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.


Corcoran Kennedy finally gets response from CEO of Ulster Bank re Ferbane branch

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has received assurances from the Chief Executive of Ulster Bank that the bank’s ATM machine will be retained in Ferbane, County Offaly. Deputy Corcoran-Kennedy has also been assured that Ulster Bank customers will be able to deposit money into their accounts in Ferbane Post Office.

Fianna Fáil still thinking about how to recover the 330,000 jobs lost during their crash – Corcoran Kennedy

“Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Dara Calleary, this morning on radio said that the party is in the process of finalising their enterprise policy offering. I am glad that after four years they are finally starting to think about how to recover some of the 330,000 jobs lost during the economic collapse they caused” says Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas jobs Committee.

Fianna Fáil not happy that the Government intends to create 40,000 jobs this year?

“It is time for Fianna Fáil to stop feeding off the scraps of Government policy and to come up with their own jobs plan”. Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee was speaking following the announcement of the Government's ambitious jobs targets this week.

Record year for Enterprise Ireland supported companies with creation of 8,476 new jobs – Corcoran Kennedy

“Enterprise Ireland’s End of Year Statement shows strong growth for Irish business in 2014 with a net increase of 8,476 jobs, the highest gain in one year in the history of the agency”, says Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee.

Over 7,000 foreign investment jobs in 2014 create almost 5,000 knock-on positions in local economy – Corcoran Kennedy

“Foreign investment by IDA client companies created 7,131 high-skilled jobs in 2014 and resulted in almost 5,000 additional positions in the local economy, particularly benefiting the construction sector. This is very much to be welcomed and to be encouraged in 2015” says Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee.