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Belfast: City in the United Kingdom, capital of Northern Ireland
Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland. It is the second-largest city on the island of Ireland, after Dublin. It had a population of 333,871 as of 2015.

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Belfast violence: Police officers injured in unrest over republican bonfire, with 'women and children used as human shields'

'Officers trying to protect the community and lawful agencies are once again caught in the middle and in the firing line'
Independent - Published

Three people injured as car ploughs into crowd at Belfast cemetery

Man arrested as onlookers 'bewildered' over collision after funeral
Independent - Published

Videos for Belfast

Police chief says dissident republicans tried to lure police to their deaths [Video]Police chief says dissident republicans tried to lure police to their deaths

Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin comments on the explosion in Co Fermanagh, speaking at PSNI HQ in Belfast. He said dissident republicans attempted to lure police and Army personnel to their..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Veterans parade to mark 50 years since Operation Banner. [Video]Veterans parade to mark 50 years since Operation Banner.

Veterans parade to mark 50 years since Operation Banner. A service has been held near Belfast commemorating the British Army's decades-long deployment in Northern Ireland. Sir Robert Pascoe led..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:22Published

Book of condolence opens in Belfast for Nora Quoirin’s family [Video]Book of condolence opens in Belfast for Nora Quoirin’s family

A Belfast book of condolence has opened in a “clear and positive” show of solidarity with Nora Quoirin’s family. Sinn Fein Lord Mayor John Finucane was the first to sign it at the City Hall...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Missing Irish teen: Anonymous donor offers $12k reward [Video]Missing Irish teen: Anonymous donor offers $12k reward

The mother of missing Irish teen on Monday appealed to the public for information as the search for Nora Anne Quoirin continued in Malaysia. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Harland and Wolff 'auld hands' leave palm prints in concrete [Video]Harland and Wolff 'auld hands' leave palm prints in concrete

Former workers at a closure-threatened Belfast shipyard have returned to leave their handprints for posterity as the battle to save the business goes on. Queues of retired ship builders, known as "auld..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Bonfire lit in Belfast after police withdraw from site [Video]Bonfire lit in Belfast after police withdraw from site

Large crowds gathered to watch a bonfire set alight in Belfast to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the controversial policy of internment without trial of suspected republicans in 1971.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Belfast police clash with bonfire supporters [Video]Belfast police clash with bonfire supporters

Police are at the scene of a bonfire in north Belfast as contractors have been ordered to remove it. A large number of officers are in the New Lodge area, where a bonfire was due to be lit on Thursday..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

John McDonnell: Boris Johnson has failed Belfast shipyard workers [Video]John McDonnell: Boris Johnson has failed Belfast shipyard workers

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has visited a closure-threatened shipyard in Belfast. He claimed Boris Johnson had failed the workers in his first real test as Prime Minister. Mr McDonnell said he was..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Titanic shipyard Harland and Wolff to go into administration [Video]Titanic shipyard Harland and Wolff to go into administration

The Belfast shipyard famous for building the Titanic is set to go into administration later. Harland and Wolff, one of Northern Ireland’s most historic brands, is facing closure after its trouble-hit..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Leo Varadkar at Belfast Pride: This is Belfast at its best [Video]Leo Varadkar at Belfast Pride: This is Belfast at its best

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses thousands of people at Belfast's Custom House Square for the city's Pride parade event. It is the first time the Irish premier took part in the Belfast march.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

Johnson may opt for backstop ‘which only applies to Northern Ireland’, says former Belfast advisor [Video]Johnson may opt for backstop ‘which only applies to Northern Ireland’, says former Belfast advisor

Kevin Meagher is writer and commentator on Irish politics and a former special advisor the Labour party in Northern Ireland. He thinks Boris Johnson might try to negotiate a separate deal keeping..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:24Published

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Belfast, Brexit's major battleground [Video]UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Belfast, Brexit's major battleground

Boris Johnson is making his first trip to Northern Ireland as the UK's prime minister this week, in a bid to get the country on side with his hardline approach to Brexit.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:31Published

Boris Johnson: We believe in complete impartiality on Northern Ireland [Video]Boris Johnson: We believe in complete impartiality on Northern Ireland

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he intends to be completely impartial when discussing Brexit with Northern Ireland's political parties during a meeting in Belfast. Brexit has been a contentious issue..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to... Bombardier's green wings [Video]And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to... Bombardier's green wings

Sometimes called the 'Oscars of engineering', this year's MacAndrew award goes to Bombardier's Belfast unit for its light, fuel-saving jetliner wings. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

 

Europa League: Wolves ease to qualifier win over Crusaders in Belfast

Wolves progress to the Europa League third qualifying round after a comfortable 4-1 victory over Crusaders secures a 6-1 aggregate win.
BBC News - Published

UK PM Johnson holds Belfast talks on Brexit backstop riddle

Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks in Northern Ireland on Wednesday in a bid to untangle an impasse over the Irish border "backstop" that has scuppered all efforts to secure an..
Reuters - Published

Carlisle Lake District Airport relaunches passenger flights

Loganair are now operating routes to Dublin, Belfast and London Southend.
BBC News - Published

Fodor's Travel removes 'offensive' Belfast murals guide

fodor's travel removes 'offensive' belfast murals guide
Fodor's Travel compared "wildly romantic Catholic murals" to "workmanlike efforts" in Protestant areas.
BBC News - Published

Northern Ireland police discover bomb under officer's car

Police in Northern Ireland discovered a bomb under a police officer's car in Belfast on Saturday that they said was probably planted by militant nationalists intent on killing one of their officers had..
Reuters - Published

Bomb found under police officer's car at Belfast golf club

'Our belief is that this attempted murder was carried out by violent dissident republicans,' says Police Service of Northern Ireland
Independent - Published

Friends of Lyra McKee start 70-mile peace walk from Belfast to Derry

'We have some walkers who played their part in the Troubles - they are here to show change can happen'
Independent - Published

Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status.
Reuters - Published

Lyra McKee's partner calls on government to legalise same-sex marriage at rally in Belfast

'We pay our taxes, we are governed by the same laws, we live deeply and we love dearly - why should we not be afforded the same rights in marriage?'
Independent - Published

Airbus CEO: premature to talk about buying Bombardier Belfast plant

The head of Europe's Airbus said it was too early to talk about acquiring a Belfast factory placed on sale by Canada's Bombardier .
Reuters - Published

Northern Ireland: UK government promised to introduce same sex marriage, say Sinn Fein

As fresh talks got underway in Belfast, Conor Murphy MP said that Westminster would pass the legislation if power-sharing failed
Independent - Published

Lyra McKee: Mural tribute to murdered journalist appears in Belfast

Writer's image painted alongside moving letter to teenage self
Independent - Published

Belfast marathon was 0.3 miles too long, organisers admit

Human error blamed after lead car diverts from official route
Independent - Published

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks to restart after politicians shamed at Lyra McKee funeral, Theresa May announces

'The aim of these talks is quickly to re-establish to full operation the democratic institutions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement,' says PM
Independent - Published

British PM May to travel to Belfast for funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Belfast on Wednesday to attend the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee who was killed last week, May's office said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Baby found by bin men outside Belfast shopping centre

Man and woman charged with child cruelty after discovery on Sunday afternoon
Independent - Published

Boxer Conlan criticised after entering ring to pro-IRA song

boxer conlan criticised after entering ring to pro-ira song
Belfast boxer Michael Conlan entered the ring for Sunday's New York bout to the soundtrack of a pro-IRA song.
BBC News - Published

Belfast auction house cancels Nazi memorabilia sale after outcry from Jewish leaders

'We find it appalling. It is totally insensitive of the feelings of possible victims of the Nazi terror regime and others who were persecuted at that time'
Independent - Published

Ulster ban fan for life over abuse of Ireland international Zebo

ulster ban fan for life over abuse of ireland international zebo
The Racing 92 player said he was abused during his side's game in Belfast earlier in January.
BBC News - Published

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