Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy TD

Marcella is a former member of Offaly County Council, serving from 1999- 2009. She has also been Chairperson of the Midlands Regional Authority and Chairperson of the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. She was appointed Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on July 22, 2014.

Marcella was also a Director of West Offaly Enterprise Fund Ltd and a member of the West Offaly Community Forum. Mother to two children, Marcella enjoys going to the theatre. Her favourite playwright is Martin McDonagh. She is also a fan of The West Wing television series.


20% drop in number of people under 25 signing on as Live Register drops to 10% - Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that while the drop in the Live Register to 10% is very much to be welcomed, it is the fall in unemployment among those under 25 that is most encouraging.

Renua policies would increase LPT in rural Offaly and lower costs for towns and cities – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has called on Renua to clarify how increasing Local Property Tax (LPT) in rural Ireland, in order to ease the burden on urban areas, will help rural communities.

Live Register falls to 10.1% but real good news is in the detail – Corcoran Kennedy

“The Live Register has fallen for the 32nd consecutive month and now stands at 10.1%, but the real good news is the drop by almost 10% in the long-term unemployed and a decrease of just under 20% in the number of people under 25 who are signing on”, says Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee.

Minister Coveney and Senator Coghlan to address Fine Gael LGBT Referendum information meeting in Portlaoise

The Fine Gael LGBT group will host a public information meeting about the forthcoming marriage equality Referendum at 8pm on Thursday 12th March in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise.

Over 75% of new jobs in 2014 created by Irish companies – Corcoran Kennedy

“In 2014 alone just under 30,000 jobs were created and of these over 75% were created by indigenous Irish companies, indicating the strength and stability of the economic recovery” commented Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee following the publication today (Wednesday), of the Quarterly National Household Survey by the CSO.