Ireland's health minister James Reilly said Savita Halappanavar's death was a tragedy and that he would be seeking a report on the incident.
He also confirmed that another report by a 14-member expert group advising the government on abortion laws in the wake of a European Court of Human Rights ruling landed on his desk last night.
The ruling found the state violated the rights of a woman with cancer who was forced to travel abroad.
– James Reilly, Ireland's health minister
The report has been a bit delayed but it landed in my department last night.
I haven't had an opportunity to review it and I need to do that, and I need to do that carefully before I make the next move I make.
The minister added that the report was due to be completed by the end of October, but that extra time was sought and he had expected it on November 12.