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.


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.

Now more SNAs than ever despite what Renua suggest – Corcoran Kennedy

“There are now more Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and Resources teachers available than ever before, despite what Renua may have people believe”, says Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.

Fianna Fáil looking back fondly on 2008 and refusing to accept jobs growth in 2015 – Corcoran Kennedy

“Only this week, Fianna Fáil’s Jobs Spokesperson, Dara Calleary, bemoaned the fact that Ireland’s competitiveness is not what it was in 2008; a time when Ireland was on the brink of the economic crash, buoyed up by a false economy and broken banks.

A Yes for Marriage Equality is a Yes for inclusiveness – Corcoran Kennedy

Vice Chairperson of Fine Gael LGBT and TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has today (Monday) congratulated everyone involved in the Yes campaign on the result of the Marriage Equality Referendum on Saturday.