The graffiti is a take on the iconic photograph (from the National Library of Ireland/Daily Sketch) of Easter Rising leader Padraig Pearse surrendering to General Lowe and his staff officer, Major de Courcy-Wheeler, on 10 May 1916.
Instead of the British soldiers, the artist substituted two construction workers.
Four of the Moore Street buildings, where it is believed the Easter Rising leaders last gathered, are in the process of being conserved.
These buildings, numbers 14-17 on the terrace, are subject to a State preservation order and works were underway to restore them in time for this year’s centenary celebrations.
However the adjacent buildings, numbers 13, 18 and 19, are also set to be demolished as part of the works. Campaigners have called for the entire terrace to be protected as they say it is all of historical significance.
Though the artwork has ‘Banksy’ written on the side, doubts have been cast on its authenticity. The graffiti artist does not usually sign his works.