First Royal Irish Regiment soldier Murdered by Terrorism.

Tuesday, 20 October, 1992
The Royal Irish Regiment

Sergeant Robert James Irvine was the Motor Transport (MT) Sergeant of the 9th Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment.

Sergeant Irvine was murdered when he was off-duty and walking from an annexe to the main house where his family were living in Rasharkin, at around 2100 hours on 20 October 1992. He had no warning and no chance to defend himself. A terrorist gunman fired ten rounds at him from a range of just over 20 metres and he was killed instantly. His wife and two children were inside the house at the time of his murder.