The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes report, a 4,000 page document, was submitted by the Commission to Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman this afternoon.
Micheál Martin said it is his intention to have the report published as soon as possible.
He met with a number of groups this morning and they discussed the need to progress legislation on tracing and accessing information.
Asked if his Government would issue a State apology and put in place a redress scheme, Mr Martin said the coalition would await the report but would not be found wanting when it came to providing a comprehensive response.
The report will be published after it is reviewed by the Attorney General.
It will include the testimonies of people who lived and worked in 14 mother-and-baby homes and four County Homes between the 1920s and the 1990s.
The Commission will dissolve at the end of next February.