- This weir cannot be run.
- The design of this weir made it impassable regardless of the waterflow over it.
- The weir at Portlaw is, by design, next to impossible to escape
from without the use of lifebuoys and or an access ladder.
The report does not say who designed and built this weir or when it
was done. I have asked Waterford County Council for information.
According to the Irish Independent, the families of the canoeists are considering legal action.