Belfast murder of gangland boss was planned in Sligo, court told

The High Court has heard that the murder last April of Irish gangland boss Robbie Lawlor in north Belfast was allegedly commissioned at a meeting in Sligo.

Prosecutors said the underworld figure moved north of the border because he feared he was going to be attacked.

But it was claimed that a plan to lure him to his death had already been authorised at a gathering attended by an international drugs dealer three weeks earlier in Sligo.

The new details emerged as bail was refused to one of two men charged with the murder on April 4 this year.