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.


Mick Wallace is wrong: Prostitution is not a financial transaction between consenting adults – Corcoran Kennedy

Proposed legislation to criminalise purchase of sex will protect the vulnerable

Improving economy and Govt supports resulting in growth for SMEs – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has said the supports in place for SMEs, alongside a growing economy, have resulted in an improvement in trading conditions.

Overturning of 56% of banks’ decisions is an indication that business owners need to ask questions – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Monday) encouraged all owners of small and medium enterprises to ask questions if a bank refuses credit.

Firm focus on job creation needed to secure the recovery – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has commended the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on the success of the Action plan for Jobs and called for a firm focus on job creation, as 800 jobs are announced in one week and the live register drops to 11%.

New Competition and Consumer Protection Commission will be a powerful watchdog and support SMEs in securing public tenders – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today welcomed the establishment of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.