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Revealed: Here’s how many female solicitors there are in Donegal

first_imgFigures released by the Law Society Gazette have revealed that there are more female solicitors than male solicitors in Donegal.For the first time, the Society has revealed the county distribution and gender breakdown of practising solicitors based on the amount of practising certificates (PCs) issued to solicitors by practice address.In Donegal, there is a total of 129 solicitors; 61 male solicitors and 68 female solicitors. The figures were revealed last week, coinciding with International Womens’ Day, which was marked on Friday last.The county with the most solicitors is Dublin, where 63% of practising solicitors are based (6,066). Most of Dublin’s solicitors are also female (3,235).Source: Law Society Gazette, gazette.ieWithin the State as a whole, we have 5,001 practising solicitors who are women (52%) and 4,664 who are men (48%).The profession has become increasingly balanced, especially when compared against Law Society statistics from 2000 which reveal that 2,141 practicising solicitors were women, and 3,386 were men. The gender schism widens the further back in time you go, with just 2 female soliticors practicing in 1925 compared to 987 men.In 1970, there were just 71 female solicitors compared to 1,278 men. In 1980 that figure rose to 359 females to 1,791 men. Part of this increase could be attributed to the introduction of the Civil Service (Employment of Married Women) Act, 1973 which abolished the marriage bar.Commenting on the findings, Director General of the Law Society Ken Murphy says: “Perhaps the most powerful source of human identity, even more powerful than county identity in Ireland, is gender.“The feminisation of the legal profession has been a global trend for decades. But the pace of the trend now has massive momentum. As the Law Society proudly proclaimed in 2014, the first legal profession in the world where the majority of practising members is [sic] female was the solicitors’ profession in this jurisdiction.”Female practitioners now constitute the majority in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Longford, Monaghan, and Donegal. “The tradional male hegemony, in numerical terms within the profession continues to prevail in the great majority of individual counties,” Murphy adds.Revealed: Here’s how many female solicitors there are in Donegal was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:International Women’s Daylaw society gazettelaw society of irelandlast_img read more

Antioxidantenriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients finds study

first_imgMay 24 2018Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis (CF).The study, which was recently published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, looked at the effects of a ‘cocktail’ of multiple antioxidants on inflammation and health outcomes in patients with CF. Inflammation is an important contributor to lung damage in CF, and contributes to progressive lung function decline.The 16-week study consisted of 73 pancreatic-insufficient CF patients ages 10 years and older (average age 22 years). These patients ordinarily do not adequately absorb important dietary antioxidants including carotenoids such as beta(β)-carotene, tocopherols (vitamin E), coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and selenium that help to neutralize inflammation in the body. To address this issue, the antioxidants used in the study were delivered in a capsule specifically designed for individuals with difficulties absorbing fats and proteins, including those with CF.Related StoriesMaking Bacterial Infections a Thing of the Past for Chronic Respiratory ConditionsTaking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthmaStudy measures antioxidant levels in edible insectsAntioxidant supplementation was safe and well-tolerated. Supplemental antioxidants increased antioxidant concentrations in the bloodstream in treated subjects and temporarily reduced inflammation in the blood at four weeks but not 16 weeks. Importantly, antioxidant treatment appeared to both prolong the time to the first respiratory illness requiring antibiotics and reduce the frequency of respiratory illnesses they experienced.Specifically, half as many of the patients taking the supplemental antioxidants experienced a pulmonary exacerbation (or respiratory illness) requiring antibiotics compared to the group taking the control multivitamin without added antioxidants at 16 weeks. In addition, the antioxidant treated group experienced a lower frequency of respiratory illnesses compared to the control group.”Single oral antioxidant formulations have been previously tested in CF with mixed results. However, there had not been a well-designed, randomized controlled trial of an antioxidant ‘cocktail’ that included multiple antioxidants in a single formulation,” said Scott D. Sagel, MD, PhD, pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Colorado and professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “While more research certainly needs to be done to find a treatment that delivers a sustained anti-inflammatory effect, we believe the fact that this antioxidant supplement prolonged the time patients had before their first illness is meaningful. It offers a simple, relatively inexpensive means for restoring and maintaining normal antioxidant levels in people who would otherwise have trouble doing so.” Source:https://www.childrenscolorado.org/last_img read more