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Risk of 'feud within a feud' over €50,000 seized for Robbie Lawlor hit

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Police investigating the death of Robbie Lawlor in the Strathroy Park area of north Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

Police investigating the death of Robbie Lawlor in the Strathroy Park area of north Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police investigating the death of Robbie Lawlor in the Strathroy Park area of north Belfast. Photo: Kevin Scott/Belfast Telegraph

A dangerous "blame game" over the seizure of €50,000 has broken out between members of the McCarthy-Dundon gang and the Maguire faction suspected of ordering the murder of Robbie Lawlor.

Sources said both sides were "blaming each other" for gardaí seizing the cash from two women who are part of the notorious McCarthy-Dundon gang from Limerick.

The women were released without charge from Portlaoise Garda Station on Tuesday after being questioned in relation to money-laundering offences. It is believed the seized €50,000 was paid to the Limerick mob by the Maguire faction for their involvement in Lawlor's murder.