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Desmond Ernest was a member of the Prison Officer (PO) when killed. The brief circumstances of the death are as follows: Shot leaving a meeting of the Prison Officers’ Association of which he was secretary. Shortly before his death, Mr Irvine had taken part in a television programme on life at the Maze Prison. He also had a brother who served in the Prison Service and has now retired. Joined the Northern Ireland Prison Service in September 1964 and served for over 13 years until his murder by the IRA. He last served in Maze prison.
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|He was a law abiding , caring and religious man who was taken from us in an inhuman and callious manner. He was true to his word and fair to all who worked with him.
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