The CitySwift story

At CitySwift, buses are in our blood

Our team has more than 40 years’ experience across the bus industry and a unique understanding of its operational challenges. With deep public transportation domain knowledge, we’re ideally positioned to transform the way buses are scheduled.

In 2018, we were selected to join the Intelligent Mobility UK Accelerator Programme and Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Lab in New York City. The following year, we appeared in the Sunday Business Post’s prestigious ‘100 Hot Startups’ list and were described by siliconrepublic as one of the companies shaking up Ireland’s data science scene. We have also received accolades at the National Startup Awards over two consecutive years.

CitySwift is institutionally backed. Our investors include Ryanair co-founder Declan Ryan’s Irelandia Investments, ACT Venture Capital and former CarTrawler Chief Executive Mike McGearty.

Meet the team

Our world-class team of transportation veterans, technical experts and data scientists are specialists in smart cities and mobility.


Brian O'Rourke

Brian is a tech-savvy entrepreneur and former CitiBank analyst with a range of experience. Interested in computer programs from a young age, Brian's studies included software engineering, business strategy and finance. At CitiBank, he led big data and complex optimisation projects, specifically for the mobility sector.

Alan Farrelly

Alan was born into the bus industry, his family having operated a large fleet in Ireland since the 1980's. He has worked in every role within the industry – from driving and customer service to scheduling and operations. Alan brings this in-depth knowledge and experience to CitySwift to help solve the industry's challenges.


Michael Lynch
Investment Director, Irelandia Aviation

Irelandia, led by Declan Ryan, are best known for founding low cost airlines – Ryanair in Europe, Tiger Airways in Asia, Allegiant in the USA, Viva in Mexico and Colombia. They also invest in private equity, venture capital and real estate.

Mike McGearty
Former CEO, CarTrawler

Mike joined travel technology company CarTrawler in 2006. Under his leadership, it consistently recorded high double digit year-on-year growth and received numerous industry accolades.

Robert Montgomery
Former CEO, Stagecoach Bus

Robert has 50 years’ bus industry experience in the UK, Ireland and Saudi Arabia, including more than 30 years in senior management positions. He has led a wide range of reinvention projects from the 1980’s through to the present day.

Expertise team

James McCarthy
Head of Operations
Michael Mullarkey
Head of Product
Marianne Shine
Head of People
Conor Quaine
Head of Finance
Sarah McCartan
Head of Insights
Tommy Powell
Head of Marketing
Frank Farrell
Lead Developer & Cloud Architect
Paul Allison
Senior Frontend Engineer
Vijani Bulumulla
Senior UX/UI Designer
Kevin Doherty
Data Science & Optimisation Engineer
Matthew Doodes
Data Scientist
Ciaran Flood
Senior Software Engineer
James Hannon
Software Engineer
Carol Ho
Business Development Manager

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