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.


Latest employment figures prove the move away from FF policies is working – Corcoran Kennedy

“Adding over 1,300 jobs per week to the economy proves that the Government’s plan, and the move away from the Fianna Fáil high tax, high spend policy, is working”, says Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

Support available for new local business women – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has encouraged local women in Laois, Offaly and North Tipperary who have recently started their own business, to apply to ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups), a fully funded programme to support female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.

Online etiquette needed to tackle cyber bullying – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that an established online etiquette is necessary to put an end to online bullying and intimidation.

FF job plan still MIA while Govt pro-growth policies result in drop in Live Register – Corcoran Kennedy

“Fianna Fáil’s elusive jobs policy is still missing in action. The long promised policy is nowhere to be seen, as the party’s TDs concentrate on negative campaigning and trying to rewrite history”, says Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee and Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

Unemployment rate now at 9.7% and firm plan in place for regional jobs growth – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June of 9.7% is very encouraging and that the trend of decreasing unemployment should continue with the new Midlands Action Plan for Jobs.