Review of the Year (205, Dec 2018)

It is time for one of the most treasured rituals of the Banter year. We do this every December and we always have a blast. We did it in 2009 and 2010 and 2011 and 2012 and 2013 and 2014 and 2015 and 2016  and 2017. Every year, before the Christmas madness begins in earnest, we review the previous 12 months.

The format is simple: we invite a panel of news makers and news observers to talk about the stories of the last 12 months which have resonated with them.

As is always the case, we have an action-packed selection of stories to go through with our guests. We go high and we go low, we remember stuff which happened home and away, we remind you of the stories which made us all go “ooooh” (or “uuuuugh”). We also throw in some names who made headlines that everyone has totally forgotten about a few months later.

Our Banter Review of the Year panelists for 2018: Christine Bohan (acting editor The Journal), Conor Behan (GCN columnist, DJ, radio presenter, freelancer writer and pop music enthusiast), Jeanne Sutton (writer) and David Kenny (Professor of Constitutional Law at Trinity College Dublin).

The details: the Banter Review of the Year takes place at The Liquor Rooms (and big thanks to Beibhinn and her team for putting up with us for another year) on Tuesday December 11. Doors open at 6pm and we get the review underway at 6.30pm-ish. Tickets are available here and all proceeds will go to Threshold.