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Belfast: Capital and chief port 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. It is the 12th-largest city in the United Kingdom and the second-largest on the island of Ireland. It had a population of 343,542 as of 2019. Belfast suffered greatly during the violence that accompanied the partition of Ireland, and especially during the more recent conflict known as the Troubles: in the 1970s and 1980s it was one of the world's most dangerous cities, with a homicide rate around 31 per 100,000.

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Ballymurphy families angry at Boris Johnson apology [Video]

Ballymurphy families angry at Boris Johnson apology

Families of those who were killed in 1971 reacted angrily on Thursday after the Government delivered an apology for the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Belfast 50 years ago.

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UK Government ‘truly sorry’ for Ballymurphy deaths [Video]

UK Government ‘truly sorry’ for Ballymurphy deaths

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis says the government is "truly sorry" for the events in Ballymurphy, west Belfast in August 1971 in which 10 people were killed. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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UK Government apology 'bare minimum' for Ballymurphy families [Video]

UK Government apology 'bare minimum' for Ballymurphy families

The UK Government must apologise “as a bare minimum” to the families of 10 innocent civilians killed in west Belfast in 1971 in shootings involving the Army, Northern Ireland’s deputy First..

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Cavalcade of cars makes its way through Ballymurphy following coroner’s ruling [Video]

Cavalcade of cars makes its way through Ballymurphy following coroner’s ruling

A cavalcade of cars has passed through Ballymurphy after a coroner ruled that 10 people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in Ballymurphy in August 1971 were “entirely..

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Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest findings [Video]

Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest findings

Ten people killed in west Belfast 50 years ago in disputed shootings involving British soldiers were “entirely innocent”, a coroner has ruled.The British Army has been found to be responsible for..

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Brother of shot priest visits grave ahead of Ballymurphy inquest findings [Video]

Brother of shot priest visits grave ahead of Ballymurphy inquest findings

Patsy Mullan visits the grave of his brother Fr Hugh Mullan in Portaferry, Northern Ireland, on the eve of the publication of the findings of the Ballymurphy inquests. Fr Mullan was among 10 people..

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McCann solicitor reacts to exclusion of soldiers' statements [Video]

McCann solicitor reacts to exclusion of soldiers' statements

The solicitor for the family of Official IRA leader Joe McCann, who was shot dead in 1972, reacts after a Belfast court ruled statements made by two former paratroopers accused of his murder should be..

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Hospitality and retail outlets reopen as NI takes major step out of lockdown [Video]

Hospitality and retail outlets reopen as NI takes major step out of lockdown

Northern Ireland has taken a major stride out of lockdown as many hospitality and retail outlets reopened their doors after four months of closure.Publicans, cafe owner and restaurateurs are now able..

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Belfast riots a 'direct consequence of Brexit', ex-Irish PM tells Euronews [Video]

Belfast riots a 'direct consequence of Brexit', ex-Irish PM tells Euronews

In an interview with Euronews, John Bruton calls Boris Johnson "irresponsible" but also blames the violence on the actions of Sinn FĂ©in and recent calls for Irish unification.

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Unrest rocks Belfast for eighth night despite calls for calm out of respect for Queen [Video]

Unrest rocks Belfast for eighth night despite calls for calm out of respect for Queen

"Protests have been postponed out of respect for the Queen and the Royal Family," read posters posted in Unionist areas of the city.

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Ponies detained at Belfast port due to Brexit paperwork errors released [Video]

Ponies detained at Belfast port due to Brexit paperwork errors released

Four ponies detained at Belfast Port for almost five weeks due to issues with Northern Ireland Protocol paperwork have been released to their new owners.Their arrival at the family farm near..

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Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute [Video]

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

The Taoiseach has warned “very serious harm” can come if people keep trying to use Brexit as an issue to create dispute.Micheal Martin said it had become clear in recent weeks what can happen..

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Belfast in turmoil as Brexit stokes tensions in Northern Ireland [Video]

Belfast in turmoil as Brexit stokes tensions in Northern Ireland

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Clean-up underway after night of disorder in west Belfast [Video]

Clean-up underway after night of disorder in west Belfast

A clean up operation is under way in west Belfast, scene of violent disorder over recent nights. A peace wall gate, which separates the loyalist and republican communities, was repaired after being set..

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'PM needs to take responsibility and go to Northern Ireland' [Video]

'PM needs to take responsibility and go to Northern Ireland'

The Shadow Home Secretary has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to "take responsibility" and "go to Northern Ireland" following another night of violence on the streets of Belfast. Nick..

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Belfast: Stones and fireworks thrown at police [Video]

Belfast: Stones and fireworks thrown at police

A heavy police presence was in operation on Thursday night in Belfast, with a water cannon, police dogs and the riot squad in place in a bid to quell another night of unrest in the area. Stones and..

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Rioters blasted with water cannon in Belfast [Video]

Rioters blasted with water cannon in Belfast

Rioters in west Belfast have been blasted with a water cannon by police, as unrest stirred on the streets of Northern Ireland once more. Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths..

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Northern Ireland Secretary welcomes united condemnation of violence [Video]

Northern Ireland Secretary welcomes united condemnation of violence

Speaking to the media at Stormont House in Belfast, Secretary of State Brandon Lewis welcomes the condemnation of violence from all the Stormont parties and expresses his confidence in the PSNI. Mr..

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NI secretary: ‘Violence is not acceptable’ [Video]

NI secretary: ‘Violence is not acceptable’

Brandon Lewis says he welcomes the statement from the five-party Northern Ireland Executive that “violence is not acceptable”, following a week of unrest in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Report by..

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Police condemn ‘disgraceful’ scenes in Northern Ireland [Video]

Police condemn ‘disgraceful’ scenes in Northern Ireland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has held a press conference condemning “absolutely disgraceful” scenes following a sixth consecutive night of violence in Belfast. Report by Jonesia. Like us..

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UK minister in Belfast for urgent talks after violence [Video]

UK minister in Belfast for urgent talks after violence

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Police attacked in Belfast on Wednesday night [Video]

Police attacked in Belfast on Wednesday night

Police were attacked and vehicles were set on fire during a further night of violence in Belfast. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Anger at police as Belfast sees further night of violence [Video]

Anger at police as Belfast sees further night of violence

Northern Ireland Executive ministers are to meet on Thursday morning following another night of violence on the streets of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Minister of Justice Naomi Long says the..

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PM apologises 'unreservedly' over killing of 10 civilians in Ballymurphy

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Northern Ireland 2-0 Ukraine: Highlights from Euro 2022 play-off win

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