Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD was appointed Minister of State for Health Promotion in May 2016. She was first elected to Dail Eireann in the 2011 General Election.
Marcella is a former member of Offaly County Council, serving from 1999- 2009. She was appointed by an Taoiseach Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on July 22, 2014. She is also a member of the CCS temporary chair panel.
Marcella is also a chairperson of the board of BTACC. A chairperson of 'OFFLine' film festival in Birr, Co. Offaly and is a founding member of 'Film Offaly'. She is also a member of the board of Laois and Offaly transport and coordination unit (TCU). Mother to two children, Marcella enjoys going to the theatre, among her favourite playwrights are John B. Keane, Marina Carr and Jimmy Keary. She is also a fan of the television series; The Good Wife, House of Cards and Modern Family.