first_imgBREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ have targeted drink drivers in Donegal as part of a nationwide crackdown.The Mandatory Alcohol Testing Checkpoints – part of Operation Surround – have been taking place over the past few hours in Donegal Town with Gardaí on every route into and out of the town.It follows similar operations in Buncrana and Ballybofey in recent weeks. Officers are also targeting other areas of the county with patrols.They say the emphasis of these checkpoints is to target and intercept intoxicated drivers through the use of Mandatory Alcohol Testing, by surrounding specific locations in each Garda Region.The Donegal Town checkpoints took place earlier.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau, said: “In the first three months of the year, a total of 1,926 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The vast majority of drivers act responsibly and don’t mix driving with drinking alcohol. “However nearly 2,000 drivers so far this year have behaved in a totally irresponsible manner. Drink driving is totally unacceptable and we will continue to intensively target these selfish drivers who think that it won’t affect their, or others safety on the road.“All members of An Garda Síochána are out all around the country, day and night, targeting intoxicated driving.”Assistant Commissioner Twomey went on: “Even if you don’t meet a checkpoint, you could still be breath tested if you run a red light, enter a bus lane, speed, or if you’re involved in a road traffic collision. Never take the chance, it could prove very costly…the least of which are penalty points, a fine or the loss of your licence. If you’re drinking alcohol, forget about driving.The Mandatory Alcohol Checkpoints involve Traffic Units and Regular Units from each Garda Division across the country.Assistant Commissioner Twomey reminded those celebrating this weekend to allow adequate time before driving again. See the Morning After campaign page on This page explains the definition of standard drink and the length of time it takes the body to eliminate it. NEWS: GARDAÍ IN BLITZ ON DONEGAL DRINK DRIVERS was last modified: April 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:checkpointdonegalDonegal Towndrink driversGardaMATlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTo highlight the increasing breadth and depth of luxury travel product in Australia, Luxperience has unveiled its 2019 familiarisation program for international buyers. Luxperience, Australia’s leading luxury travel business exchange, is gearing up for its biggest year yet.With this year’s theme ‘Experience is Everything’, the 2019 Luxperience pre- and post-event familiarisation tours capture the true essence of Australia with immersive experiences unique to specific destinations.The experience focused program highlights areas of Active Pursuits, Wellness Retreats, Gastronomic Experiences, Nature and Coastline and Urban Escapes. The deadline for Global Buyer applications is 31 May, 2019.El Questro Homestead, The KimberleyGlobal buyers will be given the opportunity to sample food and wine unique to New South Wales, walk the Scenic Rim of Southern Queensland’s Hinterland and enjoy yoga on the beach in Byron Bay. Some of the product featuring on the itineraries include Lizard Island, Spicers Retreats, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and El Questro Homestead in the Kimberley.Michelle Papas, Luxperience Event Director said: “The modern high-end traveller demands go beyond the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They are looking for authentic Australian experiences that can’t be seen or done anywhere else in the world.Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef“It is only natural that we embrace this in our 2 to 5-day familiarisation tours and further educate media and global buyers on the truly diverse range of destinations and experiences Australia has to offer.”With Australia welcoming over 9 million international visitors in 2018, up 4.5% from 2017 according to the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, the luxury travel product is enjoying a boom.“Insights from our Global Buyers and overseas networks show that the interest in new experiential and niche product, especially from Australia and New Zealand, far exceeded any other preferences from their clients. This is very encouraging for our region.”For more details about participating in Luxperience’s Familiarisation Program, see back to the enewsletterlast_img read more