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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Patrick O’Kane on playing David Trimble: ‘It’s not my job to judge my character. Quite the opposite’

The Irish Times 29 Mar 2023
On April 10th, 1998, the Belfast Agreement was signed. That day this writer was at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, interviewing the Belfast actor Lalor Roddy for this newspaper ... Against this background, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is about to open Agreement, a new play by Owen McCafferty....

Blue Lights viewers spot glaring blooper in first episode of new BBC crime drama - ...

The Daily Mail 28 Mar 2023
BBC1's gripping new cop drama, which aired at 9pm yesterday, follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era ... Written by the team behind The Salisbury Poisonings, BBC1's gripping new cop drama Blue Lights follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era....

‘You’re a brave wee peeler, aren’t you?’ In Blue Lights, an uneasy peace grips Belfast

The Irish Times 28 Mar 2023
Television. In the BBC’s gritty new cop drama, an idealistic PSNI recruit is quickly set straight on the limits of what the police could or should try to do. Blue Lights ... Photograph ... Ed Power. Tue Mar 28 2023 - 09.38 ... The milieu is the hyperspecific one of post-Troubles Northern Ireland. While an uneasy peace grips Belfast, old ghosts are still abroad ... ....

Former residence of the Greek royal family goes up for sale

Greek City Times 26 Mar 2023
The Grade II listed six-bedroom townhouse with connecting mews house is in one of London's most exclusive postcodes - Eaton Square in Belgravia ... Tags ... Previous Article EasyJet flight from Belfast kicks off Corfu's tourism season. No Newer Articles. 0. 0 ... You must be logged in to post a comment ... EasyJet flight from Belfast kicks off Corfu's tourism season....

Electrifying new drama Blue Lights follows rookie cops in Belfast – the UK’s most dangerous ...

The Daily Mail 25 Mar 2023
It’s an issue at the heart of BBC1’s gripping new cop drama Blue Lights, which follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era ... Blue Lights follows three rookie cops in Belfast as they try to keep the peace in the post-Troubles era....

Penobscot McCrum won’t rebuild Belfast potato plant destroyed by fire

Bangor Daily News 24 Mar 2023
On Friday afternoon, Dana McCrum, human resources manager for Penobscot McCrum, wrote in a Facebook post that the company would choose not to rebuild the Belfast facility, and focus on expanding its Washburn manufacturing facility ... in Belfast....

Oscar winners swap Hollywood fizz for Belfast tea and traybakes

ITV 20 Mar 2023
UTV's Marc Mallet attends the tea and traybakes reception alongside the Oscar winners in Belfast ... Fair's post Oscars bashes....

Northern Ireland: DUP opposes key part of Brexit trade deal

The New Arab 20 Mar 2023
Northern Ireland's largest pro-UK party said on Monday they oppose a crucial part of a new post-Brexit trade pact for Belfast agreed by London and the European Union ... It had been hoped the new agreement, dubbed the "Windsor Framework", would be accepted by all sides and help lead to the restoration of power-sharing in Belfast....

Nine-year-old girl who went missing in Belfast after making off from her parents is found

The Daily Mail 19 Mar 2023
Officers, in a post on the Police East Belfast Facebook page, thanked the public for their assistance in locating the little girl ... Kane who was missing in east Belfast....

Brutality in BBC drama Blue Lights shocked cast who had not lived through Troubles

The Observer 19 Mar 2023
A portrayal of the brutality entrenched in some Belfast communities in a major new BBC drama has shocked younger actors not old enough to have lived through the Troubles ... As a result, Patterson points out, MI5 is believed to have its largest base outside London in Belfast ... It’s a post-traumatic society....

Biden, Irish leader Varadkar discuss post-Brexit deal at White House

Yahoo Daily News 17 Mar 2023
A key test of the deal is its ability to convince the Democratic Unionist Party, the largest unionist party in Northern Ireland, to end a year-long boycott of the power-sharing government in Belfast over the original post-Brexit trade rules....

Super League wrap: Emporium & Neptune make play-offs

RTE 12 Mar 2023
It sets up a mouthwatering clash on the road against Belfast Star in the first round of the play-offs next weekend ... Belfast Star avoided the ignominy of three consecutive defeats heading into the post-season by grinding out a 90-80 win against a resurgent Griffith College Templeogue ... Rodrigo Gomez and Jarett Haines coming up big once more ... ....

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