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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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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Diane Dawson: People called me a Sinn Fein Trojan horse, but there was nothing from paramilitaries

Belfast Telegraph 14 Oct 2021
The day Diane Dawson was offered her first teaching job, she returned home to find her rented Belfast flat wrecked by a bomb at a nearby RUC station ... “When I was told there was a post for me at Carr’s Glen primary in north Belfast, I ran home really excited,” recalls Dawson (51) ... I remember saying ‘I never want to live in Belfast’....
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Four-star Arsenal defeat Hoffenheim in Women’s Champions League

Belfast Telegraph 14 Oct 2021
PA. / ... Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter ... But Arsenal put the result beyond all doubt when Williamson powered home a near-post header from a corner four minutes from time. Download the Belfast Telegraph App. Get quick and easy access to the latest Northern Ireland news, sport, business and opinion with the Belfast Telegraph App. Most Read ... ....
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When the chips are down – sales at IT recyclers Vyta rise 11pc to €8m

Irish Independent 14 Oct 2021
Earlier this year, the firm pledged to add 60 new jobs across the island of Ireland – from sales to engineering – as part of its re-brand, with 150 people to be employed in its locations in Dublin and Belfast by 2024. Thanks to the post-Covid boost – and a Brexit bonus as UK firms ......
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Family ask public for help in search for missing Lisburn man Roy William McKee

Belfast Telegraph 13 Oct 2021
***Missing Person Appeal*** Police are asking the public for help in locating Roy William McKee, last seen on 11th...Posted by Police South Belfast on Monday, October 11, 2021 ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App ... news, sport, business and opinion with the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Belfast restaurant Top Blade slammed for posting image of woman’s underwear on social media

Belfast Telegraph 12 Oct 2021
A Belfast steakhouse has been slammed after posting an image of a lace thong on their Facebook page appealing for the owner to come forward and collect their ‘lost property’ after it was supposedly discovered under one of their tables on Sunday evening ... “Top Blade Belfast this is a disgraceful post....
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Stormont mental health champion says it’s ‘vital’ police response to suicide is ‘compassionate’

Belfast Telegraph 12 Oct 2021
Ms O’Neill, who was appointed to the post by Health Minister Robin Swann in June last year, was responding to tweets alleged to have been posted by a serving police officer mocking suicide victims ... On the same date, the account posted ... Responding to the Belfast Telegraph investigation, Ms O’Neill said ... Download the Belfast Telegraph App....
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Belfast restaurant Top Blade launches appeal to reunite owner with lace thong

Belfast Telegraph 11 Oct 2021
Described as “Belfast’s finest dedicated steakhouse”, Top Blade, located on St Anne’s Square, posted a photograph of the underwear on their Facebook page and has already received over 3,000 likes, 3,500 comments and over 700 shares ... Top Blade Belfast on Sunday, October 10, 2021....
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Tumble Circus stars in a class of their own

Belfast Telegraph 11 Oct 2021
A Belfast-based circus troupe has been bringing cheer during the pandemic by putting on free shows at schools and care homes ... Originally from Balbriggan but living in Belfast nearly 20 years, Ken hopes that post-Covid people will back local artists in the same way they have backed local firms....
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