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.


Companies Bill to make it cheaper and easier to start a business – Corcoran Kennedy

Businesses have been telling us that red tape and procedure make it extremely difficult to get started in Ireland.

Targeting of adolescent girls online highlights importance of grooming legislation – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Member of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that an RTÉ programme, due to be aired tonight, which will show that young girls’ photographs are being used on pornography sites and that adolescents are being groomed online, highlights the importance of introducing grooming legislation.

Unemployment now at 10.7% - Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that the publication of the latest unemployment figure showing the rate has dropped from 15.1% in 2012 to 10.7% today shows that the economy is recovering and that the Government’s plan to create jobs is working.

€13,000 National Lottery Grants for Offaly Community Groups – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has said that National Lottery Grants allocated by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD will make a big difference to a number of organisations and groups in Offaly.

Criminal Law Bill 2014 to tackle Child Grooming – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael TD for Laois/Offaly and Member of the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has today (Thursday), welcomed the publication of the new Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014 which includes her own bill on child grooming.