The Dail has passed a motion calling for the new National Maternity Hospital to be publicly owned.
It also voted to build the facility on the St. Vincent's Hospital campus as quickly as possible.
TD's agreed for universal access to foetal anomaly screening and a commitment to work with nursing and medical unions in the recruitment and retention of staff.
Last nights motion was put forward by Sinn Féin. Its Health Spokesperson Louise O'Reilly says it's a major victory for women's health.
She said: "It's up to all of the members of the opposition to ensure that they hold the government to account. We would expect that given the commitment made by the government in relation to the motion that they will act on it but that doesn't mean we're going to rest on our laurels either."
It follows a major public backlash since it emerged that the hospital would be owned by the Sisters of Charity, despite assurances that the nuns wouldn't be involved in the running of the facility.
The Health Minister Simon Harris has asked for a month to sort out the row.