- n capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
- Margaret Ritchie in AFP
Very sadly, we have seen another attack on a Romanian family in east Belfast last night,said Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie, who has responsibility for social housing.
- Michael McGimpsey in guardian.co.uk
The deputy first minister, Sinn FÃ©in's Martin McGuinness, said the attacks had been carried out by "racist criminals within our society who are unrepresentative of the vast majority of the people of Belfast".
- Peter Robinson in BBC News
First Minister Peter Robinson said: "This is fantastic news for East Belfast and Northern Ireland. I have been involved in this deal for a considerable period of time, pushing the government for their support."