Police in San Francisco say the investigation into the death of a 38-year-old Irish man in the city in January is active and ongoing and they are continuing to appeal for information.

Barry McGrath, who was originally from Cregmore, Claregalway in Co Galway, was killed when the Uber he was travelling in was struck by a stolen car in the city on 29 January.

The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene before police arrived.

A month's mind mass for Mr McGrath is taking place in both Galway and California this evening.

His uncle, Luke Glynn, said the family are devastated by his death and the manner in which it occurred.

"If there was three seconds either way, Barry would be still alive," he said, adding that the fact that the driver of the stolen car has still not been found has brought an additional layer of hurt to the family.

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"It's another heartbreak they could do without," he said, "and it would bring some bit of closure and peace of mind to them."

Mr McGrath had been working as an accountant in San Francisco and was well known in the Irish-American community there.

He was involved in several GAA, soccer and golf clubs in the city.

Mr McGrath played hurling with San Francisco GAA

"How he found the time I do not know because everything he did he was fully invested in," said Bertie Penny, Chairperson of San Francisco GAA.

"Everyone loved him here, the community here are still shocked, I mean for the mass ... it was one of the biggest funerals here that I have gone to in the city for someone from Ireland."