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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Two wrongs don't make a right: DUP's Foster urges loyalists to follow rules after surge in applications for Twelfth parades amid Storey funeral row

Belfast Telegraph 02 Jul 2020
They included parades in Belfast, Bangor, Newtownards and Mid Ulster ... Earlier this week the Belfast Telegraph revealed the Attorney General had informed the body that it had no power to prevent parades from taking place ... of people line the streets of west Belfast on Tuesday....
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Food imports 'could be hit by any delay to new port checkpoints'

Belfast Telegraph 02 Jul 2020
Members of Stormont's Infrastructure Committee heard evidence from representatives of the four main ports here - Belfast, Larne, Londonderry and Warrenpoint - about their plans to implement post-Brexit trading arrangements ... Maurice Bullick, finance and compliance director at the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, said ... ....
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Flow of some food products into NI ‘could stop if check point plans delayed’

Irish Independent 02 Jul 2020
Members of the Stormont Assembly’s Infrastructure Committee heard evidence from representatives of the four main ports in the region – Belfast, Larne, Londonderry and Warrenpoint – about their plans to implement post-Brexit trading arrangements ... But the Government has insisted there will be no new physical customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland....
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'Two wrongs don't make a right' - Foster urges loyalists to follow rules after surge in applications for Twelfth parades amid funeral row

Belfast Telegraph 01 Jul 2020
They included parades in Belfast, Bangor, Newtownards and Mid Ulster ... Earlier this week the Belfast Telegraph revealed the Attorney General had informed the body that it had no power to prevent parades from taking place ... of people line the streets of west Belfast on Tuesday....
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Yes, Sinn Fein would have preferred to be in coalition government, but opposition comes with enormous challenges… and risks

Belfast Telegraph 30 Jun 2020
It can block any policy it doesn't like ... It cannot make or break the coalition in Dublin the way it can make and break a coalition in Belfast. It may also discover that increasing numbers of the southern electorate - faced with a pressing array of post-lockdown problems - will have no interest in Sinn Fein's prioritising a unity agenda ... ....
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'I wish I had seen Noah when he left his bike outside my front door'

Belfast Telegraph 29 Jun 2020
Ms Crooks told the Belfast Telegraph that she only realised how crucial the abandoned bicycle was when she saw a social media post about a missing boy last Monday - the day after Noah had failed to return home ... Ms Crooks, who attended the north Belfast vigils for Noah on Sunday, immediately called the police at 7pm....
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Sinn Fein rapped over controversial mayoral post nominee

Belfast Telegraph 29 Jun 2020
Sinn Fein has come under fire after nominating a controversial figure for the post of South Dublin County Council mayor. Belfast SDLP councillor Seamas de Faoite said Paddy Holohan was "unfit" for the job ... women and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, was not elected to the post....
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Why you shouldn't be reading too much into polls about the border

Belfast Telegraph 29 Jun 2020
Indeed, all polls and surveys over the past several years have this key status quo result at around 50% (give or take a few per cent either way); this includes those from Queen's University, Belfast, LucidTalk, Liverpool University's post-2019 election survey, digital ......
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'He was very special': Noah Donohoe's family pay tribute to dead Belfast schoolboy

The Observer 28 Jun 2020
A body believed to be that of the missing teenager was found in a storm drain in Belfast on Saturday ... Members of the search and rescue team who worked to help find Noah gathered outside the gates of St Malachy’s in Belfast on Sunday evening to pay tribute to him. In a statement posted on the school website, Mr McBride said....
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Mother of Noah Donohoe told him ‘he would change the world’

Belfast Telegraph 28 Jun 2020
A body believed to be that of the missing teenager was found in a storm drain in Belfast on Saturday ... Members of the search and rescue team who worked to help find Noah gathered outside the gates of St Malachy’s in Belfast on Sunday evening to pay tribute to him. ​In a statement posted on the school website, Mr McBride said....
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Bobby Storey backed rise of Provo front gang Action Against Drugs

Belfast Telegraph 28 Jun 2020
DECEASED IRA chief Bobby Storey sanctioned the setting up of an armed vigilante group behind post-ceasefire murders of drug dealers in nationalist areas of Belfast ... What republicans say Storey was more supportive of was the decision to arm the group and for it to attack drug dealers in nationalist areas of Belfast....
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Noah Donohoe: Optimism and hope remain as search for Belfast schoolboy enters sixth day and waking nightmare continues for his family

Belfast Telegraph 27 Jun 2020
Recovered laptop is 'significant' to search for Belfast schoolboy, say police. No one has reported seeing a 14-year-old schoolboy, possibly in a confused or disoriented state, wearing little or no clothes, in the north Belfast area ... Man charged after social media post about missing Belfast teenager ... Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph....
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Police hail ‘significant’ discovery of missing teenager Noah Donohoe’s laptop

Belfast Telegraph 26 Jun 2020
Police have hailed as significant the discovery of a backpack belonging to missing Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe ... Meanwhile Mr Clark also told media at a press conference in Belfast that a 26-year-old man has been arrested following a social media post concerning Noah. “Last night we became aware of social media posts....
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