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.


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.

Over 600 new jobs announced in one day as Govt moves towards meeting target of 40,000 jobs in 2015 – Corcoran Kennedy

“Today alone (Monday 23rd Feb), 660 new jobs were announced, bringing employment to Dublin, Athenry and nationwide through the ESB. This brings the Government one step closer to meeting the target of creating 40,000 new jobs in 2015”, says Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee.