Government Buildings - Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2.
They started the building of 'Government Buildings' in 1904 and finished it in 1922.
For a long time the front of the building was used for government offices and the rear of the building was the College of Science. Since1990 the whole building is used for government offices. Part of the building is used for the Department of the Taoiseach, part is used for the Department of Finance and part is used for the Office of the Attorney General [the government's official lawyer]. The Taoiseach's office is on the first floor. There are also conference rooms and offices for the Taoiseach's officials.
The statues above the entrance were made by the famous Irish sculptor Power. The statues by the main door are of two of Ireland's most famous scientists, Sir Robert Boyle and Sir Wiliam Rowan Hamilton.
The beautiful bright entrance hall has a ceremonial stairway from which can be seen the stained glass window by Evie Hone called 'My four Green Fields', made for the Irish government's pavilion at the 1939 New York World Trade Fair. It shows the emblems of four provinces of Ireland in a very artistic and interesting way.
Most of the materials used throughout the building were made in Ireland. Modern works of art works hang on the walls of the rooms and corridors.