Sunday 28 December 2014

Magaluf law change aims to restrict pub-crawl culture

Michael Staines

Published 12/07/2014 | 02:30

Magaluf is now a destination of choice for the post-Leaving Cert holiday.
Magaluf is now a destination of choice for the post-Leaving Cert holiday.

SPANISH party town Magaluf has brought in a new law aimed at curbing pub crawls ahead of an expected influx of Leaving Cert students.

The well-known resort has received bad publicity in recent weeks after a video surfaced of an 18-year-old girl from the north performing sex acts on 24 men to win a cocktail.

And singer Mary Coughlan said she had "never seen anything like" the drink, drugs and debauchery in her life after flying out to bring her son home.

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Now officials have enacted stricter laws to try and rebuild its image among Irish and British tourists.

The new measures were brought in throughout the Majorcan region of Calvià – which also includes popular beach resort, Santa Ponsa.

Parts of Majorca like Magaluf have long been one of the most popular destinations for post Leaving Cert Irish revellers while other resorts appeal to families. According to the Statistical Institute of the Balearic Islands, nearly 105,000 Irish made the trip in 2013.

Irish Independent

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