The Taoiseach says the 3 doctors from University Hospital Galway who were to sit on an inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar will not now do so.
It comes after the husband of the 31-year-old declared he would not co-operate with the inquiry because of the inclusion of the doctors on the team.
This afternoon Enda Kenny told the Dáil that Health Minister James Reilly had instructed the inquiry be made up of people with no association with the hospital.
These were Prof. John J. Morrison, Dr. Catherine Fleming and Dr. Brian Harte.
All hold various posts at the hospital where Mrs. Halappanavar died last month.
Hopeful of cooperation
Details of the inquiry were only announced yesterday and was to see 7 experts and specialists conduct the inquiry headed up by the head of obstetrics and gynaecology at St. George"s University of London Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.
The solicitor for Praveen Halappanavar - the husband of Savita - had said today he will not co-operate with the inquiry as he wants a full independent public investigation and will not consent to the release of medical records to assist the HSE investigation team.
His solicitor Gerard O"Donnell said earlier that his client wants a full public inquiry and has no faith in the HSE investigation.
The Taoiseach has admitted in the Dail that the only contact with Mr. Halappanavar is through a legal team.
But he hopes he will now co-operate as this is an independent inquiry.
"I would hope that Praveen Halappanavar would cooperate with the changed investigation team, which will be entirely independent" he said.
"I think it"s very important that his cooperation would be forthcoming" he added.