The Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 was passed by Seanad Éireann on 28 June 2021 and completed Second Stage in Dáil Éireann on 1 July 2021. The Bill is expected to progress to Committee and remaining stages in Dáil Éireann on 7 July 2021. With the support of both Houses, it is envisaged that the Bill will be passed by both Houses before the Summer recess with a view to enactment as a matter of priority. It is intended to make an order, or orders, as required, to commence the provisions as soon as possible thereafter, particularly having regard to the need to bring into operation the provisions that aim to address the impact of the Covid-19 on the plan making programmes and the completion of constructions projects.