sally Rooney series....

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