PIZZA delivery driver Brian Smith, who was found dead in his home in Tipperary in December, was just 22.
The death is the latest in a string of deaths of young people from alcohol poisoning.
It was announced this week that he had been found dead with an empty bottle of wine in his hand.
Tipperar County Coroner’s office confirmed the death but said they could not say how long he had suffered from the poison.
Police are investigating his death.
Mr Smith’s mother, Debbie, said she believed the poisoning had taken place.
“I thought it was a very, very sick man,” she said.
She said she had spoken to his brother in the weeks leading up to his death, and that he was very worried.
“He had been getting drunk,” she told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.
Her son had been drinking vodka and wine before he was found unconscious at home with an alcohol-filled bottle of beer in his hands, her son said. “
His brother had been talking to him about it, and he said he didn and he’s got to take a step back and he doesn’t want him to drink any more.”
Her son had been drinking vodka and wine before he was found unconscious at home with an alcohol-filled bottle of beer in his hands, her son said.
“If it was not for him being so young, he would be dead.”
The young man’s brother, Shane, who is now 17, said he was worried about his brother.
“We have a lot of people, not only in the family but in our whole town, who are drinking and taking it,” he said.
A report was submitted to the coroner by the Coroner for Tipperá County, in which it was revealed that the young man had been on his own for a number of weeks, and had been taking medication for alcohol addiction.
Mr Murphy said the coroner had told him the young men death was a “tragedy”.
“I’m very sorry for his family and the whole community and I hope that he will now rest in peace,” he added.
“They have to be supported and there has to be an inquest.
It’s a tragedy.”
The Coroner said that the cause of death was not yet known.
The young men friends were also not present at the funeral service.
The Coroners Office said it would not comment on the coroner’s report.
Tippara, Co Cork, TD Mr Murphy’s comments come after the Tippera TD, Shane Murphy, said that he would not be commenting on the Coroner’s report on Mr Smiths death.
He said that his brother was “going to be devastated”.
“We’ve all got our own lives to live, and my brother, he’s going to be very devastated,” he told RTE’s Morning Ulster.
The Independent Alliance TD said that there were people who would “love to have him back”.
“He’s not dead.
There’s no cause of his death,” he continued.
There’s nothing we can do, but we’re going to do what we can to support him in any way that we can.” “
The Coroner has said that it is unlikely that there was any alcohol in the home at the time of his demise.”
There’s nothing we can do, but we’re going to do what we can to support him in any way that we can.
“A spokesperson for the TD said Mr Murphy would not have comment on Mr Murphys remarks.
On behalf of the Tippabhains family, we want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Brian Smith,” they said.