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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Hagan Homes pulls Harry and Meghan ads after row

Belfast Telegraph 27 Jan 2020
Julie Burley, assistant communications secretary for Harry and Meghan, told the Belfast Telegraph ... We will follow our normal course of action." ... Billboards are in place off the Westlink and on the Donegall and Shankill Roads in Belfast. All social media posts have been removed, with billboard ads set to come down today ... Belfast Telegraph. ....
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Some branded him bitter but Seamus Mallon was never one to bite his tongue

Belfast Telegraph 27 Jan 2020
Mallon thought that some in London and Dublin had been so keen for the fame and adulation that peace-making in Belfast brings that they deliberately signed up to a process with major flaws which did more harm than good in the longer-term ... With his passing, we have lost one of too few uncompromisingly uncomfortable post-peace process voices....
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Irish Times view on Seamus Mallon: a shining beacon in our darkest era

The Irish Times 26 Jan 2020
Mallon played a crucial role in negotiating the Belfast Agreement and ended up as Deputy First Minister in the resulting power-sharing executive ... Somewhat to his surprise he was appointed to the post of Deputy First Minister in the power-sharing administration that resulted from the Belfast Agreement ...    .  . ....
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Suzanne Breen: Some branded him bitter but Seamus Mallon was never one to bite his tongue

Belfast Telegraph 26 Jan 2020
Mallon thought that some in London and Dublin had been so keen for the fame and adulation that peace-making in Belfast brings that they deliberately signed up to a process with major flaws which did more harm than good in the longer-term ... With his passing, we have lost one of too few uncompromisingly uncomfortable post-peace process voices....
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Northern Ireland company removes Harry and Meghan adverts after action by reps

Belfast Telegraph 25 Jan 2020
Julie Burley, assistant communications secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, told the Belfast Telegraph ... Billboards are in place off the Westlink as well as on the Donegall and Shankill Roads in Belfast, where the company is constructing developments. All social media posts have now been removed, with billboards set to come down on Monday....
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Why Dungannon's game against Institute could be so pivotal, explains Carvill

Belfast Telegraph 25 Jan 2020
Michael Carvill believes Dungannon Swifts face one of their biggest games of the season against Institute this afternoon. Two of the bottom three meet in a relegation six-pointer ... Sign In ... Seanan Clucas is serving a six-game ban following a post-match red card in the league meeting with Institute on December 21 and is still out. Belfast Telegraph. ....
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Whitesville holds off Houghton for 39-29 Div. II win

Olean Times Herald 24 Jan 2020
HINSDALE — Lindsey Veno posted a double-double with 12 points and 18 rebounds to pace Hinsdale (7-4) ... Oswayo Valley’s Jadyn Brabham posted a team-high six points. Jasper-Troupsburg 60, Belfast 32. JASPER — Jade Atherton scored 20 points and Brynn Waters added 16 points to lead Jasper-Troupsburg (5-9) over Belfast (1-10) ... AT JASPER Belfast (32)....
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Schools have right to select pupils based on academic ability: Weir

Belfast Telegraph 24 Jan 2020
Education Minister Peter Weir has said he supports the right of schools to select on the basis of academic ability ... Yesterday, he told the Belfast Telegraph. "On the issue of academic selection, we are fortunate in Northern Ireland to have so many excellent post-primary schools ... He added ... Belfast Telegraph. ....
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Judge ‘appalled’ by delays in Miami Showband legal case

Belfast Telegraph 24 Jan 2020
A Belfast judge has said he is appalled by delays to an eight-year-old legal case involving the Miami Showband ambush ... Three members of the band were shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries after a concert in Banbridge, Co Down, in July 1975. A stamp commemorating the Miami Showband (An Post/PA). Belfast High Court judge Mr Justice Paul Maguire said ... PA. ....
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TV doctor Christian Jessen removes Arlene Foster tweet but legal action goes on

Belfast Telegraph 22 Jan 2020
"I can confirm that Dr Jessen has been put on notice that we are in the process of issuing defamation proceedings in the High Court in Belfast. "He had been afforded every opportunity to take down his post and apologise but he didn't do so until belatedly." ... Dr Jessen removed the post from his Twitter account within the past week ... Belfast Telegraph....
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The Big Interview: 'An important part of our success has been our willingness to diversify and to move with the times'

Belfast Telegraph 21 Jan 2020
The company traces its roots back to 1894 and was originally located at the docks in Belfast where Titanic was built ... She made a promise to wait for him and he returned to Belfast and borrowed money which enabled him to establish Hamilton and McMaster Engineering Co in 1894 alongside a friend ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Steve Borthwick to join Leicester as head coach at end of season

Belfast Telegraph 21 Jan 2020
Game previews, plus expert insights and exclusive commentary from the Belfast Telegraph sports team ... Borthwick will leave his post as number two to Eddie ......
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Steve Borthwick to join Leicester as head coach at the end of the season

Belfast Telegraph 21 Jan 2020
Rugby round up Newsletter. Game previews, plus expert insights and exclusive commentary from the Belfast Telegraph sports team. Sign Up. Borthwick will leave his post as number two to Eddie Jones before the July tour to Japan, meaning the Guinness Six Nations clash with Italy on March 14 will be his final game with England ... ℹ️ https.//t.co/U8vMoFO1vj ... ....

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