Government Buildings ( ga, Tithe an Rialtais) is a large Edwardian building enclosing a quadrangle on Merrion Street in Dublin, Ireland, in which several key offices of the Government of Ireland are located. Among the offices of State located in the building are: *Department of the Taoiseach *Council Chamber (''cabinet room'') *Attorney General of Ireland, Office of the Attorney General *Department of Finance (Ireland), Department of Finance *Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Origins The building that was to become Government Buildings was the last major public building constructed under United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, British rule in what is now the Republic of Ireland. The foundation stone for the building was laid by Edward VII of the United Kingdom, King Edward VII in 1904. It was built on the site of a row of Georgian architecture, Georgian houses that were being controversially demolished one by one as the new building was erected. The building itse ...
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