Congested Districts Board for Ireland. An Account of the Constitution, Administration and Dissolution of the Congested Districts Board for Ireland. From 1891 to 1923. Dublin: Eason, 1927. Pages, 276, with 18 portrait plates. Large 8vo. Green buckram titled in gilt, neat ownership name to endpaper, a near fine copy. The Congested Districts Board for Ireland was established by the Chief Secretary, Arthur J. Balfour in 1891 to alleviate poverty and congested living conditions in the west of Ireland. William Lawson Micks worked with the Congested Districts Board (CDB) for the full term of its existence, first as Secretary and from 1909 as a member. The board was dissolved in 1923 and its staff was absorbed into the Irish Land Commission when its functions were assumed by the Department of Fisheries and Rural Industries.