The former College of Science building in Merrion Sq, Dublin was converted to the Dept of Taoiseach c. 1990. In old pictures of the building, and in some modern photos, an inscription is visible below the pediment which reads (approx.) "inceptum Edwardi VII ... Georgi V perfectum" which roughly translates - "begun in reign of Edward VII, completed in reign of George V".
However in most modern photos this inscription is not visible. The building frequently appears in RTE news reports, but the inscription is never visible.
Does anyone know has the inscription been physically removed on the building? - or has it deliberately been edited out of official photos? (perhaps because some might feel such a reminder of British rule is inappropriate on Ireland's seat of government)