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Banksy Bailout

Is Banksy supporting the Moore Street campaign? It's unlikely...

A painting appeared overnight.

DSC_3986 John Rooney John Rooney

AN ARTWORK BEARING the tag of renowned graffiti artist Banksy has appeared at the site of the Moore Street protests.

The art shows a depiction of the famous photo of Pádraig Pearse surrendering to British General Lowe as the 1916 Rising failed.

However, in this version, the British soldiers are wearing hi-vis jackets, mimicking the builders at the site.

Earlier this month a group of protesters occupied the site where it is believed Pearse and other 1916 rebels surrendered after the Rising.

Restoration work at the site on 14-17 Moore Street, which has been declared a National Monument, began last November after the government stepped in to buy the site.

A High Court action taken by the 1916 Relatives Association has halted those works, but protesters have continued their campaign, with a rally to be held tomorrow.

But, is the artwork a genuine Banksy? has reached out to the anonymous artist to ask, but the tag suggests that it’s not.

A look at his website shows that Banksy tends not to tag his works.


Either way, it’s either a Banksy piece or a good-looking homage.

Thanks to John Rooney for sending on the photos

Read: ‘This is unacceptable to anyone who gives a damn about Irish history’

Read: ‘I slept in 18 Moore Street in protest this weekend. Once these buildings are gone, they’re gone’

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