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Banter’s Review of the Year

Eamon Dunphy, Aine Lawlor (pictured), Alison Curtis and Ciaran Walsh rewind the news and views of the year

Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 13:51


If we were simply talking about the review of the Banter year, there would certainly be lots to talk about. This was the year of peak Banter, 27 events and counting as we roamed from Cork to Derry, Kinsale to London, the Burren to Belfast and Dingle to our spiritual home at the Twisted Pepper in Dublin, where it all began.

We talked about everything from craft beers and Bruce Springsteen to bikes and farming. We had fascinating conversations with people like Alan McGee, Peter Hook, Dr Steve Myers, Maeve O’Rourke, Paul Morley, Mary Fitzgerald, Neil Hannon and tons more. 2013 was a blast – and we’ve some amazing stuff already in the pipeline for 2014.

As has become the norm at Banter (and we have done this for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), we end the year with the review of the year. It’s always a splendid night out as our panel run the rule over the events, news stories, happenings, talking points, heroes and villians of the last 12 months.

Our panel for the review which will probably cover everything from horseburgers and the Anglo tapes to Martin O’Neill, the Clare hurlers and the selfie: Eamon Dunphy (journalist, pundit, broadcaster and author of “The Rocky Road”), Aine Lawlor (presenter of RTE Radio One’s News At One, RTE TV’s The Week In Politics and Facing Cancer), Alison Curtis (Today FM DJ and producer) and Ciaran Walsh (managing editor Le Cool Dublin and co-founder Sweatshop).

Date, time and venue: Monday December 16, 6.30pm (doors open 6pm), Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1.

Admission is free, but you must sign up in advance to our guestlist here.