The careful removal of the Thomas Moore statue was successfully carried out in May 2014. Extensive pre-work surveys including laser scanning and detailed examinations of the condition of the bronze and surrounding stone plinth were undertaken in advance. These examinations showed that the statue was in very good condition, particularly when taking into account its age. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with Dublin City Council carried out some much needed bronze repair works in the form of repatination. This process involves a thorough steam clean of the bronze followed by the reapplication of a chemical patina to match the finish that was originally applied in the 19th century.