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Man dies just weeks after flying home


Pearse O'Brien

Pearse O'Brien

Pearse O'Brien

A YOUNG man found dead in a house in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, had only been home a few weeks after working abroad for years, his devastated father has said.

Pearse O'Brien (23), from Belleen Upper, Nenagh, was discovered at a house in Bruach Tailte in the town at approximately 4.30pm on Monday.

It's understood that, prior to his death, he may have been attending a party in the premises where he was discovered.

His dad Matthew said he is still waiting to be told how his son died.

"I don't have any idea what happened to him.

"I'm not sure, but as far as I know one of his friends lives in the house where he was found," he said.

"I simply don't know what happened and we're waiting to be told."

A garda spokesperson said they are not treating the death as suspicious.

"We believe he died of natural causes. It's being treated as sudden death," a source said.

A post-mortem was due to be carried out last night.

Pearse worked in the construction industry and returned home from Australia last April before travelling to Saudi Arabia for work.

"He finally came home for good around November, after the contract work he was involved with came to an end," his father told the Herald.


He said Pearse was "open-minded" about his future, and was considering a return trip to Australia.

"He wanted to wait until the new year to make a decision, but he didn't have any concrete plans. He was a very easy-going and loved spending time with his friends."

Mr O'Brien described his son as "your typical young man" who loved soccer and GAA.

Pearse is survived by his sisters, Katie (27) and Roisin (21), and his mother, Christina.