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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ITV 07 Jun 2023
Dáithí Mac Gabhann’s family say he has been “temporarily suspended” from the organ transplant list ... On Saturday, Dáithí was awarded the freedom of Belfast. Posting on the Donate4Dáithí social media platforms the family said they were devasted. “We have some news to share with you all ... It feels like a huge setback, but we refuse to let this define us ... ....

Eerie images show children’s surgical theatre and equipment in abandoned hospital in Ireland

Metro UK 04 Jun 2023
Scary (Picture. Media Drum World) ... Unbelievably, the pictures from the 120-year-old building show some lights are still operating ... The building was abandoned in 2017 (Pictures ... 'A post-graduate centre for students of Queen's University Belfast was opened by Richard Needham in July 1988 and a new renal unit followed in August 1989,' Jordan added. More....

One of the world’s most beautiful train rides is closer than you think

The Times/The Sunday Times 03 Jun 2023
In post-Troubles Belfast cultural and artistic street murals are replacing political messages, and while sectarian divides still exist, once-bitter barriers are slowly becoming peace walls ... The clouds are low as the train pulls out of Belfast’s Lanyon station the next morning for the two-hour trip to Dublin....

PSNI investigating video arrest 48-year-old man

RTE 02 Jun 2023
The 45 second video was posted on social media and appears to have come from a dashcam in the vehicle. The Belfast taxi company, ......

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry to Step Away From Spotlight, Stop Bashing Royals Following Recent Backlash, Source Claims

The Hollywood Gossip 02 Jun 2023
Meghan Markle is seen ahead of her visit with Prince Harry to the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland n Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Duke and Duchess stopped posting on their official Instagram page back in March of 2020, but they still have a whopping 9.4 million followers and a 5.82 percent engagement rate....

Only member of Miami Showband not at scene of massacre suing over alleged UK state collusion

The Irish Times 01 Jun 2023
Photograph ... Thu Jun 1 2023 - 16.31 ... The drummer has issued High Court proceedings in Belfast against the UK ministry of defence (MoD) and PSNI, claiming damages for post-traumatic stress disorder as a secondary victim ... ....

US arm of Sinn Féin spends €110,000 on Irish unity newspaper adverts

The Irish Times 01 Jun 2023
Photograph. Simon Carswell Shauna Bowers ... In the run up to St Patrick’s Day, the US organisation ran advertisements in American newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post among others, calling for an Irish unity referendum in light of the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement. READ MORE ... ....

AP Business SummaryBrief at 8:53 p.m. EDT

Messenger-Inquirer 22 May 2023
Debt ceiling. Biden, McCarthy to meet Monday as negotiators 'keep working' to resolve standoff. WASHINGTON (AP) — Debt talks have wrapped up for the evening at the Capitol ... The semi-autonomous Belfast government has been suspended since the DUP walked out more than a year ago to protest a post-Brexit customs border ... Copyright 2023 The Associated Press....

AP Business SummaryBrief at 8:02 p.m. EDT

Enid News & Eagle 22 May 2023
Debt ceiling talks resume as Biden, McCarthy prepare to meet Monday to resolve standoff. WASHINGTON (AP) — Debt talks are resuming at the Capitol ... memory chipmaker, Micron Technology Inc ... The semi-autonomous Belfast government has been suspended since the DUP walked out more than a year ago to protest a post-Brexit customs border ... All rights reserved ... ....

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