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Irish man found dead in Ibiza

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Alan Drennan
Alan Drennan

An Irish man has died while on holidays in Ibiza.

21-year-old Alan Drennan from Glengormley in Northern Ireland had been on the party island for less than 24 hours.

The cause of Mr Drennan's death is not yet known.

Mr Drennan worked as a mechanic for Volvo and part time as a bouncer for the Glasgow-based firm SGL Security.

Spanish authorities are investigating whether he suffered a head injury.

A spokesperson for the UK foreign office said: “We can confirm the death in Ibiza on 19 July.

“We have been liaising with the Spanish authorities and are providing support to the family at this difficult time.”

A spokesperson for the UK foreign office said: “We can confirm the death in Ibiza on 19 July.

“We have been liaising with the Spanish authorities and are providing support to the family at this difficult time”, Alan’s heartbroken brother Lee wrote on Facebook.

“I’ve learnt this the hard way as I’ve lost a massive part of my life, my wee bro.

“After 21 years of listening to his voice everyday and always having him to go to if I ever needed anything or vice versa, to be told I’ll never have that again, is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through.

“I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers for me and my family also their respect for him.

“He was one of a kind and it’s nice to see so many thing so highly of him. Thank you. I love you so much Alan. Always.”

Lee also placed a poem on a Facebook page dedicated to his younger brother's memory.

"Beloved brother,

Our hearts still ache in sadness

and secret tears still flow

What it meant to lose you

No one will ever know."

Alan’s parents, Verona and Alan, and his brother Lee, have been contacted by the British Consulate and arrangements are being made to bring his remains home.