The Congested Districts Board, 1891–1923
‘…as a study of the work of the Board and its immediate effects, this carefully researched book provides a clear picture of its scope and functioning …. This book is not the final word on the CDB, but perhaps the subject is so large that one should not seek a final word in a single book. Nevertheless, it provides a useful survey and discussion of its achievements, and if this stimulates investigation into other aspects, this will all be to the good.’ Carla King, Irish Economic & Social History.
‘…despite its innovative structure and generous funding, the C.D.B. has received relatively little attention from historians. A book devoted to the board is thus to be welcomed, particularly one so handsomely produced …. The book provides a useful survey of the work undertaken by the C.D.B. and the problems it faced …. This is a valuable study that will profitably engage the attention of economic and political historians alike.' Virginia Crossman, Irish Historical Studies.