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Thursday 02 August, 2007

W.H. Ireland Group

Holding(s) in Company

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
02 August 2007


TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares



1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of         W H Ireland Group plc
existing shares to which voting rights are attached:


2. Reason for notification (yes/no)
                                                                                        Yes

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights
                                                                                        /

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition
of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached
                                                                                        /

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
                                                                                        /

Other (please specify):______________
                                                     Montpelier Holdings LLC

3. Full name of person(s) subject to notification
obligation:
                                                     As above

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from
3):
                                                     31 July 2007

5. Date of transaction (and date on which the
threshold is crossed or reached if different):
                                                     1 August 2007

6. Date on which issuer notified:
                                                     > 3% shareholding

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:


8: Notified Details

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares        triggering transaction
              Number of    Number of    Number of    Number of voting rights Percentage of voting
If possible   shares       voting       shares                               rights
use ISIN code              rights

              475,000                   1,000,000

                           475,000                   1,000,000               6.06%


ORDINARY                                             Direct      Indirect    Direct       Indirect


B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial    Expiration date      Exercise/ conversion No. of voting rights  Percentage of voting
instrument                                period/date          that may be acquired  rights
                                                               (if the instrument
                                                               exercised/converted)





Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights                              Percentage of voting rights


1,000,000                                            6.06%




9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:
Shares held by Bayridge Investments LLC as Nominee for Montpelier Holdings LLC


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of proxy holder:                            /


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease  /
to hold:


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold    /
voting rights:




13. Additional information:                            /


14 Contact name:                                       Edward Watkin Gittins


15. Contact telephone name:                            01624 623 422



Enquiries:


Michael Frame                       Company Secretary                   Tel: 0161 832 6644




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